Tai Collins

Tai Collins - (Affiliate)
University of Cincinnati
University of Cincinnati - School of Human Services
PO Box 210068
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0068
PhD in School Psychology, Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge, 2013
Response to Intervention
Class-wide social skills
School-based prevention of behavioral and emotional problems

Tai A. Collins received his Ph.D. from Louisiana State University in 2013. He currently teaches graduate courses including the Applied Behavior Analysis sequence and Behavioral Research Methods. Dr. Collins has published research in the areas of consultation and intervention implementation within multi-tiered systems of supports in schools. Dr. Collins is primarily interested in the development of time- and resource-effiicient behavioral interventions for use in urban schools with limited resources. Dr. Collins has focused on developing peer-mediated interventions to address the academic, behavioral, social, and emotional needs of students within multi-tiered systems of supports (e.g., School-Wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports, Response-to-Intervention). Specifically, Dr. Collins's work focuses on peer management interventions such as peer-mediated Check-In/Check-Out (CICO), as well as interventions utilizing group contingencies (e.g., Behavior Bingo). Dr. Collins is also interested in the development of strategies to reduce the overrepresentation of African American students in special education, as well as to increase the number of African American students receiving gifted education supports.


  • The SSSP Board Meeting during the NASP Convention will be held Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 12 to 4 at Swissotel (connected to the Hyatt) MT069.
  • The SSSP Members' Meeting and Reception will be held Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 5 to 7 at Maggiano’s Downtown Chicago, 516 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654.