Sarah Pinkelman, Ph.D., BCBA-D  – Remembering there is a Why to every behavior

Sarah Pinkelman's Session Is Available Until Wednesday, February 13 @ 05 PM EST


Dr. Pinkelman is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation at Utah State University. She is a board-certified behavior analyst at the doctoral level (BCBA-D) with over 15 years of experience working with individuals at risk and with disabilities in school, clinic, and home settings.

Dr. Pinkelman received her Ph.D. in Special Education from the University of Oregon in 2014 under the mentorship of Dr. Rob Horner, where she worked on a variety projects related to the implementation of school-wide positive behavioral interventions and supports (SWPBIS). Since then, she has consulted with a diverse range of schools and early childhood programs across the country in the effective implementation of PBIS.

An overarching theme in Dr. Pinkelman’s work is the effective implementation of evidence-based practice in schools and early childhood programs. Specifically, she is interested in implementation science, positive behavior interventions and supports, monitoring treatment fidelity, coaching classroom staff and school teams, and instructional design.  

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