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Scott W. Ross, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
EDUC 329
Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Interest

  • Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports
  • Response to Intervention
  • Multi-Tiered System of Supports
  • Bullying Prevention        
  • Effective Teacher Training 
  • Evidence-Based Adult Learning
  • Implementation Science
  • Applied Behavior Analysis


Scott W. Ross, Ph.D., BCBA-D, is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation at Utah State University where he teaches coursework in direct instruction, curriculum development, classroom and behavior management, coaching, and systems change. Dr. Ross is the author of the Bullying Prevention in Positive Behavior Support curriculum and corresponding empirical analyses, for which he received the Initial Research of the Year award in 2010 from the Association of Positive Behavior Support.  Since then, the BP-PBS framework has been implemented in over 1000 schools nationally and internationally. In addition to his work in bullying prevention, Dr. Ross also serves on the lead IHE consultant for the Utah Multi-Tiered Systems of Support initiative (UMTSS), working with school districts across the state to scale up evidence-based practices. Dr. Ross has published and reviewed extensively for education journals, including Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, School Psychology Quarterly, Teaching Exceptional Children, Remedial and Special Education, Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, and the Journal of Positive Behavioral Interventions.