Emotional and behavioral researcher receives inaugural award for interventional research

A UAB researcher has been recognized for her interventional research and work with school-age children who have emotional and behavioral disorders.

EnnisMWRobin Ennis, Ph.D.Robin Ennis, Ph.D., associate professor of collaborative education in the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Education, has been named the inaugural Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders Interventionist. This award recognizes higher-education faculty who are establishing or have established a coherent line of intervention research with school-age persons with emotional and behavioral disorders in authentic educational environments that improves the outcomes for children and youth, provides teachers, staff and guardians with additional practices, and adds to the field’s body of science.

Part of Ennis’ research focuses on students with emotional or behavioral disorders, as she works to empower teachers to support the behavior of their students through effective identification, implementation and data collection. She has published more than 50 peer-reviewed articles and presented more than 130 conference presentations and workshops. Ennis co-wrote a book titled “Supporting Behavior for School Success: A Step-by-Step Guide.”

Ennis received the award Jan. 31 at the 2019 CCBD business meeting in Indianapolis.