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APBS 2016 Keynote

APBS 2016 Keynote Speaker Dean L. Fixen, Ph.D.

Dean Fixen, Ph.D. APBS 2016 Keynote Speaker

Dean L. Fixsen, Ph.D. began his career in human services in 1963 as a Psychiatric Aide in a large state hospital for children with profound developmental delays. Dean received his doctorate in Experimental Psychology from the University of Kansas in 1970. Dean was Co-Director (with Montrose Wolf and Lonnie Phillips) of the research group that produced the Teaching-Family Model, an early version of an evidence-based program (48 years and counting) and one of the few that has national certification standards for practitioners and for organizations using the Model. Dean is co-author of the highly regarded monograph, Implementation research: A synthesis of the literature. He has served on numerous editorial boards and has advised federal, state, and local governments. Dean is a Senior Scientist at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Co-Founder (with Karen Blase) of the National Implementation Research Network; Co-Director (with Barbara Sims, Karen Blase, Rob Horner, and George Sugai) of the State Implementation and Scaling up of Evidence-based Practices (SISEP) Center; Co-Founder (with Jennifer Schroeder) of the Global Implementation Initiative; and a member of the founding Board of Editors of the journal Implementation Science. Dean has spent his career developing and implementing evidence-based programs, initiating and managing change processes in provider organizations and service delivery systems, and working with others to improve the lives of children, families, and adults.