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Ludwig elected to Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies Advisory Board

06_10Ludwig02.jpgBOONE—Timothy D. Ludwig has been elected to the advisory board of the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies.

The Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies, founded in 1981, is a non-profit organization whose mission is to advance the scientific study of behavior and its humane application to the solution of practical problems and the prevention and relief of human suffering (

Since the early 1990s, workplace safety has been a priority initiative of the Cambridge Center. The center focuses on adoption of evidence-based practices in workplace safety, and the dissemination of practice and policy-related research.

Ludwig also was recently approved to join the center’s Commission on Behavioral Applications Behavioral Safety. The CBA reviews accreditation applications from companies that believe they have exemplary safety programs that are based on the principles of behavior. If a site visit confirms the performance data and program operations described in the company’s application, the CBA awards the CCBS seal of accreditation.

Ludwig is a professor of psychology at Appalachian State University where he

teaches in the industrial/organizational psychology-human resources management master’s program at Appalachian.

His recent book, “Intervening to Improve the Safety of Occupational Driving” (Haworth Press), reviews 10 years of systematic behavioral safety data-based research on goal setting and feedback as well as empirical descriptions of response generalization.

His current research investigates the integration of human performance technology with behavior analytic principles to improve employee quality, productivity and safety in industry.

Ludwig is an associate editor of the Journal of Organizational Behavior Management and is president of the Organizational Behavior Management National Network.

He has been recognized as a University Deans Distinguished Graduate Faculty, a member of Appalachian’s Academy of Outstanding Teachers, and the UNC Board of Governers Excellence in Teaching Award.

Ludwig also serves as a strategic planning and human resources development consultant to both private and governmental organizations.