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Short Bio
Dr. Kimberly Vannest is a Professor in the Special Education program within the Educational Psychology Department of the College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University. Her research interest involve the prevention and treatment of emotional and behavioral problems in children and youth, the identification of evidence based practices, and single case experimental design methodology. She is an advocate to improve the supports and training for the teachers and clinicians who provide these services through online and on-demand professional development. She has published more than 100 academic works including journal articles, encyclopedias, books, book chapters, software, and parent guides. She has served as a PI or external evaluator for 16 grants totaling more than 6 million dollars in funding from organization such as the National Science Foundation, the Department of Defense, and the Texas Education Agency. She has also received awards and fellowships for her teaching and service. She currently serves as an associate editor, editor, or reviewer on nearly a dozen journals across the fields of education, psychology, and measurement.
Research Interests
Interventions for Students with Emotional Behavioral Disorders
Progress Monitoring
Single Case Research
Publications (journal articles, books, book chapters)*

1. Vannest, K.J. & Ninci, J. (in press) Evaluating and Interpreting Treatment Effect in Single Case Research. Journal of Counseling and Development (ISI .81) (In Press)

2. Soares, D.A. George, C. C., & Vannest (in press). Screening and Progress Monitoring in Secondary Schools (In Press)

3. Vannest, K.J., Burke, M.D., Parker, R., Davis, J., Barrios, L, Davis, C. (in press). Technical adequacy, reliability and applications of DBRC progress monitoring measures with secondary students and severe problem behavior. Remedial and Special Education* (In Press) (In Press)

4. Soares, D.A., Harrison, J.R., Vannest, K.J. & McClelland, S.S. (2016). Effect size for token economy use in contemporary classroom settings: A meta-analysis and moderator analysis of single case research. School Psychology Review, 45 (5) 379-399

5. Peltier, C., & Vannest, K.J. (2016). Schema-based strategy instructional and the mathematical problem solving performance of two students with emotional or behavioral disorders. Education and Treatment of Children. 36, 521-543 *

6. Peltier, C. & Vannest, K.J. (2016). Utilizing the STAR strategy to improve the mathematical problem solving abilities of students with an emotional or behavioral disability. Beyond Behavior 26 (1) *

7. Vannest, K.J. & Ninci, J. (2015). Evaluating intervention effects in single case research designs. Journal of Counseling and Development.

8. Ninci, J., Vannest, K.J., Willson, V., & Zhang, N. (2015). Interrater agreement between visual analysts of single-case data: A Meta analysis. Behavior Modification, 39 (3), 370-391

9. *Ninci, J., *Neely, L.C., *Hong, E.R., *Boles, M.B., *Gilliland, W.D., Ganz, J.B., Davis, J.L., Vannest, K.J. (2015) Meta-Analysis of Interventions to Improve Functional Living Skills for People with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Review of Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 2, 184-198. (ISI = 3.665) *

10. Bowman-Perrott, L., Burke, M.D., *Zaini, S., & *Zhang, N., & Vannest, K. (2015). Promoting positive behavior using the Good Behavior Game: A meta-analysis of single-case research, Journal of Positive Behavioral Interventions, 1-11. *

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* Publication was joint-authored with students
Diss Publication was from a dissertation
ROS Publication was from a record of study

College of Education and Human Development Grants and Contracts (Current)

Project SOAR: Supporting Opportunities for Achievement and Resilience. (PI)
Bossier Parish ISD - Department of Defense (Federal)
2016/09/01 - 2021/08/31
Total Funding: 134,501.
Courses Taught
Former Doctoral Students
Tufan Adiguzel (Summer, 2008), Ph.D.
Catherine George (Fall, 2008), Ph.D.
Kimberly Harvey (Fall, 2008), Ph.D.
Judith R. Harriso (Spring, 2009), Ph.D.
David Kahn (Summer, 2011), Ph.D.
Denise Soares (Fall, 2011), Ph.D.
Susan Bruhl (Spring, 2012), Ph.D.
Benjamin Mason (Fall, 2012), Ph.D.
Wole Peters (Spring, 2013), Ph.D.
Bonnie Haecker (Fall, 2013), Ph.D.
John Davis (Summer, 2015), Ph.D.
Kristi Morin (Summer, 2017), Ph.D.
Editorial and Review Boards
Editorial Positions

Editorial Board Member (2016 - ). Behavior Today

Editorial Board Member (2015 - ). Journal of Special Education

Editorial Board Member (2014 - ). Teaching Exceptional Children

Editorial Board Member (2008 - ). Behavioral Disorders

Editorial Board Member (2008 - ). School Psychology Quarterly

Editorial Board Member (2005 - ). Beyond Behavior


(2007). Montague Teaching Scholar.  Center for Teaching Excellence, Texas A & M University.

(2007). Outstanding New Faculty Member.  CEHD, TAMU

(2005). Fish Camp Namesake.  Associated Student Body, TAMU

(2004). Regents Fellow.  Regents Initiative, TAMU

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