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K. Brigid Flannery

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Contact Info

Office Location: 
135K Lokey Education Building
(541) 346-2496
Senior Research Associate/Assistant Professor, Educational & Community Supports
B.A, Marian College, 1975
M.Ed., University of Illinois, 1978
Ph.D., University of Oregon, 1992
Research and Outreach Unit(s): 

K. Brigid Flannery, Ph.D., is a senior research associate/assiociate professor in the College of Education at the University of Oregon with expertise in transition for young adults with disabilities, post-secondary education, and positive behavioral support. Flannery's work is in collaboration with schools or other community agencies such as community colleges, vocational rehabilitation, and Centers for Independent Living. Before coming to the University of Oregon in 1984, she was a supervisor and teacher of students with moderate and severe disabilities from preschool through young adult in both residential and public school settings.


K. Brigid Flannery has published papers and technical reports on implementation of positive behaviral supports,  person-centered planning, supporting students with disabilities in community college short-term training programs and preparing for postsecondary education.


K. Brigid Flannery is affiliated with the University of Oregon's  Educational and Community Supports  (ECS), a research unit within the College of Education that focuses on the development and implementation of practices that result in positive, durable, and scientifically validated change in the lives of individuals with disabilities and their families. Members of the unit secure federal and state funding that targets research, training, and practice to create new knowledge, guarantee dissemination, and provide technical assistance to benefit individuals and organizations at the local, state, and national levels. Brigid serves as amemebr of the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports Workgroup and the Transition Services Workgroup. Presently her research is focused on the retention and success of high school freshmen through multitiered interventions and on the implementation of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports in High Schools.