Dr. Kristy Park

Kristy Park

  • Classroom management

  • Function-based interventions

  • Applied behavior analysis

Biographical Sketch


Kristy Lee Park, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Division of Special Education and disAbility Research at George Mason University (GMU).


She is a Doctoral-level, Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and licensed by the Virginia Board of Medicine.  She also holds a K-12 Virginia teaching license in special education. Her previous work as a special educator has shaped her research, teaching, and service in the field of education.

Dr. Park specializes in teacher training on targeted and intensive behavioral supports (i.e., functional behavior assessments) within a three-tiered prevention-based model, referred to as School-wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (SW-PBIS). Within this proactive approach to discipline, she is particularly interested in the systems related the implementation of evidence-based practices in school settings. She is a systems coach in Virginia and served as a consultant in the District of Columbia, Massachusetts, Kentucky, and Maryland.

Currently, she provides professional development trainings with GMU’s Training and Technical Assistance Center to help schools and school districts provide a safe, inclusive, and positive school environment. In addition to public school-based trainings, she has conducted trainings and workshops with parent organizations, charter schools, preschools, YMCA, YWCA, foster-care staff, and churches.

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