Dr. Kristy L. Park
PhD, University of Louisville
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports of Virginia, Region 4 Training and Technical Assistance Center
Helen A. Kellar Institute for Human disAbilities
Sp Ed: Applied Behavior Analysis
Phone: (703) 993-5251
Fax: (703) 993-3678
Email: kparkc (@gmu.edu)
George Mason University
Finley Building 100B
4400 University Dr.
Fairfax, VA 22030
Kristy Lee Park, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Division of Special Education and disAbility Research at George Mason University (GMU). She is a Doctoral-level, Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and licensed by the Virginia Board of Medicine. She also holds a K-12 Virginia teaching license in special education. Her previous work as a special educator has shaped her research, teaching, and service in the field of education. She was the recipeint of the Online Course Excellence Award (2016), nominated for GMU's Teaching Excellence award (2016), and featured in Mason News for socially relevant work (see https://cehd.gmu.edu/news/stories/education-videos-for-sierra-leone-students).
Dr. Park specializes in teacher training on targeted and intensive behavioral supports (i.e., functional behavior assessments) within a three-tiered prevention-based model, referred to as School-wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (SW-PBIS). Within this proactive approach to discipline, she is particularly interested in the systems related the implementation of evidence-based practices in school settings. She is a systems coach in Virginia and served as a consultant in the District of Columbia, Massachusetts, Kentucky, and Maryland.
Dr. Park currently provides professional development trainings with GMU’s Training and Technical Assistance Center to help schools and school districts provide a safe, inclusive, and positive school environment. In addition to pbulic school-based trainings, she has conducted trainings and workshops with parent organizations, charter schools, preschools, YMCA, YWCA, foster-care staff, and churches.
- Schoolwide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports
- Function-based interventions
- Classroom and behavior management
- Teacher and staff training
Walker, V., Loman, S., Lotoaki, H., Park, K.L., & Strickland-Cohen, K. (2018). Examining the inclusion of students with severe disabilities in SWPBIS. Research and Practice for Persons with Severe
Disabilities, 43, 223-238.
Park, K.L. & Pinkleman, S. (2017). Function-based approach to designing an instructional environment. Beyond Behavior, 26, 124-134.
Hirsch, S.E., MacSuga-Gage, A.S., Park, K.L., & Dillon, S. (2016). A Road map to systematically setting up a group contingency. Beyond Behavior, 25, 21-29.
Park, K.L. (2015). Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis to Teach. In S. Sennott & S.L. Loman (Eds.), Comprehensive Individualized Curriculum and Instructional Design. Open Access Textbooks. Book 5.
Graff, H.J., Evmenova, A.S., Berkeley, S., & Park, K.L. (2014). Trends in Autism research: A systematic journal analysis, Exceptionality, 22, 158-172.
Gable, R.A., Park, K.L., & Scott, T.M. (2014). Functional behavioral assessment and students at risk for or with emotional disabilities: Current issues and considerations. Education and Treatment of Children, 37, 111-135.
Hirn, R.G. & Park, K.L. (2012). Teacher-mediated instructional strategies for students with emotional or behavioral disorders. Beyond Behavior, 22, 32-39.
Gable, R.A., Tonelson, S.W., Walker-Bolton, I., Sheth, M., Wilson, C., & Park, K.L. (2012). Teaching students with Emotional Disabilities: A comparison of knowledge and skills of special education and general education
teachers. Education and Treatment of Children, 35, 499-519.
Muscott, M., Pomerleau, T., Park, K.L., Frey, A., Steed, E., Korfage, T. (2011). Setting sail for early learning success: Using Data-based Decision Making process to measure and monitor outcomes in Early Childhood
programs. Kentucky Teacher Educator, 1, 23-41.
Frey, A., Park, K.L., Brown-Ferrigno, T., & Korfage, T. (2010). The social validity of program-wide Positive Behavior Support. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 12, 222-235.
Miller, M., Fenty, N., Scott, T.M., & Park, K.L (2010). An examination of the effects of social skills instruction in the context of small group reading. Remedial and Special Education, 32, 371-381.
Park, K.L. & Scott, T.M. (2009). Antecedent-based interventions for young children at-risk for Emotional and Behavioral Disorders. Behavioral Disorders, 34, 196-212.
Park, K.L. (2007). Facilitating effective team-based Functional Behavior Assessments in typical school settings. Beyond Behavior, 17, 21-31.
Scott, T.M., Park, K.L., Swain-Bradway, J., & Landers, E. (2007). Positive behavior support in the classroom: Facilitating behaviorally inclusive learning environments. International Journal of Behavioral Consultation
and Therapy,3, 223-235.
- Classroom Management and Applied Behavior Analysis (EDSE 402)
- Applying Behavior Analysis in School and Community Settings (EDSE 462)
- Ethical and Professional Conduct in Applied Behavior Analysis (EDSE 464)
- Internship in Applied Behavior Analysis (EDSE 490)
- Standard Applied Behavior Analysis Practicum (EDSE 495)
- Intensive Applied Behavior Analysis Practicum (EDSE 499)
- Characteristics of Students with Disabilities who Access the General Curriculum (EDSE 540)
- Special Education Research (EDSE 590)
- Principles and Procedures of Behavior Analysis (EDSE 619)
- Applied Behavior Analysis: Empirical Bases (EDSE 621)
- Applied Behavior Analysis: Assessments and Interventions (EDSE 623)
- Applied Behavior Analysis: Verbal Behavior (EDSE 625)
- Ethical and Professional Conduct for Behavior Analysis (EDSE 664)
- Families of Children with Special Needs (EDSE 665)
- Internship: Special Education in General Curriculum (EDSE 783)
- Internship in Special Education (EDSE 790)