Heather George, PhD

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: 813-974-6440
Email: [email protected]
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Last Updated: June 10, 2014

Heather George

Project/Program/Clinic Contacts: Co-Director, Positive Behavior Support Project
Discipline(s): Education/Special Education
Education: Administration
Education: Early Intervention/Early Childhood
Education: General
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership
Research: Positive Behavior Support, school-wide discipline, systems change, implementation processes, function-based support planning.
Education: Special Education and School Psychology



Louisiana State University, Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in Special Education and School Psychology (August, 2000)

Indiana State University, M.S. in Psychology (August, 1994)

Winona State University, B.A. in Psychology with a Minor in Sociology, Cum Laude (May, 1992)


2002-Present Research Assistant Professor/Coordinator, DARES/Department of Child and Family Studies, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

2001-2002 Assistant in Research, DARES/Department of Child and Family Studies, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

2001-Present Adjunct Faculty, College of Education, Departments of Psychological and Social Foundations and Special Education, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL


2004-Present Collaborating Partner with the Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

2003-Present Association for Positive Behavior Support

2001-Present Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, Guest Reviewer


Kincaid, D., George, H.P. & Childs, K.E. (in press). Review of "Positive Behavior Support Training Curriculum: Supervisory and Direct Support Editions." Journal of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports.

George, H. P., Harrower, J. K., & Knoster, T. K. (2003). School-wide prevention and early intervention: A process for establishing a system of school-wide behavior support. Preventing School Failure, Summer (4), 170-176

Knoster, T. & George, H.P. (2002). Realizing durable and systemic behavior change in schools: Guiding questions. Communique¢ Special Edition: Systemic Behavior Change, 30 (6) 34-37.

George, H. P. (2000). Comparing interventions on disruptive classroom behaviors derived from descriptive analysis, experimental analysis, and reinforcer assessment. Dissertation Abstracts International, 61, (08A), 3118.


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. Heather P. George, Co-Principal Investigator/Coordinator. $1,350,000/year. (10/01/04-Present).