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Brian Gaunt, Ph.D.

Brian Gaunt, Ph.D.

Phone:

813-974-8116

Fax:

813-974-6115

Office:

MHC 2132

Biography

Dr. Brian Gaunt is a member of FCIC/FLPBS Project and serves as the Inter-Project Coordinator between Florida’s Positive Behavior Support Project and the College of Education’s Florida Problem-solving and Response to Intervention Project.  Brian serves in this position with experience and knowledge in the areas of behavior analysis, curriculum & instruction, program evaluation, and school psychology.  He assists both projects to help all Florida school districts scale-up efforts to implement a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) that encourages value and understanding about the relationship between social/emotional development and academic learning for students, as well as the adoption and effective evidence-based practices to serve all students based on their unique learning/behavioral needs.  

Prior to this new position, Brian worked as an Early Intervention/Pre-School Consultant, later as a School Psychologist, and most recently as an RtI Coach and Regional Coordinator for the PS/RtI Project.  His research and applied interests include educational system’s change, program evaluation, reading/literacy development, and parent/child/family advocacy.  In addition to his USF role, Dr. Gaunt provides consultation services to other education agencies outside the state of Florida (e.g., Houston Texas; Los Angeles Unified District).  He has also provided several state and national presentations on the implementation of MTSS/PBIS and Response to Intervention practices over the past 10 years.