Rob Horner is the Alumni-Knight endowed professor of special education at the University of Oregon where he directs the Educational and Community Supports research unit. He earned a B.A. in Psychology from Stanford University, Master’s in Experimental Psychology from Washington State University, and Ph.D. in Special Education from the University of Oregon. Dr. Horner’s research focuses on developing evidence-based interventions that result in socially significant changes for people with and without disabilities. As co-director with Dr. George Sugai of the OSEP Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports Dr. Horner coordinates research and technical assistance activities with partners across the nation. During the past 20 years he has worked with schools and administrators to develop approaches for implementing school-wide systems of positive behavior support. He has been editor of the Journal of the Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps, co-editor of the Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, and associate editor for the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis and the American Journal on Mental Retardation. Dr. Horner’s many awards include the SABA Public Service Behavior Analysis Award (2006), the AAMR Education Award (2002), the TASH Positive Approaches Award (2000), and the APA Fred Keller Educational Research Award (1996).
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