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Chris Skinner

Christopher H. Skinner, PhD



Christopher H. Skinner has been recognized as one of the most productive authors and successful trainers of applied school psychology researchers. He has co-authored over 180 peer-review journal articles. Skinner brags that his accomplishments can be directly traced to his work with exceptional graduate students and practitioners (most public school personnel). He is happiest when partnering with his doctoral students to work with educational professionals to address presenting problems. In doing so, he often finds that he can advance his field with creative interventions and insights, while also benefiting his collaborators and their students (e.g., K–12 students in public education). Skinner has won three national research awards from the American Psychological Association including Outstanding Young School Psychology Researcher (when he was younger) and School Psychology Senior Scientist (lifetime research award when he was older – 2012). He also won APA’s Fred S. Keller award for empirically validating interventions. While he is pleased when his research is cited by others, he is most pleased by contacts from practitioners letting him know that they have implemented his interventions and they have worked (school-wide interventions, class-wide interventions, and interventions targeting specific students).


  • Developing and Validating Procedures Designed to Prevent and Remedy Student Problems
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Single-Subject Design Research
  • Academic Intervention


  • PhD, School Psychology, Lehigh University, 1989
  • MA, Special Education, Johnson State College, 1983
  • BA, Psychology, Lafayette College, 1982
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Chris Skinner

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  • 518 Bailey Education Complex, 1126 Volunteer Blvd.
  • Phone: 865-974-8403
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