Donald Kincaid, Ed.D.

Florida Center for Inclusive Communities
Department of Child and Family Studies
University of South Florida
College of Behavioral and Community Sciences
13301 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., MHC 2113A
Tampa, FL 33612-3807
Phone: 813-974-7684
Email: [email protected]
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Last Updated: August 19, 2022

Donald Kincaid

Leadership: UCEDD Director
Project/Program/Clinic Contacts: PI, OSEP Technical Assistance Center for Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports;
PI, Positive Behavior Support: Response to Intervention for Behavior Project
PI, Florida Advancing Wellness and Resilience in Education
PI, Florida School Climate Transformation Grant
Discipline(s): Education: Early Intervention/Early Childhood
Education: General
Education/Special Education
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership
Research: Positive Behavior Support, multi-tiered systems of support, and education
Education: Positive Behavior Support, multi-tiered systems of support, and education
Service: Association for Positive Behavior Support


Educational History
West Virginia University, Doctorate of Education, Educational Psychology with a specialization in Behavior Analysis in Human Resources (May, 1986)
Positions and Employment
1999-Present Research Associate Professor/Assistant Director, DARES/Department of Child and Family Studies, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL.

Other Experience and Professional Memberships
2003-Present Association for Positive Behavior Support
2004-Present Florida Association for Behavior Analysis
2002-2005 Kansas Institute for Positive Behavior Support, Advisory Board
1998-2005 Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, Associate Editor

Selected Peer-reviewed Publications
Kincaid, D. (1995). Person-centered planning. In L. K. Koegel, R. L. Koegel, & G. Dunlap (Eds.), Positive behavioral support: Including people with difficult behaviors in the community (pp.
439-465). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes Publishers.
Kincaid, D. & Fox, L. (2002). Person-centered planning and positive behavior support. In S. Holburn & Vietze, P. (Eds.), Research and practice in person-centered planning. Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes, 29-50.
Kincaid, D., Chapman, C., Shannon, P., Schall, C., & Harrower, J. (2002). Families and the Tri-State Consortium for Positive Behavior Support: A unique collaboration for people with challenging behavior. In J. Lucyshyn, G. Dunlap, & R. Albin (Eds.), Familes and positive behavioral support: Addressing the challenge of problem behaviors in family contexts. Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes, 309-328.
Kincaid, D., Knoster, T., Harrower, J. Shannon, P., & Bustamante, S. (2002).Measuring the impact of positive behavior support. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 4, 2, 109-117.
Knoster, T. & Kincaid, D. (2005). Long-term supports and ongoing evaluation. In L. Bambara and L. Kern (Eds.), Positive Behavior Support. New York: Guilford, 303-333.
Anderson, C.M. & Kincaid, D.2005). Applying Behavior Analysis to School Violence and Discipline Problems: School-Wide Positive Behavior Support. The Behavior Analyst.

Sample Funded Projects
Evidence-Based Interventions for Severe Behavior Problems: The Prevent-Teach-Reinforce Model. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs. Donald K. Kincaid, Principal Investigator. $1,075,000/year. (1/1/2005-Present)

Florida's Positive Behavior Support Project. Funded by the Bureau of Instructional Support and Community Services with Florida's Department of Education to increase the capacity of school districts in individual, classroom and school-wide positive behavior support. Donald K. Kincaid, Principal Investigator/Director. $1,300,000/year. (10/01/99-Present).

Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education (OSEP). G. Sugai and R. Horner, PIs. Contract with University of South Florida. Donald K. Kincaid, Principal Investigator, Approximately $150,000/year. (1998-2005).