Dr. Michael Dougher is currently Emeritus Professor of Psychology and former Vice President for Research, at the University of New Mexico, where he started his academic career in 1980. He received his bachelor’s degree from UCLA in 1974, and his Ph.D. in clinical and experimental psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1980. Dr. Dougher played an important role in the development of the now rapidly growing field of clinical behavior analysis. He conducted basic laboratory research on stimulus equivalence, relational responding, and the transformation of functions in an attempt to identify and articulate the complex verbal process that underlies the development and treatment of clinical problems. Dr. Dougher is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society, the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI), and the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science. He is a member of the Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior and has served as Associate Editor of the Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior and Editor of The Behavior Analyst. He served as Experimental Representative to the ABAI Council, President of Division 25 of the American Psychological Association, and President of ABAI.