James Joseph Fox III, Ph.D

 

James Joseph Fox III, Ph.D

 

Education:
1972 Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA
1976 Master of Arts, Psychology, University of Richmond, Richmond, VA
1982 Doctor of Philosophy, Psychology (School Psychology), University of Tennessee Knoxville, TN

Current Professional Positions at East Tennessee State University:
1998--present  Professor, Special Education Program, Department of Human Development and Learning, College of Education
1990--present  Research Director, Center for Early Childhood Learning and Development
1995--present  Project Director, ETSU "Make A Difference" Project Project Director

Honors, Awards:
August, 2004  East Tennessee State University Distinguished Faculty Award for Achievement in Research 2004
May, 2004  College of Education Faculty Research Award 2003 - 2004
May , 2001  College of Education Outstanding Faculty Award in Service 2000 - 2001

Professional Memberships:
Association for Behavior Analysis
Tennessee Association for Behavior Analysis
Council for Exceptional Children (Division on Mental Retardation, Division for Early Childhood, Council for Children with Behavior Disorders, Division of Research)

Current Research:
An observational descriptive analysis of the functional behavioral assessment process in school-based teams
Initial and long-term evaluation of school-wide positive behavior support programs
Evaluation of measures to identify young children with risk for challenging behaviors

Recent Publications:
Fox, J., & Conroy, M. A.  (2011). Introduction: The Richard E. Shores TECBD strand on research in emotional-behavioral disorders 2010. Education and Treatment of Children, 34 (4), 531-534

Fox, J., Brown, W., & Conroy, M. (2006).  Commentary on Morris (pp.300-304). In B. D. Midgely and E. K. Morris (Eds.) Modern Perspectives on J. R. Kantor and lnterbehaviorism. Reno, NV:  Greenwood Press.

Lane, K. L., Smither, R., Huseman, R., Guffey, J., & Fox, J. (2007). A function-based intervention to decrease disruptive behavior and increase academic engagement. Journal of Early and Intensive Behavioral Intervention, 4, 348-364

Stahr, B., Cushing, D., Lane, K. L., Fox, J. (2006). Efficacy of a function-based intervention to decrease off-task behavior exhibited by a student with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 8(4), 201 – 211.

Wheeler, J.J., Baggett, B.A., Fox, J., & Blevins, L. (2006). Treatment Integrity: A Review of Intervention Studies Conducted with Children with Autism. Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, 21 (1), 45-54.

Conference Presentations:
Fox, J., Blevins, L., Hansen, A., Boreing, H., & Barrow, M. (2011). A preliminary analysis of functional behavior assessments and behavior intervention plans conducted by school-based teams. A paper presented at the Annual Teacher Educators of Children with Behavioral Disorders conference, Tempe, AZ.

Fox, J., Blevins, L., Hansen, A., Smith, S.,  & Schilling, R. (2009, October). Social Validity in Assessment of Positive Behavior Support (PBS) with EBD Students. A paper presented at the Teacher Educators of Children with Behavioral Disorders conference, Tempe, AZ.

Fox, J. & Blevins, L. (November, 2008). Developing an Evidence-base for School-Wide Positive Behavior Support: Measurement Issues and Suggested Resolutions. A paper presented at the Annual Teacher Educators of Children with Behavioral Disorders Conference. Tempe, AZ

Fox, J. & Blevins, L. (November, 2008). Empirical review of behavior intervention research for disruptive behavior in classroom settings. A paper presented at the Annual Teacher Educators of Children with Behavioral Disorders Conference. Tempe, AZ

Blevins, L., & Fox, J. (October, 2010). School-wide behavior support research: Treatment integrity, outcome measures, and initial results. A paper presented at the Annual Teacher Educators of Children with Behavioral Disorders conference, Tempe, AZ.

Blevins, L., & Fox, J. (November, 2010). School-wide behavior support research: Treatment integrity, outcome measures, and initial results. A paper presented at the International Child & Adolescent Conference XV, Minneapolis, MN

Blevins, L. & Fox, J. (March 2011). PBS research and issues in tennesee: Primary, secondary & tertiary levels.  8th International Conference on Positive Behavior Support: Denver, Colorado

Blevins, L. & Fox, J. (May, 2011): School-wide positive behavior support:  A case study of treatment integrity, student outcomes and social validity. Annual Association for Behavior Analysis International Denver, CO.

Blevins, L., Hansen, A., Schilling, R., & Fox, J.  (2009, October).  Review of research on school-wide positive behavior support: Implications and issues for students with emotional and behavioral disorders. A paper presented at the Teacher Educators of Children with Behavioral Disorders conference, Tempe, AZ.

Blevins, L., & Fox, J. (2009, September). Review of Research on School-wide Positive Behavior Support:  Implications and Issues for Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders. A paper presented at the Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders Conference, Denver, CO.

Bicard, S.C., Cameron, M.J. & Fox, J. J., (2010, May). Inclusion: Effective Behavioral Practices and Interventions in the Classroom. An invited panel discussion at the 36th Annual Association for Behavior Analysis International Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Blevins, L., Fox, J., & Hansen, A. (2010, May). School-wide Behavior Support Research: Treatment Integrity, Outcome Measures and Initial Results. A poster presented at the 36th Annual Association for Behavior analysis International Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Blevins, L., Hansen, A., Schilling, R., Griffin, R., Chapell, B., & Fox, J.  (2010, March). School-wide Positive Behavior Support: Effects for Students With and Without Disabilities. A poster presented at the 7th International Conference of the Association for Positive Behavior, St. Louis, MO.

Blevins, L., & Fox, J. (May, 2008). Effects of School-wide Positive Behavior Support on High School-aged Typical Students and High School Students with Special Needs. A paper presented at the Annual Association for Behavior Analysis Conference, Chicago, IL.

Blevins, L., & Fox, J. (February, 2008). Using Multiple Data Sources to Develop, Implement & Evaluate Secondary School-Wide Positive Behavior Support: Case studies of Student Behavior Change & Treatment Fidelity. A paper presented at the Annual Midwest Symposium for Leadership in Behavior Disorders, Kansas City, MO.

Blevins, L., & Fox, J. (March, 2008). Effects of SWPBS on High School-aged Typical Students and High School Students with Special Needs. Association for Positive Behavior Intervention and Support, Chicago, IL.

Blevins, L , Fox, J., &  Allison, K. (May, 2008). The Application of School-Wide Positive Behavior Support at a Rural High School to Decrease Disruptive Behavior for Both Typical Students and Students Identified with Special Needs.  Annual Association for Behavior Analysis Conference, Chicago, Il.

Blevins, L., Knight, H., Payne, L., Fraley, P., & Fox, J. (November, 2007). Beyond Simple Intervention Effects in School-wide Positive Behavior Support: The Importance of Treatment Fidelity, Time in Treatment, and Trends in Intra Subject Comparison in Student Outcome Measures. Annual Teacher Educators of Children with Behavioral Disorders, Tempe, AZ

Blevins, L., Allison, K., & Fox, J.  (May, 2007). School-Wide Positive Behavior Support (SWPBS): Data Driven Decision Making To Improve Program Success.  A paper presented at the Annual Association for Behavior Analysis International Conference, San Diego, CA.

Current External Funding:

Fox, J.J., Blevins, L., & Hansen, A. The ETSU "Positive Behavior Support Initiative Project, Tennessee Department of Education. Approved and funded, $300,000 per year, 2012 to 2015.

 

 

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