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Kwang-Sun Cho Blair, PhD

Kwang-Sun Cho Blair, PhD, BCBA-D


Phone: 813-974-2129
Fax: 813-974-6115
Office: MHC 2336

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Research Interests:

Functional behavior assessment and intervention; family-centered intervention; positive behavior support; teacher training and classroom-based intervention; development of assessment instruments

Dr. Kwang-Sun Cho Blair is a Professor in the Applied Behavior Analysis Program and the Positive Behavior Support Graduate Certificate Program of the Department of Child and Family Studies at the University of South Florida and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Dr. Blair received her Ph.D. in special education and minor in psychology from the University of Arizona in 1996. She was a post-doctoral research associate at the University of Arizona in 1997 and faculty of special education at Konju National University, South Korea from 1998-2006.

Dr. Blair is currently the PI/Project Director for two federal grants (Project TSBA and Project ABA) funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs. Both projects aim to prepare school-based behavior analysts to provide ABA services to children with disabilities. Project TSBA focus on the provision of multi-tiered support, and Project ABA focuses on evidence-based practices in autism.

Dr. Blair has published numerous journal articles and book chapters in the areas of functional behavior assessment and intervention, family-centered intervention, positive behavior support, teacher training and classroom-based intervention, and development of assessment instruments. She currently serves on the editorial boards of Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, Remedial and Special Education, Korean Journal of Early Childhood Special Education, and Korean Journal of Special Education, and is a guest reviewer for Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, Research in Developmental Disabilities, Journal of Early Intervention, and Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions.

 Current Research

Project ABA: Preparing Related Services Personnel in Applied Behavior Analysis for Children with Autism

Project ABA is a 5-year $1.06 million grant funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs
(H325K140309), which aims to prepare highly qualified behavior analysts to contribute to evidence-based practices (EBP) in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) for children with autism. All students accepted in the ABA Master’s Program are eligible to apply to participate in Project ABA.

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PI: Kwang-Sun Blair
Funder: U.S. Department of Education