Hill Walker, PhD

University of Oregon UCEDD
College of Education
5252 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-5252
Phone: 541-346-3591
Email: [email protected]
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Last Updated: May 01, 2019


Primary Activity Coordinators: Research
Discipline(s): Education/Special Education
AUCD Council Membership: Council on Research and Evaluation



            Hill M. Walker, Ph.D., is Professor of Special Education and Co-Director of the Institute on Violence and Destructive Behavior at the College of Education, University of Oregon; and a Senior Research Scientist at the Oregon Research Institute in Eugene, Oregon.  He has a longstanding interest in behavioral assessment and in the development of effective intervention procedures for use in school settings with a range of behavior disorders.  He has been engaged in applied research during his entire career, dating from 1966.  His research interests include social skills assessment, curriculum development and intervention, longitudinal studies of aggression and antisocial behavior, and the development of early screening procedures for detecting students who are at-risk for social-behavioral adjustment problems and/or later school drop-out. 


            Dr. Walker is the co-author, with Herbert Severson, of Systematic Screening for Behavior Disorders (SSBD) (Sopris West, 1990); co-author, with Carl Calkins, of Social Competence for Workers with Developmental Disabilities: A Guide to Enhancing Employment Outcomes in Integrated Settings (Paul Brookes, 1990), author of The Acting Out Child: Coping With Classroom Disruption (2nd ed., Sopris West, 1995); co-author, with Phillip Strain and Michael Guralnick, of Children's Social Behavior: Development, Assessment and Modification (Academic Press, 1986); co-author, with Geoffrey Colvin and Elizabeth Ramsey, of Antisocial Behavior in School: Strategies and Best Practices (Brooks/Cole, 1995); co-editor, with Michael Epstein, of Making Schools Safer and Violence Free: Critical Issues, Solutions, and Recommended Practices (PRO-ED, 2000); and co-editor, with Mark Shinn and Gary Stoner, of Interventions for Academic and Behavior Problems II: Preventive and Remedial Approaches (National Association of School Psychologists, 2002).  His most recent books are the 2nd Edition of Antisocial Behavior in School: Evidence-Based Practices (Wadsworth/Thomson Learning, 2004), co-authored with Elizabeth Ramsey and Frank Gresham; and Safe and Healthy Schools: Practical Prevention Strategies (Guilford, 2005) co-authored with Jeffrey Sprague.  The Interventions for Academic and Behavior Problems (3rd Edition) text, Interventions for Achievement and Behavior in a Three-Tier Model including Response to Intervention,

with Mark Shinn for NASP, will be published in Spring, 2009.