PBISApps is a not-for-profit group, developed and operated by faculty and staff at
Educational and Community Supports (ECS)
, a research unit within the College of Education at the
University of Oregon
. ECS began in 1999 directed by Dr. Robert Horner and remains focused on the same mission: To implement practices resulting in positive, durable, scientifically validated change in the lives of individuals with disabilities and their families.
Dr. Horner's 25-year history of research, grants management, and systems change efforts related to school reform and positive behavior support include helping schools and school administrators develop systems for embedding school-wide systems of positive behavior support. It is under his direction and guidance that PBISApps began with a mission to support educators to create effective, equitable learning environments for all students by giving educators access to high quality data systems and training.
PBISApps is the maker of the School-Wide Information System (SWIS) Suite, PBIS Assessment, and PBIS Evaluation. Our applications have been implemented in more than 25,000 schools in the US and abroad. PBISApps has been making schools safer, more productive places for more than a decade by empowering educators to make data-based decisions as problems emerge.
Dr. Kent McIntosh
Dr. Kent McIntosh directs the works and vision of PBISApps. He is a Professor in the Department of Special Education and Clinical Sciences at the University of Oregon. He is also the Director of Educational and Community Supports. Dr. McIntosh’s current research focuses on implementation and sustainability of school-based interventions, reducing discipline disparities, and integrating academic and behavior support. He is lead author of over 50 publications and principal or co-investigator of over $20 million in federal grant funding.