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Special Education Program

Educational Foundations & Special Education

Jim Fox Ph.D.
Jim Fox

Jim   Fox Ph.D.

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EDUCATION

  • Ph.D. Psychology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • M.A. Psychology, University of Richmond
  • B.A. Psychology, College of William and Mary

COURSES TAUGHT

  • Methods of Research

  • Assessment in Special Education I: Introduction

  • Special Education Classroom Management

  • Management of Severe Behavior Disorders

  • Issues in Special Education

  • Developing Instructional and Behavioral Interventions for Students with Disabilities

  • Research and Practice in Positive Behavior Supports

  • Research in Special Education and Related Fields

  • Advanced Strategies for Behavioral Intervention

RESEARCH FOCUS

  • Positive Behavior Supports (PBS)

  • Behavior Disorders

  • Behavioral Assessment and Interventions

  • SPED Teacher Stress/burnout

  • SPED Teacher Support and Professional Development

  • Virtual Reality to teach children with disabilities

  • Virtual Reality to train SPED teachers and related personnel

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Fox, J. (2015). Differential treatment and reinforcement. (pp. 248 – 251), In W. George Scarlett (ed.) Classroom Management: An A-to-Z Guide, Vol. 1. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Fox, J. (2015). Negative reinforcement (pp. 550 – 552). In W. George Scarlett (ed.) Classroom Management: An A-to-Z Guide, Vol. 2. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage

Fox, J. (2015). Reprimands, (pp. 664 – 666). In W. George Scarlett (ed.) Classroom Management: An A-to-Z Guide, Vol. 2. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage

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

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

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.

 

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.

Fox, J. & Davis, C. (2005). Issues in the functional assessment of students with learning and behavior challenges. Journal of Behavioral Education,14(1), 1-4.

Fox, J., & Gable, R. A. (2004).  Functional behavioral assessment. (pp.142-163).  In R. Rutherford, M.Quinn, & S. Mathur (Eds.) Handbook of Research in Emotional and Behavioral Disorders.  New York: Guilford

Fox, J. & Blevins, L.  (2003).  Environmental manipulation to validate motivational hypotheses and develop better behavior intervention plans. From FBAs to IEPs , Tom Potterton & Lynn Boreson, (Eds.) Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction:  Madison, WI

Gable, R.A., Butler, C.J., Walker-Bolton, I., Tonelson, S., Quinn, M.M., & Fox, J.J.  (2003).  Safe and effective schooling for all students: Putting into practice the disciplinary provisions of the 1997 IDEA, Preventing School Failure, 47(2), 74-78. 

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

Alrumayh, Z. & Fox, J. (October, 2018). Use of the Daily Behavior Report Card and response dependent fading to increase academic engagement and reduce behavior challenges in an elementary student with developmental delay and attention deficits: Initial effects, maintenance, and social validity. A paper presented at the Annual Conference of Teacher Educators of Children with Behavior Disorders. Tempe, AZ.

Fox, J., Mims, P., Bartoszuk, K., & Olakunle, O. (March, 2018). Current practices and effectiveness of professional development and the association to self-efficacy and burnout.  A paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Council on Rural Special Education. Salt Lake City, UT.

Fox, J., Mims, P., Bartoszuk, K., & Olakunle, O. (October, 2018). Current practices and effectiveness of special education professional development in rural environments: Preliminary analyses. A paper presented at the Annual Tennessee Council for Exceptional Children Conference, Franklin, TN

Fox, J. (October, 2017). Roundtable discussion leader, Annual Tennessee Association for Behavior Analysis Conference, Nashville, TN.

Fox, J., Mims, P.J., Bartoszuk, K., & Olakule, O. (October, 2017). Survey of Special Education Teachers’ Stress, Burnout, and Professional Development Needs in Rural School Districts. A paper presented at the Annual Tennessee Council for Exceptional Children Conference, Franklin, TN

Lunceford, A., Blasini, A., & Fox, J. (October, 2017). An empirical review of behavior interventions for children's behavior problems from 1995 to 2015: Baseline stability. A poster presented at the Annual Tennessee Association for Behavior Analysis Conference, Nashville, TN.

Church, L., & Fox, J. (April, 2016). A survey of school administrators’ and teachers’ views of discipline referrals for students with and without disabilities. A paper presented at the Annual Association for Positive Behavior Support, San Francisco, CA.

Blevins, L., Fox, J., Herald, C., Booher, T., & Edwards, S. (March, 2015). Long-term Evaluation of a Primary Level Intervention in a Rurally-located Middle School and Elementary School. A paper presented at the Annual Association for Positive Behavior Support Conference, Boston, MA. Repeated (May, 2015) at the Annual Conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, TX.

Fox, J., & Conroy, M.A. (October, 2015). Historical, contemporary and future issues in research in behavior disorders: The role of single subject research in building a science and practice. Teacher Educators of Children with Behavioral Disorders Annual Conference, Tempe, AZ

Blevins, L., Fox, J., Green, P., & Salyer, S., (January, 2015). Initial and Long Term Outcomes of School-Wide Positive Behavior Support: Outcomes, Issues, and Challenges for Schools. A paper presented at the Annual Partners in Education Conference, Nashville, TN.

Blevins, L., & Fox, J. (March, 2014). School-wide positive behavior support: Successful implementation and sustainability in rural schools. A poster presented at the Association for Positive Behavior Support Conference, Chicago, IL

Fox, J., & Benton, A. (October, 2014). How Well Are Students with Students High and Low Incidence Disabilities Represented in Office Referral Data: Implications for School-Wide Positive Behavior Support?  A paper presented at the Teacher Educators of Children with Behavioral Disorders Conference, Tempe, AZ

Blevins, L., & Fox, J. (February, 2014). Primary level- School-wide positive behavior support: Two examples of successful implementation and sustainability in rural schools. A poster presented at the Northwest Positive Behavior Support Network Conference, Portland, OR

Fox, J., & Blevins, L. (June, 2014). School-Wide Positive Behavior Support (SWPBS) and Sustainability: Issues and Some Solutions for Sustaining PBS in Schools. A presentation at the 2014 Southeast Conference on Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports, Savannah, GA.

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • East Tennessee State University Distinguished Faculty Award for Achievement in Research 2004

  • Clemmer College Faculty Research Award 2003 - 2004

  • Clemmer College Outstanding Faculty Award in Service 2000 – 2001

  • Member of Psi Chi

  • Member of Phi Kappa Phi

SELECTED GRANTS RECEIVED

Hudson, T.M., Hitt, S.B., & Fox, J.Using the MotivAider self-timer to imporove the acquisition and use of teacher trainees’ use of evidence-based practices with students with learning and behavior issues. ETSU Instructional Development Committee grant, July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019.

Allen, G. & Fox, J.MotivAider fading techniques and maintenance to sustain self-regulation of students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. ETSU Student – Faculty Collaborative Grant, February 28, 2018 to May 15, 2019.

Fox, J., Mims, P.J., & Bartoszuk, K. An analysis of current practices and effectiveness of professional development in special education rural environments. Spencer Foundation Small Research Grant, March 1, 2017 to February 28, 2018.

Hudson, T., Marks, L., Hale, K., & Fox, J.Teaching Writing Skills in Low-SES, Rural Classrooms: The Impact of Evidence Based Practices on Teacher Pedagogy and Student Achievement. Tennessee Board of Regents Faculty Research Grants, Approved and funded, July, 1, 2015 to June, 30, 2016.

Fox, J., Blevins, L., & Hansen, A. The ETSU Positive Behavior Support Initiative. Tennessee Department of Education, Division of Special Education, July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2015.

Fox, J., Blevins, L., Hansen, A. The ETSU Positive Behavior Support Initiative. Tennessee Department of Education, Division of Special Education, July 1, 2009 – June 30, 2012.

Fox, J.J., Blevins, L., & Allison, K.  The ETSU "Make a Difference" Project: Technical Assistance for Schools and Families of Children and Youth with Emotional/Behavioral Challenges, Tennessee Department of Education.  July 1, 2008- June 30, 2009.

Fox, J.J., Blevins, L., & Allison, K.  The ETSU "Make a Difference" Project: Technical Assistance for Schools and Families of Children and Youth with Emotional/Behavioral Challenges, Tennessee Department of Education, July 1, 2007- June 30, 2008.

Fox, J.J., & Blevins, L.  The ETSU "Make a Difference" Project: Technical Assistance for Schools and Families of Children and Youth with Emotional/Behavioral Challenges, Tennessee Department of Education, July 1, 2006- June 30, 2007.

Fox, J.J., & Blevins, L.  The ETSU "Make a Difference" Project: Technical Assistance for Schools and Families of Children and Youth with Emotional/Behavioral Challenges, Tennessee Department of Education.  Approved and funded, July 1, 2005- June 30, 2006.

Fox, J.J., & Blevins, L.  The ETSU "Make a Difference" Project: Technical Assistance for Schools and Families of Children and Youth with Emotional/Behavioral Challenges, Tennessee Department of Education.  Approved and funded, July 1, 2004- June 30, 2005.

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