Episode 10: Equity and Inclusion in APBS, an Interview with Drs. Don Kincaid and Erika Leslie McDowell
December 16, 2022
In this episode, Tanya Misgen, co-host of the APBS podcast, along with Drs. Don Kincaid and Erika McDowell, discusses the topic of equity and inclusion within APBS and more broadly as it relates to the positive behavior support framework.
Dr. Don Kincaid (referred to as Dr. D in the episode) is the current president of the Association for Positive Behavior Support (APBS); he has been involved with APBS since 2006 in a variety of roles. Dr. Kincaid is a professor in the Department of Child & Family Studies at the University of South Florida as well as the Director of The Florida Center for Inclusive Communities, a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. He is involved in a variety of Positive Behavior Support Projects that integrate school-based positive behavior interventions and support within a multi-tiered support system framework. Dr. Kincaidis actively involved in systems change efforts at a local, state, and national level to support the implementation of evidence-based practices.
Dr. Erika L. McDowell (referred to as Dr. E in this episode) is a former NJ governor’s award recipient and honors graduate of Howard University and New York University. Dr. McDowellcurrently is an Equity Steward at Wildflower Schools. She earned her EdD from Drexel University in Educational Leadership and Management, in May 2020. Dr. McDowell received the Association for Positive Behavior Support’s 2020 E.G. “Ted” Carr Early Career Practitioner Award and was elected to the APBS Board of Directors for the 2021-2024 term, serving in the inaugural Racial and Ethnic Diversity Seat. In 2022, Dr. McDowell was honored as one of Drexel’s 40 under 40. She has served as an Executive Director of Professional Development and Director of PBIS/Youth Court for The School District of Philadelphia. Other positions previously held include assistant principal and teacher. In June 2022, she began her appointment as a Clinical Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo. Her in-depth experience includes restorative practices, equity, positive behavioral support, conflict resolution, classroom management, coaching, leadership development, and behavioral data support. Dr. McDowell continues to be committed to nurturing the minds and gifts of leaders, teachers, and youth nationwide.
To connect with the APBS Equity Committee with questions or more information on how to join, please email email@example.com
Episode 9: An Interview with Founding APBS Board Member, Dr. Robert Horner
October 31, 2022
In this episode co-host of the APBS Podcast, Muna Khalif, conducts an interview with our guest speaker, Dr. Robert Horner. Rob Horner is a Professor Emeritus of Special Education at the University of Oregon. His research has focused on applied behavior analysis, positive behavior support, multi-tiered instructional systems, equity in education, and systems change. He has worked for the past 20 years with George Sugai in the development and implementation of school-wide positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS). Over 27,000 schools are implementing PBIS nationally. Rob was one of the founding board members of The Association for Positive Behavior Support (APBS) and in 2020 was a co-recipient of the APBS Leadership Award. He is currently a Senior Advisor to the OSEP Center on Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports.
Dr. Horner discusses a variety of topics related to using the PBIS framework to produce valued outcomes. In particular, Dr. Horner discusses the hoarding of knowledge in academic, removing barriers to accessing knowledge, systemic racism and systemic development of problem behaviors, PBIS as a human-centered framework, the multi-tiered system for complete social and academic support, and the way PBIS delivers correction via instructional events.
Dr. Jessica Swain-Bradway is part of the APBS leadership team. She is APBS Equity co-chair and the Executive Director of Northwest PBIS Network. Dr. Jesssica Swain-Bradway joined us as a co-host for this episode and provided an excellent introduction to welcome her former mentor, Dr. Horner. https://twitter.com/NWPBISnetwork
Research Article Links from this Episode:
- Summary of three articles in plain language
- Sustaining and Scaling Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports: Implementation Drivers, Outcomes, and Considerations (Sugai & Horner, 2020) DOI: 10.17161/foec.v42i8.6906
- School-wide PBIS: An Example of Applied Behavior Analysis Implemented at a Scale of Social Importance (Horner & Sugai, 2015) DOI: 10.1007/s40617-015-0045-4
- Examining the Evidence Base for School-Wide Positive Behavior Support (Horner, Sugai, & Anderson, 2010) DOI: 10.17161/foec.v42i8.6906
Episode 8: An Interview with Dr. Glen Dunlap, a Founder of the Association for Positive Behavior Support
August 31, 2022
In this episode co-hosts of the APBS Podcast, Muna Kahlif and Tanya Misgen, conduct an interview with our guest speaker, Dr. Glen Dunlap. Dr. Dunlap discusses his career, beginning with his experiences as a student, moving to his important work as a founder of the Association for Positive Behavior Support, and then highlighting key research articles that current positive behavior support users can refer to and learn from.
Research Article Links from this Episode:
Dunlap, G. (2006) The applied behavior analytic heritage of PBS: A dynamic model of action- oriented research. The Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 8 (1), 58-60. https://doi-org.ezp3.lib.umn.edu/10.1177/10983007060080010701
Carr, E., Dunlap, G., Horner, R., Koegel, R., Turnbull, A., Sailor, W., Anderson, J., … Fox, L. (2002) Positive behavior support: Evolution of an applied science. The Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 4 (1), 4-16. https://doi-org.ezp2.lib.umn.edu/10.1177/109830070200400102
OSEP Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, Sugai, G., Horner, R., Dunlap, G., Hieneman, M., Lewis, T., Nelson, C., … Ruef, M. (2000) Applying positive behavior support and functional behavioral assessment in schools. The Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2 (3). 131- 143. https://doi-org.ezp2.lib.umn.edu/10.1177/109830070000200302
Episode 7: PBIS in a Family Setting: A Mother and Son Perspective
June 30, 2022
In this episode, co-hosts of the APBS podcast, Muna Khalif and Tanya Misgen, conduct an interview with our guest speakers to learn more about PBIS in a family setting. Join Tanya Misgen, a member of the APBS IDD Ad Hoc Committee, Laura Kern an APBS board member and family board seat, and Ryan Bird, a junior in high school for this discussion.
"The ADA is a broad law that provides civil rights protections to all individuals with disabilities in the US in many different aspects of life. Title II of the ADA prohibits discrimination by state and local governments, which includes public schools."
Episode 6: APBS Student Network Part 2
Episode 5: An Interview with the new Editors of the Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions (JPBI)
March 3, 2022
In this episode, Muna Khalif and Dr. Jessica Simacek conducted an interview with our guest speakers, Dr. Wendy Machalicek and Dr. Mandy Rispoli, to learn more about the Journal of Positive Behavior Intervention (JPBI) Chief Editors role and vision for the future.
Visit this website to sign up for the Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions:
- SAGE Journals : https://journals.sagepub.com/home/pbi.
- Follow JPBI on Twitter @ https://twitter.com/TheJPBI.
Episode 4: What does equity mean to PBIS?
February 8, 2022
In this episode we discuss anti-racism in implementation science, specifically PBIS. PBIS as a liberatory tool is explored.
Co-hosts for this episode are leaders in the PBS world. Co-hosts include Dr. Kurt Hatch, Dr.Nikole Hollins-Sims, Dr. Erika McDowell, and Dr. Jessica Swain-Bradway.
Episode 3: APBS Student Network Part 1
Episode 2: Intellectual and Developmental Disability (IDD) Overview
Episode 1: APBS Mission Overview
June 24, 2021
Welcome to the first episode of the APBS podcast! Dr. Jennifer Jeffrey-Pearsall provides an overview description of The Association for Positive Behavior Support (APBS). APBS is a multidisciplinary organization made up of professionals (teachers, researchers, university professors, and administrators), family members, and consumers who are committed to the application of positive behavior support within the context of the school, family, and community including across systems (e.g., entire schools, organizations), for small groups, and for individuals with complex needs for support.