2010 Keynote Bios
Glen Dunlap, Ph.D.
Division of Applied Research and Educational Support, University of South Florida
Glen Dunlap is a research professor at the University of South Florida, where he works on several research, training and demonstration projects in the areas of positive behavior support, child protection, early intervention, developmental disabilities and family support. Over the past 35+ years, Glen has served as a teacher, administrator, researcher and university faculty member. He has directed numerous research and training projects and has been awarded dozens of federal and state grants to pursue this work. Glen has been treasurer and president of APBS, was a founding editor of the Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, and is the current editor of Topics in Early Childhood Special Education.
V. Mark Durand, Ph.D.
University of South Florida - St. Petersburg
V. Mark Durand is professor of psychology at USF St. Petersburg. His publications include numerous books and over 100 other research articles. He developed a unique treatment for challenging behavior (Functional Communications Training) as well as the Motivation Assessment Scale. Dr. Durand is the author of several bestselling abnormal psychology textbooks and published the first book on sleep disorders for children with disabilities. His new treatment approach for families - called Positive Family Intervention - was recently validated in a 5-year clinical research trial. He is on the Board of APBS and is the co-editor of the Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions.
Rob Horner, Ph.D.
Educational & Community Supports, University of Oregon
Rob Horner is the Alumni-Knight endowed professor of special education at the University of Oregon where he directs the Educational and Community Supports research unit. He took his undergraduate degree in Psychology from Stanford University, his Master's in Experimental Psychology from Washington State University, and received his Ph.D. in Special Education from the University of Oregon. Dr. Horner's research has focused on developing evidence-based interventions that result in socially significant changes for people with and without disabilities. As co-director with Dr. George Sugai of the OSEP Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports Dr. Horner coordinates research and technical assistance activities with multiple partners across the nation.
Ann Turnbull, Ph.D.
Beach Center on Disability, University of Kansas
Ann Turnbull is co-director of the Beach Center on Disability and a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Special Education at the University of Kansas. She has co-authored 15 books (one in the 6th edition and one in the 5th edition), as well as over 200 peer-reviewed articles and chapters. She received the Century Leadership Award in Mental Retardation, given to 36 individuals who had made the most significant contributions to "changing the course of history in mental retardation during the 20th Century." Her son, Jay, experienced an "enviable life" notwithstanding multiple disabilities through the provision of 24/7 PBS.