University of South Florida

College of Behavioral and Community Sciences


Department of Child & Family Studies selects new chair

Dr. Lise Fox

Lise Fox, PhD has been selected as chair of the Department of Child & Family Studies (CFS). Fox is currently a professor in CFS and is the co-division director of the Florida Center for Inclusive Communities and the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. She has served in several roles within CFS over the past 27 years and possesses a wealth of knowledge about the department, college, and university.

Fox is a nationally recognized leader in her field and has received $33 million in external funding over her time at USF. She has contributed to interventions related to young children and challenging behavior and is the author of 70 articles, 32 chapters, and 8 books related to improving practices and programs for young children. She is currently engaged in several research and technical assistance projects associated with the implementation of evidence-based practices within 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).

Fox will begin her role as chair on Aug. 6, 2022.

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