Hill M. Walker, Ph.D., is Professor of Special Education, codirector of the Institute on Violence and Destructive Behavior, and former Director of the Center on Human Development in the College of Education, University of Oregon. He is also a Senior Research Scientist at the Oregon Research Institute in Eugene, Oregon. Dr. Walker has a longstanding interest in behavioral assessment and in the development of effective school-based interventions for students with a range of behavior disorders. His research interests include social skills assessment, curriculum development and intervention, longitudinal studies of aggression and antisocial behavior, and the development of universal, early screening procedures and targeted interventions for detecting and addressing the problems of students who are at-risk for social-behavioral adjustment problems and/or later school drop-out. He is also the lead author of the 1996 Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders article in which the Institute of Medicine’s prevention taxonomy of primary, secondary and tertiary prevention was applied to schools as a framework for allocating resources to address the needs of students at differing levels of severity in their behavioral challenges. The Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) approach is based upon this reconceptualization of how schools accommodate all students. Dr. Walker has over 175 publications and is the author or co-author of 19 books.
Universal tools to craft the climate and culture of the whole school.
Tools to help teachers make a positive impact with all of their students.
Individualized interventions to support students with the greatest need.
Tools to develop and enhance explicit instruction across the curriculum and intervention programs to improve reading achievement.