Angus Kittelman

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Angus Kittelman is a Postdoctoral Scholar and the ECS Evaluation Coordinator in Educational and Community Supports, a research unit in the College of Education. His research interests include positive behavior support, implementation science, and vocational rehabilitation.

Dr. Kittelman received his PhD in 2018 from University of Oregon and MA in 2014 from Oregon State University. Prior to the UO, he worked as a behavior consultant.

He is the project coordinator for an IES Goal 1 Exploration grant (PI: Kent McIntosh) examining the implementation and sustainability of Tier 2 and 3 behavior systems in schools and part of a research team for an IES Goal 2 Development and Innovation grant (PI: Brigid Flannery) focused on developing and examining the initial effectiveness of an adapted Tier 2 behavior intervention for high school students.


PhD, 2018, University of Oregon
Major: Special Education
Advisor: Dr. Kent McIntosh

MA, 2014, Oregon State University
Major: Interdisciplinary: Applied Behavior Analysis, Special Education, & Social Psychology
Advisor: Dr. Teri Lewis

BS, 2011, Oregon State University
Major: Psychology

Associate of Arts, 2009, Umpqua Community College

Honors and Awards

2019 Adaptive Interventions and Sequential Multiple-Assignment Randomized Trails (SMART) Training Scholar. Institute for Social Research, Ann Arbor, MI.

2018 Ted Carr student research poster award, Association for Positive Behavior Support (APBS)

2017 Nominated for the Council for Exceptional Children Outstanding Doctoral Student Scholars Award by University of Oregon Special Education Faculty


1.     Mazzotti, V. L., Kittelman, A., Wagner, K., & Hirano, K. (2020). Experimental analysis of multi-component intervention to support youth in integrated work settings. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation. Advanced Online Publication. doi:10.3233/JVR-201092

2.     Kittelman, A., Strickland-Cohen, M. K., Pinkelman, S. E., & McIntosh, K. (2020). Variables contributing to abandonment and readoption of SWPBIS. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports, 22, 67-77. doi: 10.1177/1098300719888748

3.     Flannery, K. B., McGrath Kato, M., Kittelman, A., McIntosh, K., & Triplett, D. (2020). A Tier 1 intervention to increase ninth grade engagement and success: Results from a randomized controlled trial. School Psychology, 35, 88-89. doi: 10.1037/spq0000347

4.     Kittelman, A., McIntosh, K., & Hoselton, R. (2019). Adoption of PBIS within school districts. Journal of School Psychology, 76, 159-167. doi: 10.1016/j.jsp.2019.03.007

5.     Freeman, J., Wilkinson, S., Kowitt, J., Kittelman, A., & Flannery, K. B. (2019). Research-supported practices for improving attendance in high schools: A review of the literature. Educational Research and Evaluation, 24, 481-503. doi: 10.1080/13803611.2019.1602546

6.     Kittelman, A., Monzalve, M. M., Flannery, K. B., & Hershfeldt, P. (2018). Adaptation of check in check out to meet the needs of high school students. The High School Journal, 103, 4-17. doi:10.1353/hsj.2018.0017

7.     Kittelman, A., Mazzotti, V., & McIntosh, K (2018). Toward a model for collaborative function-based planning in work-based learning environments. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 49, 227-239. doi: 10.3233/JVR-180968

8.     Nese, R. N. T., Nese, J. F. T., McIntosh, K., Mercer, S. H., & Kittelman, A. (2018). Predicting latency of reaching adequate implementation of school-wide positive behavioral interventions and supports. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports, 21, 106-116. doi: 10.1177/1098300718783755

9.     McIntosh, K., Mercer, S. H., Nese, R. N. T., Strickland-Cohen, M. K., Kittelman, A., Hoselton, R., & Horner, R. H. (2018). Factors predicting sustained implementation of a universal behavior support framework. Educational Researcher, 47, 307-316. doi: 10.3102/0013189X18776975.

10.  Kittelman, A., Gion, C., Horner, R. H., Levin, J. R., & Kratochwill, T. R. (2018). Establishing journalistic standards for the publication of negative results. Remedial and Special Education, 39, 171-176. doi: 10.1177/0741932517745491

11.  Kittelman, A., Bromley, K., Mercer, S., & McIntosh, K (2018). Validation of a measure of sustainability of school-wide behavior interventions and supports. Remedial and Special Education, 40, doi: 10.1177/0741932517753821

12.  Kittelman, A., Bromley, K. W., & Mazzotti, V. L. (2016). Functional behavioral assessments and behavior support plans for work-based learning. Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 39, 121-127. doi: 10.1177/2165143416633682


Dr. Kittelman is currently focusing his research on understanding and identifying factors that affect the implementation and sustainability of evidence-based practices in schools, implementing tiered systems of support in high schools, and providing behavior support to secondary students with disabilities in pre-employment, work-based settings.