Hill Walker, Ph.D., is the Director of the Center on Human Development and the Co-Director of the Institute on Violence and Destructive Behavior at the University of Oregon. Dr. Walker is also a Senior Research Scientist at the Oregon Research Institute in Eugene, Oregon. Dr. Walker has more than 37 years of professional experience in the fields of special and regular education, specializing in school-related behavior problems of at-risk youth. He has more than 170 profesisonal publications and is the senior author of the First Step to Success early intervention program for young children with challenging behaviors. Financial Disclosures: None.
Annemieke Golly, Ph.D., is a certified special education teacher who has taught children with behavior and conduct disorders for two decades. Dr. Golly received her Ph.D. in special education at the University of Oregon. Her areas of expertise are early and preventive intervention, behavior management, and classroom and school-wide management. She is a research scientist at the Oregon Research Institute and works at the Institute on Violence and Destructive Behavior at the University of Oregon as a teacher trainer and behavioral consultant. Dr. Golly is a co-author for the First Step to Success Program (PreK – 3rd grade) and has been a coordinator for designing, implementing and conducting nation-wide research on this program for the past decade. She has trained hundreds of teachers and coaches around the world to implement school and home interventions for young students who are dealing with challenging behaviors.