Meet the authors

Meet the authors

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DBR Connect authors Drs. Sandra Chafouleas and T. Chris Riley-Tillman know what you face day in and day out. Both started their careers as school psychologists, so they know the challenges, the dissents, the grumbles, the paper piles educators face. As they moved into professor positions, these ever-present challenges served as the catalyst for their research and the eventual development of DBR Connect.

Sandra Chafouleas, PhD

Dr. Chafouleas is professor of educational psychology in the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut. She has authored over 150 articles, book chapters, and books. Her primary area of research relates to topics in school-based assessment and intervention, and school mental health. She is a fellow in both the American Psychological Association and Association for Psychological Science. Prior to becoming a university trainer, she worked as a school psychologist and school administrator in a variety of settings for children with behavior disorders.


T. Chris Riley-Tillman, PhD

Dr. Riley-Tillman is currently professor at the University of Missouri. He received his PhD in School Psychology from Syracuse University. In his current position, he provides training in assessment, intervention, and consultation. His research interests and expertise involve the development and validation of assessment and intervention methodologies, single case design, and consultation. He has authored over 100 articles, book chapters, and books. He is a fellow in the American Psychological Association and a member of the Society for the Study of School Psychology.  Finally, Dr. Riley-Tillman is editor of the Guilford Press Practical Intervention in the School Series.

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