Douglas Cheney, Ph.D.

Douglas Cheney, Ph.D.

Douglas Cheney, Ph.D.

<p>Douglas Cheney, Ph.D. is Professor of Special Education at the


University of Washington (UW), Seattle, where he directs the master’s program to prepare teachers for educating students with emotional or behavioral disabilities. Dr. Cheney also codirected UW’s doctoral training program in positive behavior interventions and supports


(PBIS); Washington’s Behavior Research Center on effective behavioral interventions; the Check, Connect, and Expect project; and Washington’s PBIS Network between 2001 and 2010. Dr. Cheney has been a consultant to numerous school districts and five state departments; he co-chaired Washington’s Statewide Task Force on Behavioral Disorders from 1997 to 1999, which provided a blueprint for the state’s PBIS model. He has extensive research experience,


having been awarded more than $10 million of funds from the U.S. Department of Education and from state departments of education and mental health in Oregon, New Hampshire, and Washington for more than 20 years. </p>


<p>Dr. Cheney has served as co-editor of The Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders and associate editor for Intervention in School and Clinic. He was on the editorial boards of Behavior Disorders and Beyond Behavior. He was President of the Council for Children


with Behavior Disorders, a division of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), from 1998 to 1999 and Convention Chair for CEC’s international conventions in Denver in 2012 and San Antonio in 2013. Dr. Cheney directed the Institute on Emotional Disabilities at Keene


State College, New Hampshire, from 1992 to 1997 and was a special education teacher and administrator from 1974 to 1989. In 2010, he was awarded a PBIS Lifetime Achievement Award by the Northwest Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports Network for his PBIS


work in schools both nationally and regionally. </p>