Dr. Mandy Rispoli is the Quantitative Foundation Bicentennial Professor of Special Education at the University of Virginia and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst- Doctoral level. She is the Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions. Operating from a behavior analytic framework, Dr. Rispoli’s scholarship is built upon sustained university-community partnerships to improve teacher and caregiver meaningful involvement in functional behavior assessment and intervention and to promote positive outcomes for young children with autism and developmental disabilities. Dr. Rispoli’s research explores: (a) improving the efficiency, effectiveness, and feasibility of functional behavior assessments and function-based interventions in educational settings, and (b) innovations in professional development for teachers of young children with autism and challenging behavior. Dr. Rispoli has published over 120 peer-reviewed research articles and book chapters concerning behavioral interventions for children with autism and developmental disabilities.