Dr. Chris Borgmeier
Chris Borgmeier, PhD, is a professor in the Special Education Department at Portland State University. His research interests focus on School-wide Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (SW-PBIS), Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA) and intervention, implementation of evidence-based practices and systems change in schools.
Dr. Borgmeier is particularly interested in working with schools and school districts to maximize resources to implement evidence-based practices for students with challenging behavior and behavioral disorders. This begins with a strong foundation in universal (Tier 1) intervention that provides a safe, positive school experience that maximizes instructional time for all students. Much of his current work focuses on developing tools to train school personnel to better understand students with challenging behavior and how to intervene based on an understanding of the function or purpose of the problem behavior.
Dr. Borgmeier earned his PhD at the University of Oregon and worked as a PBIS coordinator at a school district in the Bay Area in California before coming to Portland State University. He has been a trainer and consultant for SW-PBIS implementation efforts across the United States and Canada. Dr. Borgmeier currently serves as board vice president for the Northwest PBIS Network, Inc.