The Drake University School of Education has named Sacha Pence director of the school’s new graduate program in applied behavioral analysis. Pence, a certified behavior analyst, was most recently an assistant professor of psychology at Auburn University. She has diverse clinical training in settings including public schools, residential treatment centers, mental health agencies and outpatient clinics. Her research emphases are related to best practices in the training of behavior analysts to design clinical interventions that can be consistently and effectively implemented in a variety of environments. Pence earned her doctorate in psychology, with an emphasis in behavior analysis, from West Virginia University in 2012. She received a master’s degree in applied behavior analysis from Northeastern University in 2007, and bachelor’s degrees in psychology and biology from Northern Michigan University in 2004. Drake’s graduate-level program in behavior analysis launched this fall, with courses toward a master’s degree and professional certificate. Students who complete the program will be prepared to sit for the exam to become a board-certified behavior analyst.