2021 Outstanding Mentor: Blair Lloyd

Blair Lloyd, Ph.D. Special Education Kennedy Center Vanderbilt University Medical Center photo: Anne Rayner

Dr. Blair Lloyd is an assistant professor in the Department of Special Education at Vanderbilt University and a Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Investigator. Her research focuses on individualized assessments and interventions for students with persistent challenging behavior in schools, with a growing emphasis on collaboration across disciplines (behavior analysis, mental health, psychiatry) to support these students and their educators. She is a co-investigator on the Tennessee Behavior Supports Project, a technical assistance grant supporting multi-tiered systems of behavior support in Tennessee schools. Dr. Lloyd teaches courses in single case design, observational methods, and experimental analysis of behavior. She works closely with masters and doctoral students in her research and teaching roles, and considers student mentorship the best part of her job.

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