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Lise Fox, PhD

Lise Fox, PhD






MHC 2116


Dr. Fox is a Professor in the Department of Child and Family Studies and the Director of the Florida Center for Inclusive Communities, the University of South Florida Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. She also serves as Division Director of The Florida Center for Inclusive Communities (FCIC). She has a Ph. D. in early childhood special education from Florida State University (1989) and was a faculty member in the Department of Special Education of the University of Florida prior to her appointment at the University of South Florida. She is the principal investigator of the OSEP-funded Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children and a faculty member with the Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning.

Dr. Fox has extensive experience in early intervention and supporting learners with severe disabilities and has conducted research in the areas of naturalistic teaching approaches, positive behavior support, and family support. She has experience in providing inservice and preservice education to both general early educators and special educators in the areas of positive behavior support, severe disabilities, autism, and early childhood special education. Dr. Fox is the author of many articles, chapters, and is the co-author of the methods text “Teaching Students with Severe Disabilities" published by Prentice-Hall.