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Lise Fox, PhD

Lise Fox, PhD

Professor and Department Chair

Phone: 813-974-6100
Fax: 974-6115
Office: MHC 2116

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Dr. Fox is Professor and Chair of the Department of Child and Family Studies (CFS),  and the Co-Director of the Florida Center for Inclusive Communities, the University of South Florida Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. She also serves as the Co-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 was 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. She is currently engaged in research and technical assistance projects related to the implementation of evidence-based practices with in early care, education, and early intervention systems; state and program implementation technical assistance; and the implementation of the Pyramid Model (program-wide positive behavior support).

Dr. Fox is a nationally-recognized leader in interventions related to young children and challenging behavior and the author of many articles, chapters, and books related to improving practices and programs for young children.