George Sugai

George Sugai
Professor, Carole J. Neag Endowed Chair, Neag School of Education, University of Connecticut

George Sugai is a Professor and Carole J. Neag Endowed Chair in the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut. His professional interests include effective classroom and behavior management practices, school-wide discipline, social skills instruction, special education, classroom and school climate, and positive behavior supports. He has been a classroom teacher, program director, and camp counselor. Currently, he is co-director of the OSEP Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (, co-director of the Early Childhood Personnel Center (, and research scientist in the UConn Center on Behavioral Education and Research (


MTSS, PBIS, School Climate, and ABA: Why, What, & How


The purpose of this presentation is to describe how behavior analysis functions as the theory of action and change for the implementation of classroom and school-wide behavioral practices and systems, especially in the context of contemporary social and political climate. Topics will include school climate and culture, multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS), and positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS).