Kevin Quinn, Ed.D. is an Associate Professor of Special Education in the School of Education at the University at Albany, where he served as department chair for more than a decade. He is the Director of the Child Research and Study Center where he is currently Principal Investigator on projects totaling more than 20 million dollars in external funding from the New York State Education Department. These projects include three statewide technical assistance centers: the Technical Assistance Partnership for Academics, the Technical Assistance Partnership for Behavior and the Center for Multi-tiered Systems of Support - Integrated. All three projects involve closely working with education personnel across the state to improve supports and outcomes for students with disabilities and their families. Over the last decade, he also has been either Principal Investigator or the Co-Principal Investigator on a series of Leadership Personnel grants from the federal Department of Education totaling more than 3 million dollars. His scholarly work has been published in top-tier journals such as Behavior Disorders and the Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders. Dr. Quinn served for a decade as 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.
Prior to his career in higher education, Dr. Quinn was a special education teacher in the District of Columbia Public Schools and principal of Rose School, a nationally recognized model demonstration school for children with emotional and behavioral disorders.