Tai Collins

Tai A Collins

Associate Professor
School Psychology

Professional Summary

Tai A. Collins received his Ph.D. from Louisiana State University in 2013. Dr. Collins is primarily interested in the development of time- and resource-efficient behavioral interventions to support African American students 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 support.  Dr. Collins is also interested in applications of a social justice framework in school psychology practice and training. He currently teaches graduate courses including the Applied Behavior Analysis sequence, Advanced Behavior Theory and Practice, Working with Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in Schools, and Academic Assessment & Intervention. 

Research Support

Grant: #CSP905514 Investigators:Collins, Tai; Hawkins, Renee; Morrison, Julie 12-18-2013 -10-31-2015 Ohio Department of Education Dyslexia Pilot Project Evaluation Role:Collaborator $125,000.00 Awarded Level:State of Ohio


Peer Reviewed Publications

Dart, Evan H; Furlow, Christopher M; Collins, Tai A; Brewer, Elizabeth; Gresham, Frank M; Chenier, Katherine H (2014. )Peer-Mediated Check-In/Check-Out for Students At-Risk for Internalizing Disorders.School psychology quarterly : the official journal of the Division of School Psychology, American Psychological Association, ,

Larkin, Wallace; Hawkins, Renee O; Collins, Tai (2016. )Using trial-based functional analysis to design effective interventions for students diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.School psychology quarterly : the official journal of the Division of School Psychology, American Psychological Association, ,31 (4 ),534-547

Collins, Tai A; Hawkins, Renee O; Nabors, Laura A (2016. )Introduction to the Special Issue: Interventions to Improve Children's Social and Emotional Functioning at School.Behavior modification, ,40 (4 ),487-92

Collins, Tai A; Gresham, Frank M; Dart, Evan H (2016. )The Effects of Peer-Mediated Check-In/Check-Out on the Social Skills of Socially Neglected Students.Behavior modification, ,40 (4 ),568-88

Hernan, Colleen J; Collins, Tai A; Morrison, Julie Q; Kroeger, Stephen D (2018. )Decreasing Inappropriate Use of Mobile Devices in Urban High School Classrooms: Comparing an Antecedent Intervention With and Without the Good Behavior Game.Behavior modification, ,145445518764343

Arora P.; Collins T.; Dart E. (06-01-2019. )Addressing the Internalizing Behavior of Students in Schools: Applications of the MTSS Model.School Mental Health, ,11 (2 ),191-193

Arora P.; Collins T.; Dart E.; Doll B. (06-01-2019. )Progress Monitoring Measures for Internalizing Symptoms: A Systematic Review of the Peer-Reviewed Li.School Mental Health, ,11 (2 ),265-275

Arora P.; Collins T.; Dart E.; Doll B.; Fetterman H.; Hernández S. (06-01-2019. )Multi-tiered Systems of Support for School-Based Mental Health: A Systematic Review of Depression In.School Mental Health, ,11 (2 ),240-264

Collins T.; Hawkins R.; Haydon T.; Ramirez L.; Ritter C. (01-01-2019. )Generalizing the effects of group contingencies across instructional settings for students with emot.School Psychology Review, ,48 (1 ),98-112

Collins T.; Hernan C.; Kroeger S.; Morrison J. (09-01-2018. )Decreasing Inappropriate Mobile Device Use in Middle and High School Classrooms.Intervention in School and Clinic, ,54 (1 ),47-51

Collins T.; Heidelburg K.; Meredith Murphy J. (01-01-2018. )Promoting supportive peer relationships using peer reporting interventions .Promoting Prosocial Behaviors in Children through Games and Play: Making Social Emotional Learning Fun, ,63-83

Collins T.; Flowers E.; Haas L.; Hawkins R.; Kalra H.; Richard J. (01-01-2018. )Behavior Bingo: The effects of a culturally relevant group contingency intervention for students wit.Psychology in the Schools, ,55 (1 ),63-75

Arora P.; Collins T.; Cook C.; Dart E.; Doll B.; Duong M.; McCarty C.; Stark K. (01-01-2018. )Developing a Brief Behavior Rating Scale for Progress Monitoring of Depression in School Settings.Assessment for Effective Intervention, ,

Collins T.; Dart E.; Fischer A.; Hicks A.; McCargo M.; Radley K.; Terjesen M.; Wright S. (11-01-2017. )Accuracy in direct behavior rating is minimally impacted by completion latency.Psychology in the Schools, ,54 (9 ),1123-1133

Collins T.; Dart E.; Gresham F. (03-01-2017. )Generalizability of multiple measures of treatment integrity: Comparisons among direct observation, .School Psychology Review, ,46 (1 ),108-121

Collins T.; Cook C.; Dart E.; Long A.; Renshaw T.; Socie D. (02-01-2016. )Improving classroom engagement among high school students with disruptive behavior: Evaluation of th.Psychology in the Schools, ,53 (2 ),204-219

Collins T.; Flowers E.; Hawkins R.; Hernan C. (01-01-2016. )Using Computer-Assisted Instruction to Build Math Fact Fluency: An Implementation Guide.Intervention in School and Clinic, ,52 (3 ),141-147

Collins T.; Dart E.; Klingbeil D.; McKinley L. (12-01-2014. )Peer management interventions: A meta-analytic review of single-case research.School Psychology Review, ,43 (4 ),367-384

Collins T.; Cook C.; Dart E.; Decano P.; Grady E.; Mcintosh K.; Vance M. (02-01-2014. )Evaluation of the class pass intervention for typically developing students with hypothesized escape.Psychology in the Schools, ,51 (2 ),107-125

Chenier J.; Collins T.; Cook C.; Dart E.; Gresham F. (12-01-2012. )Test driving interventions to increase treatment integrity and student outcomes .School Psychology Review, ,41 (4 ),467-481

Collins T.; Cook C.; Dart E.; Kraemer B.; Mayer G.; Restori A.; Wallace M.; Wright D. (05-01-2012. )Exploring the Link Among Behavior Intervention Plans, Treatment Integrity, and Student Outcomes Unde.Journal of Special Education, ,46 (1 ),3-16

Collins T.; Cook C.; Dart E.; Grant S.; Rasetshwane K.; Sprague J.; Truelson E. (03-01-2011. )Development and validation of the student internalizing behavior screener: Examination of reliabilit.Assessment for Effective Intervention, ,36 (2 ),71-79

Collins T.; Cook C.; Dart E.; Grant S.; Gresham F.; Rasetshwane K.; Truelson E. (09-01-2010. )Developing a change-sensitive brief behavior rating scale as a progress monitoring tool for social b .School Psychology Review, ,39 (3 ),364-379

Contact Information

Phone: 513-556-3301