Research Areas


Contextually Relevant and Socially Valid Interventions

Efficient, resource-saving, and socially valid interventions given the particulars of various school contexts

Social validity

Contextual fit

Classroom management

High Impact and Prevention

Bridge the research-to-practice gap

Interventions that produce high-impact behavior change

  • Building repertoires that reduce the likelihood of children developing problem behavior

  • Reducing impulsive choice in young children

Implementing effective practices at scale in educational systems

  • School-wide positive behavioral interventions and supports (SWPBIS)

  • Implementation science

Social justice issues in education

  • Misuse of seclusion and restraint for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities

  • Disproportionality in school discipline

Supporting Implementer Behavior

Training and coaching teachers and staff in the process of evidence-based practice

  • Implementation of effective practices

  • Data-based decision-making (fidelity, student outcomes)

  • Student, family, teacher, and community values

  • School context and resources

Efficient and socially valid methods for training and coaching

  • Social validity

  • Implementer-guided coaching support

  • Self-monitoring

  • Telehealth