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Biography

Dr. K. Brigid Flannery has spent most of her career as a Career Non Tenure Track faculty member at the University of Oregon as a member of Educational and Community Supports and Department of Special Education and Clinical Sciences.  She served in many leadership roles including Special Education Program Director, Interim Department Head, and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs for the College of Education. She is the Associate Director of Educational and Community Supports.

Dr. Flannery is nationally recognized for her work in the design and implementation of SWPBS in high schools. Dr. Flannery has a long history of work with adolescents as teaching faculty and through her many grant projects. She is continuing to research the implementation of PBIS in high schools (Tier I & Tier 2) as well as the retention of freshmen in high schools. Her previous research focused on the transition of youth with disabilities, especially through skills training in partnership with Oregon community colleges. 

She has served as the PI on over 16 funded federal and state grants and contracts focused on the success of secondary aged students in transition or early adulthood. Dr. Flannery’s projects have resulted in peer-reviewed articles, chapters, user-manuals, and presentations at state and national conferences.

Dr. Flannery has also been active in the Special Education major as an instructor in the area of severe disabilities and also in transition. She has been advisor for masters’ and doctoral students, serving on over 40 dissertation committees.