With a B. A. from Hamilton College and a Ph.D. from Harvard University, Philip N. Hineline spent three years at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research before moving to Temple University, where he is now Professor Emeritus, having formally retired in 2011. He continues his relationship with Temple’s Interdisciplinary Masters Program in Applied Behavior Analysis, which he and Saul Axelrod co-founded nearly three decades ago.
Dr. Hineline developed the “Interteach Format” for use in classroom teaching, a technique that has been adopted by colleagues at many universities and has been a focus of recent research. He has served as Associate Editor, as Editor, and as Review Editor of the Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior. He has been President of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, as well as of Division 25 of the American Psychological Association, the Eastern Psychological Association, and the Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior. He has received several awards for excellence in teaching, research, and service to the field, including the Fred S. Keller Behavioral Education Award, from Division 25 of the American Psychological Association.
His conceptual writing has addressed the characteristics of explanatory language and the controversies that have confronted behavior analysis — and recently, narrative and story-telling. His basic research has focused upon temporal extension in behavioral / psychological processes, which grew from experimental analyses of avoidance to address positively as well as negatively reinforced behavior. Recent applied concerns have included behavioral interventions for children with autism, and especially, the skills of persons who implement those interventions.