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Robert Horner

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B.A., Stanford University, 1971
M.S., Washington State University, 1975
Ph.D., University of Oregon, 1978

Rob Horner is professor of special education at the University of Oregon and director of the Educational 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.

Horner's 25-year history of research, grants management, and systems change efforts related to school reform and positive behavior support include helping schools and school administrators develop systems for embedding school-wide systems of positive behavior support.


Dr. Horner has published over 150 professional papers and 6 texts.


Horner has directed over $20 million dollars in federal grants, and currently co-directs the OSEP Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports and the OSEP Research and Demonstration Center on School-wide Behavior Support. Horner also co-directs the Positive Behavior Research and Support research unit at the University of Oregon.