Collaborators
Sandra M. Chafouleas, Ph.D.

University of Connecticut
Professor, School Psychology 
Research Scientist, Center for 
Behavioral Education & Research

Sandra M. ChafouleasDr. Chafouleas is a Professor in the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut. Dr. Chafouleas received her Ph.D. in School Psychology from Syracuse University and has been a licensed psychologist in Connecticut since 2001. Her primary areas of research interest involve school-based behavior assessment as well as the application of evidence-based strategies in schools. She has authored over 80 articles, book chapters, and books. She currently serves as the Project Director on an IES-funded Goal 5 grant (VIABLE-I) and as Co-Training Director of an IES-funded post-doctoral fellowship grant (Project PBER). She is an Associate Editor of School Psychology Review, and an editorial board member/reviewer for a number of related journals. Prior to becoming a university trainer, she worked as a school psychologist and school administrator in a variety of settings for children with behavior disorders. 

Contact Dr. Chafouleas at:

sandra.chafouleas@uconn.edu
(860) 486-6868
www.cber.org

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T. Chris Riley-Tillman, Ph.D.
University of Missouri
Professor, School Psychology

T. Chris Riley-TillmanDr. Riley-Tillman received his Ph.D. in School Psychology from Syracuse University. Dr. Riley-Tillman is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Missouri. In his current position, Dr. Riley-Tillman provides training in assessment, intervention and consultation. He brings qualifications in the areas of applied behavior analysis, single case design, and the development and validation of assessment and intervention methodologies, which are both empirically supported and feasible. His research interests involve social behavioral assessment, academic assessment/intervention, single case design and consultation. He has authored over 75 articles, book chapters and books. Dr. Riley-Tillman serves as Co-Principal Investigator on Project VIABLE II, an IES-funded grant with goals to develop and evaluate procedures for direct behavior rating scales to effectively and efficiently measure student behavior. Dr. Riley-Tillman is currently serving as a board member of School Psychology Review, School Psychology Quarterly, the Journal of Applied School Psychology and the Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation.

Contact Dr. Riley-Tillman at:
rileytillmant@missouri.edu
(573) 882-2940
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Megan E. Welsh, Ph.D.

University of Connecticut
Assistant Professor, Measurement, Evaluation, and Assessment


Theodore J. ChristDr. Welsh is an Assistant Professor in Measurement, Evaluation and Assessment at the University of Connecticut, and a graduate of the Ph.D. program in Educational Psychology at the University of Arizona and of the Master's in Public Policy program at the University of California, Berkeley. Her research addresses the use of assessment as an educational reform lever, measuring teacher effectiveness, program evaluation, and test validity. She has published in Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, Applied Measurement in Education, Educational Assessment, and the International Journal of Testing.

Contact Dr. Welsh at:
megan.welsh@uconn.edu
(860) 486-6125
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Gregory A. Fabiano, Ph.D.

University at Buffalo, SUNY
Associate Professor, Department of Counseling, 
School, and Educational Psychology

Gregory A. FabianoDr. Fabiano is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Counseling, School and Educational Psychology at the University at Buffalo, SUNY. He received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University at Buffalo in 2005, subsequent to completing his pre-doctoral internship at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Dr. Fabiano’s primary research interests involve the development and implementation of effective assessments and interventions for children with disruptive behavior disorders, such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder across the home, school, and peer group settings. 

Contact Dr. Fabino at:
fabiano@buffalo.edu
(716) 829-2244 x122
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Amy Briesch, Ph.D.

Northeastern University
Assistant Professor, School Psychology Program

Amy BrieschDr. Briesch is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Counseling and Applied Educational Psychology in the Bouvé College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University. She received her Ph.D. in school psychology from the University of Connecticut in 2009, subsequent to completing her pre-doctoral internship with Heartland Area Education Agency. Dr. Briesch’s primary research interests involve the role of student involvement in intervention design and implementation, use of self-management as an intervention strategy for reducing problem behaviors in the classroom, and identification and examination of feasible and psychometrically-sound measures for the formative assessment of student social behavior. 


Contact Dr. Briesch at:
a.briesch@neu.edu
(617) 373-8291
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Stephen P. Kilgus, Ph.D.

East Carolina University
Assistant Professor, School Psychology


KilgusDr. Kilgus is currently an Assistant Professor in the School Psychology Program within the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences at East Carolina University. Dr. Kilgus received his Ph.D. in school psychology from the University of Connecticut in 2011. He completed his pre-doctoral internship within the Home and School Consultation division of the May Institute, Inc., located in Randolph, MA. Dr. Kilgus’s primary research interests include the development and evaluation of social behavior assessment tools and procedures, targeted behavior interventions and supports, the use of technological systems to inform data-based decision making and promote student success, and modern test theory.

Contact Dr. Kilgus at:
kilguss@ecu.edu
(252) 328-1371
Lisa M. Sanetti, Ph.D.

University of Connecticut
Assistant Professor, School Psychology
Research Scientist, Center for
Behavioral Education & Research

Lisa SanettiDr. Sanetti is an Assistant Professor in the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut. Dr. Sanetti received her Ph.D. in School Psychology from the University of Wisconsin—Madison and has been a licensed psychologist in Connecticut since 2008. Her primary areas of research interest involve treatment integrity assessment and promotion as well as evidence-based practice in schools. She currently serves as the Project Director on an IES-funded Goal 2 grant (PRIME) with the goal of developing a feasible and efficient method for promoting high levels of treatment integrity of school-based interventions implemented by educators. She is an editorial board member/reviewer for a number of education and psychology journals. Prior to joining the faculty at University of Connecticut, she was a behavioral consultant serving schools throughout Massachusetts and Connecticut. In this role, she provided assessment and intervention services to children with significant disabilities and/or mental health issues and their families and educators.

Contact Dr. Sanetti at:
lisa.sanetti@uconn.edu
(860) 486-4281
www.cber.org
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 Theodore J. Christ. Ph.D.

University of Minnesota
Associate Professor, School Psychology

Theodore J. ChristDr. Christ is an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities. Dr. Christ is engaged in research, teaching, and service related to assessment for the purpose of school-based problem solving and response to intervention. Dr. Christ is engaged with several research lines that examine and improve assessments that are designed to inform school-based service delivery. That includes research on Direct Behavior Ratings (DBR), Curriculum-Based Measurement (CBM), Subskill Analysis of Reading Fluency (SARF), and other computer-based assessments. Dr. Christ has more than 60 publications, 50 presentations, and is associated with more than $3.7 million dollars in research-related funding.

Contact Dr. Christ at:
tchrist@umn.edu
(612) 624-7068
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Project Manager
Faith G. Miller, Ph.D.

University of Connecticut
Research Associate, Department of Educational Psychology
Research Associate, Center for
Behavioral Education & Research

MillerDr. Miller received her Ph.D. in School Psychology from Pennsylvania State University in 2011, subsequent to completing her pre-doctoral internship with Academy School District 20 in Colorado Springs, CO. She is the Project Manager for Project VIABLE-II: Unified validation of Direct Behavior Ratings (DBR) in a problem-solving model at the University of Connecticut. Her area of specialization is in behavior management and her primary research interests involve school-based behavioral assessment and intervention.

Contact Dr. Miller at:
faith.miller@uconn.edu
(860) 486-2811

 
Research Assistants

University of Connecticut

Austin Johnson email

Rivkah Rosen email

Janice Kooken email

Rose Jaffery email

University of Missouri         

Dan Cohen email

Wes Sims email

Leslie Muench email



University at Buffalo, SUNY

Rebecca Norton email