College of Education and Human Development - George Mason University
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PhD, University of Louisville
Assistant Professor
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
Special Education

Contact Information

Send email to Dr. Park

Phone: (703) 993-5251
Fax: (703) 993-3678

George Mason University
Fairfax Campus
Finley Building 100B
4400 University Dr.
MS 1A4
Fairfax, VA 22030


Kristy Lee Park is an Assistant Professor in the College of Education and Human Development. 

Research Interests

She is a Virginia Licensed Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and holds a teaching licensure in Virginia.  Her research interests include Schoolwide Positive Behavior Supports, function-based interventions, and classroom and behavior management.  She provides systems coaching to districts and states to support the training and implementation of evidence-based practices in schools.

Recent Publications

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(2), 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(3), 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(1), 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(4), 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(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(4), 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(5), 371-381doi: 10.1177/0741932510362240

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,