Tim Lewis, professor in the Department of Special Education, has received the 2016 Council for Administrators of Special Education (CASE) Harrie M. Selznick Award, the council’s highest honor.
According to the CASE website, The Harrie M. Selznick CASE Distinguished Service Award was instituted for recognition of individuals who have been career-long leaders in the administration of special education programs. The intended recipients of the award are individuals who have made significant contributions to the field over extended professional careers.
Lewis has been involved in special education for more than 20 years. He has taught students with emotional and behavioral disorders at high schools, at elementary schools and in self-contained psychiatric settings. He directs the MU Center for School-wide Positive Behavior Support, the Center for Prevention of School Violence, and several federally funded training and research projects related to social behavior development among children and youth with disabilities and those at-risk. For more than 12 years, he has worked with school teams around the world in developing school-wide systems of behavioral support. His specialty areas include behavior disorders, developmental disabilities, applied behavior analysis, social skill instruction, positive behavior supports, and early intervention.
Lewis’s work with School-wide Positive Behavior Support around the world was featured in the Fall 2012 edition of Ed Life Magazine.