William L. Heward is professor emeritus in the College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University. Dr. Heward has been a senior Fulbright scholar in Portugal, a visiting scholar at the National Institute of Education in Singapore, a visiting professor of psychology at Keio University in Tokyo and the University of São Paulo, Brazil, and has given lectures and workshops in 16 other countries. He has published more than 100 journal articles and book chapters and nine books, including Applied Behavior Analysis, second edition (2007, co-authored with John Cooper and Tim Heron) and Exceptional Children: An Introduction to Special Education, tenth edition (2013).
Awards recognizing Dr. Heward's contributions to behavior analysis and education include the Ellen P. Reese Award for Communication of Behavioral Concepts from the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies, the Fred S. Keller Behavioral Education Award from the American Psychological Association's Division 25, and the Distinguished Psychology Department Alumnus Award from Western Michigan University. A past president and fellow of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Dr. Heward has research interests that include "low-tech" methods for increasing the effectiveness of group instruction and adaptations of curriculum and instruction that promote the generalization and maintenance of newly learned knowledge and skills.