Cloyd Hyten

2016 TxABA Award - Career Contributions to Behavior Analysis in Texas

Cloyd Hyten 2016 TxABA Career Award for Behavior Analysis in Texas

Dr. Cloyd Hyten grew up as an “Army brat” traveling across the U.S. and Europe. He started his career in behavior analysis in basic research labs at West Virginia University where he received his doctoral degree in Behavior Analysis.Cloyd Hyten

In 1990, Sigrid Glenn was building the world’s first Department of Behavior Analysis at the University of North Texas and Dr. Hyten was one of the first faculty she selected to help launch the new program. Dr. Hyten brought innovation and excellence to the university. For example, he created the Eagle Performance Improvement Center (EPIC), a program that specialized in systemic solutions to assist a wide range of organizations, from professional service firms to manufacturing companies to medical clinics, to improve their performance. Under Dr. Hyten’s mentorship, hundreds of Texas graduate students learned the value of performance pay, scorecards, and systems solutions.

Dr. Hyten was also an early and active participant in TxABA. He served as the organization’s secretary-treasurer from 1995 to 2001 and was instrumental in helping to grow the conference and the organization.

Dr. Hyten is currently a Senior Consultant at Aubrey Daniels International (ADI) where he works with numerous clients on safety and performance improvement programs. In addition to consulting work, Dr. Hyten has been a thought leader in the field, presenting papers at national conferences, serving on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, currently Past President of the OBM Network, and co-authoring a book on improving performance in work teams. Dr. Hyten is a Certified Performance Technologist (CPT), a highly rated instructor, recognized for his knowledge of behavior analysis and his ability to communicate it to audiences in an enthusiastic and humorous manner. We would like to take this moment to recognize and appreciate Dr. Cloyd Hyten for his contributions to Behavior Analysis in the state of Texas.

Written by Carla Smith

Presented by Gordon Bourland at the 2016 TxABA Annual Conference