Kevin Filter, Professor

Distinguished Faculty Scholar

Address: 121C Armstrong Hall
Phone: 507-389-5828

Published Research

Curriculum Vita


  • Ph.D. in School Psychology, University of Oregon, 2004

Areas of Interest

  • School Psychology
  • Positive and equitable approaches to K-12 student behavior support
  • Implementation Science
  • Staff commitment to implement evidence-based interventions

Courses Taught

  • Psyc 101: Introduction to Psychological Science
  • Psyc 476: Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Psyc 701: Problem-Solving, Prevention, and Systems in School Psychology
  • Psyc 740: Systems-Level Supports and Evaluation
  • Psyc 750: School Psychology Practicum

Highlighted Publications

  • Filter, K. J., Johnson, L. D., Ford, A. L. B., Sowle, C. A., Bullard, S. J., Cook, C. R., Kloos, E., & Dupuis, D. (2022). An expert consensus process to distill Tier 1 PBIS into core practice elements essential to improving front-line implementation. Education and Treatment of Children, 45 (1), 51–67.   
  • Filter, K. J., Ford, A. L. B., Bullard, S. J., Cook, C. R., Sowle, C. A., Johnson, L. D., Kloos, E., & Dupuis, D. (2022). Distilling check-in/check-out into its core practice elements through an expert consensus process. School Mental Health, 14, 695-708. 
  • Filter, K. J., & Brown, J. M. (2019). Validation of the PBIS-ACT Full: An updated measure of staff commitment to implement SWPBIS. Remedial and Special Education, 40(1), 40-50.
  • Filter, K. J. (2019). Check-in/Check-out. Chapter in K. Radley III and E. Dart (Eds.) Handbook of Behavioral Interventions in Schools: Multiā€Tiered Systems of Supports. Oxford University Press: New York, NY.
  • Filter, K. J., & Alvarez, M. (2012). Functional behavioral assessment: A three-tiered prevention model. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
  • McIntosh, K., Filter, K. J., MacKay, L. D., Sugai, G. & Ryan, C. (2010). Principles of sustainable prevention: Designing scale-up of school-wide positive behavior support to promote durable systems. Psychology in the Schools, 47 (1), 5-21.
  • Filter, K. J., McKenna, M. K., Benedict, E. A., Horner, R. H., Todd, A. W., & Watson, J. (2007). Check-in/Check-out: A Post-Hoc Evaluation of an Efficient, Secondary-Level Targeted Intervention for Reducing Problem Behaviors in Schools. Education and Treatment of Children, 30, 69-84.

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