Kevin P. Quinn, Ed.D. is an Associate Professor of Special Education in the School of Education, at the University at Albany, SUNY. For the last several years he has served as department chair for the Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology. Dr. Quinn is a consultant to the New York State Technical Assistance Center for Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports and he is a member of the New York State Education Department’s Safe Schools Task Force. Currently, he is working with a team of behavior specialists to develop New York State’s vetted training on Functional Behavior Assessment and Behavior Intervention Plans. His ongoing research agenda is focused on interventions to support improved social behavior for all students, including those with emotional and behavioral disorders. He has extensive experience working directly with children and youth with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD) including teaching at and administering Rose School, a nationally recognized model demonstration alternative school for children and youth with EBD living in Washington DC.