2006: Robert Horner

Dr. Robert Horner is a professor of special education at the University of Oregon, where he earned his doctorate in special education. His research over the past several decades has focused on the design of instructional technology for individuals with severe intellectual disabilities, generalization, stimulus control, and, most recently, positive behavior support. Dr. Horner has worked for many years with Dr. George Sugai on implementation of school-wide positive behavior support, an application of behavior analysis at the whole-school level. This approach is being implemented in more than 3,000 schools, and, when blended with academic interventions, is associated with improvements in both social and academic gains of students. Dr. Horner is a former associate editor of the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, former editor of The Journal of the Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps, and former co-editor of the Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions. His professional awards include the 1996 American Psychological Association Fred Keller Educational Researcher Award and the 2002 American Association on Mental Retardation Education Award. 


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