About Us

Lead Developers


Sandra M. Chafouleas, Ph.D.

University of Connecticutchafouleas-oct-2016

Professor, School Psychology
Associate Dean for Research, Neag School of EducationDr. Chafouleas is a professor in the department of educational psychology at the Neag School of Education, University of Connecticut. She has authored over 150 refereed articles, book chapters, and books – topics of which primarily involve school-based behavior assessment and intervention and school mental health. She is one of the original developers of Direct Behavior Rating (DBR), and has served as Project Director since 2006 on federally-funded projects designed to develop and evaluate DBR. She is a fellow in both the American Psychological Association and Association for Psychological Science and an invited member of the Society for the Study of School Psychology.  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.  She has been a licensed psychologist in Connecticut since 2001.

 

Contact Dr. Chafouleas at:
sandra.chafouleas@uconn.edu
(860) 486-6868


T. Chris Riley-Tillman, Ph.D.

University of MissouriChris2[2]
Professor, School Psychology

 

Dr. Riley-Tillman is currently a Professor at the University of Missouri. He received his Ph.D. in School Psychology from Syracuse University. In his current position, he provides training in assessment, intervention, and consultation. His research interests and expertise involve the development and validation of assessment and intervention methodologies, single case design and consultation. He has authored over 100 articles, book chapters, and books. He is a Fellow in the American Psychological Association and a member of the Society for the Study of School Psychology.  Finally, Dr. Riley Tillman is the Editor of the Guilford Press Practical Intervention in the School Series.

 

Contact Dr. Riley-Tillman at:
rileytillmant@missouri.edu
(573) 882-2940

Research Partners

 

Amy Briesch, Ph.D.

Northeastern UniversityApril 15, 2015 - Amy Briesch, Assistant Professor in the Department of Counseling and Applied Educational Psychology.
Associate Professor, School Psychology

 

Dr. Briesch is currently an Associate 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

 

Theodore J. Christ. Ph.D.

University of MinnesotaChrist Headshot -2009
Associate Professor, School Psychology
Dr. 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

 

Gregory A. Fabiano, Ph.D.

University at Buffalo, SUNYFabiano
Professor, Department of Counseling,
School, and Educational Psychology
Dr. 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


Stephen P. Kilgus, Ph.D.

University of MissouriStephenKilgus1 082014
Assistant Professor, School Psychology 
Dr. Kilgus is currently an Assistant Professor in the School Psychology Program within the College of Education at the University of Missouri. 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@missouri.edu
(573) 884-4584


Faith G. Miller, Ph.D.

University of MinnesotaMillerFaith-2014
Assistant Professor, School PsychologyDr. Miller is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Minnesota. She 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. Dr. Miller’s area of specialization is in behavior management and her primary research interests involve the identification and adoption of evidence-based practices in schools, particularly related to school-based behavioral assessment and intervention. Specifically, she is interested in issues related to obtaining valid data sources in the assessment of student’s social, emotional, and behavioral functioning and in linking those data to effective interventions.

 

Contact Dr. Miller at:
fgmiller@umn.edu


Lisa M. Sanetti, Ph.D.

University of ConnecticutLisa-Sanetti1-200x300
Associate Professor, School Psychology
Research Scientist, Center for 
Behavioral Education & Research
Dr. Sanetti is an Associate 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 school-based mental health.  She served as the Project Director on an IES-funded Goal 2 grant (PRIME) through which the she and her research team developed a feasible and efficient method for promoting high levels of treatment integrity of school-based interventions implemented by educators. She is an Associate Editor for the Journal of School Psychology and 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


Megan E. Welsh, Ph.D. 

University of California – Davismegan_welsh
Assistant Professor, School of Education

 

Dr. Welsh is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of California – Davis, and is 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:
megwelsh@ucdavis.edu


Research Assistants

University of Connecticut University of Missouri University at Buffalo, SUNY
  • Nicholas Crovello email