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The project will make use of the services of four national leaders in the fields of special education, school psychology, and families, all of whom have made significant contribution to our knowledge of behavior disorders and discipline.  These individuals will review project materials to assess the quality of the research support, organization, and usability.

Dr. George Sugai.  Dr. Sugai is currently associate professor in the Department of Special Education and Community Resources at the University of Oregon and Director of the National Center on Positive Behavioral Supports.  He has published extensively in the areas of functional assessment, school discipline, and school wide discipline.

 Dr. C. Michael Nelson.  Dr. Nelson has been among the most respected and most productive researchers in the field of behavioral disorders for the past 25 years.  He has been centrally involved in the sweeping educational reforms in Kentucky, and is currently heading the University of Kentucky subcontract to produce functional assessment training materials for the National Center for Positive Behavioral Supports. 

Kevin Dwyer.  Kevin Dwyer, President-elect of the National Association of School Psychologists, has been among the most active national leaders in addressing problems of discipline and behavior support.  He was asked by Secretary Richard Riley to organize and lead the writing team that produced the President's guide to preventing school violence, Early Warning, Timely Response, distributed to 150,000 schools this past fall. 

Trina Osher.  Trina Osher is the Coordinator of Policy and Research for the Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health. Her expertise and advocacy will provide an important voice for parents in the refinement of the guide.

  The Barkley Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln prepares professionals to educate children and adults with disabilities. (Learn more about the Barkley Center.) UNL Logo
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