Laura L. Feuerborn

Laura L. Feuerborn, Ph.D., is an associate professor at the University of Washington, Tacoma. She received her PhD in school psychology, with an emphasis in social and emotional learning, from the University of Oregon. Since joining the faculty at the University of Washington in 2006, she has taught a wide range of graduate-level courses for educators in both general and special education. Her areas of teaching expertise include classroom management, systems of prevention and supports, collaborative consultation, and assessment and evaluation. Further, she developed and now leads a course that focuses expressly on Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) for classroom teachers. She is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist, has served as faculty advisor for the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), and serves as a reviewer for several scholarly journals. Her research focuses on the science of implementing systems change. She is a lead author of the Staff Perceptions of Behavior and Discipline (SPBD), an assessment tool that helps leadership teams understand the perceptions and needs of school staff in the implementation of PBIS. Currently, she is developing a book that provides practical guidance to teams in securing staff commitment and managing staff resistance in the implementation of both PBIS and SEL. She has published over a dozen scholarly articles in the fields of SEL and PBIS, presented in over 30 national and international conferences, and collaborated with over 50 national and international agencies to facilitate the development of sustainable, multi-tiered systems of social, emotional, and behavioral supports.

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