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Morgan Chitiyo, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Education
Department of Counseling, Psychology, and Special Education

103C Canevin Hall
Phone: 412.396.4036

Education:

Ph.D., Applied Behavior Analysis, Tennessee Technological University, 2005
M.B.A., Tennessee Technological University, 2003
B.A.Ed., Africa University, 2000
Research Interests

Positive Behavior Support

Applied Behavior Analysis

Autism

Special Education Issues in Zimbabwe

Publications

Books

Chitiyo, M., Charema, J., Rumano, M. & Chitiyo, J., Chitiyo, G. (In press). Educating Zimbabwe for the 21st Century: What every educator should know. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers Inc.

Chitiyo, M. (2013). A pedagogical approach to special education in Africa. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers Inc.

Kralovec, E., & Chitiyo, M. (Eds.). (2009). Identity in Metamorphosis: an anthology of writings from Zimbabwe students. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers Inc.

Book Chapters

Chitiyo, M. & Wheeler, J.J. (2009). Using university-based consultation to implement positive behavior support interventions in the classroom. In Demir, O. & Celik, C. (Eds.) "Multimedia in education and special education". Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.

Peer-Reviewed Journals

Brandt, R. C., Chitiyo, M. & May, M. E. (In press). Measures assessing outcomes of School-wide Positive Behavior Support. Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs

Chitiyo, M., Chitiyo, G., Chitiyo, J., Oyedele, V. I., Makoni, R., Fonnah, D. J., Chipangure, L. (2014). Understanding the causes and management of problem behavior in Zimbabwean schools: Teacher perceptions. International Journal of Inclusive Education. DOI:10.1080/13603116.2013.875068

Mayton, M.R., Menendez, A., Wheeler, J. J., Carter, S. L., Chitiyo, M. (2013). An analysis of Social Stories™ research using an evidence-based practice model. Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 13(3), 208-217.

Pugh, R. & Chitiyo, M. (2012). The problem of bullying in schools and the promise of School wide Positive Behavior Support.  Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 12(2), 47-53.

Chitiyo, M., May, M.E., & Chitiyo. G. (2012). An assessment of the evidence-base for School wide Positive Behavior Support. Education and Treatment of Children, 35(1), 1-24.

Chitiyo, M., Makweche-Chitiyo, P.T., Park, M., Ametepee, L.K., & Chitiyo, J. (2011). Examining the Effect of Positive Behavior Support on Academic Achievement of Students with Disabilities. Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 11(3), 171-177.

Park, M. & Chitiyo, M. (2011) An examination of teacher attitudes towards children with autism. Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 11(1), 70-78.

Chitiyo, G., Chitiyo, M, Rumano, M.B., Ametepee, L.K., & Chitiyo, J. (2010). Zimbabwe education system: emerging challenges and the implications for policy and research, Journal of Global Intelligence & Policy, 3(3), 35-43.

Chitiyo, M., Changara, D.M., & Chitiyo. G. (2010). The acceptability of psychosocial support interventions for children orphaned by HIV/AIDS: An evaluation of teacher ratings. British Journal of Special Education, 37(2), 95-101.

Barber, C. & Chitiyo, M. (2010). Autism in the classroom: Exploring the professional development needs of teachers. McNair Scholars Journal, 5, 107-115.

Park, M., Chitiyo, M. & Choi, Y.S. (2010) Examining pre-service teachers' attitudes towards children with autism in the United States. Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 10(2), 107-114.

Park, M. & Chitiyo, M. (2009). A proposed conceptual framework for teachers' attitudes towards children with autism. Southeastern Teacher Education Journal, 2(4), 39-52.

Ametepee, L.K., Chitiyo, M., & Abu, S. (2009). Examining the nature and perceived causes of indiscipline in Zimbabwean secondary schools. British Journal of Special Education, 36(3), 155-161.

Chitiyo, G. & Chitiyo, M. (2009). The impact of HIV/AIDS and the economic crisis on orphans and other vulnerable children in Zimbabwe. Childhood Education, 85(6), 347-351.

Ametepee, L.K. & Chitiyo, M. (2009). What we know about Autism in Africa: a brief research synthesis. Journal of the International Association of Special Education, 10(1), 11-13.

Wheeler, J.J., Mayton, M.R., Carter, S.L., Chitiyo, M., Menendez, A.L., Huang, A. (2009). An assessment of treatment integrity in behavioral intervention studies conducted with persons with mental retardation. Education and Training in Developmental Disabilities, 44(2), 187-195.

Chitiyo, M. & Wheeler, J.J. (2009). Challenges faced by school teachers in implementing Positive Behavior Support in their school systems. Remedial and Special Education, 30(1), 58-63.

Chitiyo, M. & Wheeler, J.J. (2009). Analyzing the treatment efficacy of a technical assistance model for providing behavioral consultation to schools. Preventing School Failure, 53(2), 85-88.

Chitiyo, M. (2008).  Special education law in Zimbabwe.  The Journal of the International Association of Special Education 9(1), 5-12.

Chitiyo, M. Changara, D.M., & Chitiyo, G. (2008).  Providing psychosocial support to special needs children:  A case of orphans and vulnerable children in Zimbabwe.  International Journal of Educational Development, 28(4), 384-392.

Chitiyo, M. & Chitiyo, G. (2007). Special education in Southern Africa: Current challenges and future threats. The Journal of the International Association of Special Education, 8(1), 61-68.

Wheeler, J.J., Carter, S.L., Mayton, M.R., & Chitiyo, M. (2006). Preventing challenging behavior through the management of instructional antecedents. Developmental Disabilities Bulletin, 34(1&2), 1-14.

Chitiyo, M. & Wheeler J.J. (2006). School phobia: Understanding a complex behavioural response. Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs. 6(2), 87-91.

Chitiyo, M. (2006). Special education in Zimbabwe: Issues and trends. The Journal of the International Association of Special Education. 7(1), 22-27.

Chitiyo, M. (2005). Functional/structural analysis: A brief review of functional assessment studies conducted with people with challenging behaviors. International Journal of Special Education, 20(2), 102-110.

Chitiyo, M., & Wheeler, J.J. (2004). The development of special education services in Zimbabwe. International Journal of Special Education, 19(2), 946-52.


Presentations

Chitiyo, G. Chitiyo, M. & Changara D. M. (2013, October). Evaluating the social validity
of psychosocial support interventions for children orphaned by HIV/AIDS in Zimbabwe. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Evaluation Association. October 14-19, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Budzisz, M., Csapo, M., Chitiyo, M., Aylward, L., Frey, L., Mohamedali, M., Nave, K.,
Phiri, A., Trevethan, S., & Zigler, R. (2013, July). African stories and highlights from Volunteer Service Project Committee members, volunteers and local site personnel from Tanzania, Malawi and Zanzibar. Paper presented at the 13th Biennial Conference of the International Association of Special Education. July 7-11, 2013 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Chitiyo, M. & Prater, G. (2013, July). The Journal of the International Association of Special Education. Paper presented at the 13th Biennial Conference of the International Association of Special Education. July 7-11, 2013 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Chitiyo, G., Chitiyo, M. & Musiyarira A. (2013 July). Special education research: methods of data analysis for small samples and single subject studies. Paper presented at the 13th Biennial Conference of the International Association of Special Education. July 7-11, 2013 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

May, M. E., Chitiyo, M., Howe, A., & Brandt, R. C. (2012, May). Reliability of the Questions About Behavior Function (QABF) between teachers and paraprofessionals. Presentation at the annual conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Seattle, WA.

Chitiyo, M., May, M. & Chitiyo, G., Chitiyo, J. (2012, April). Assessing the Evidence base for SWPBS. Paper presented at the CEC 2012, Convention and Expo. April 11-14, in Denver, CO.

Budzisz, M. G., Csapo, M., Aylward, L., Bui, Y., Caday, I., Chitiyo, M., Tallapragada, S.D., Jafthas, J., MacEntee, V., Prater, G., & Towne, W. (2011, July). The IASE Volunteer Service Project Round Table Discussion. Round Table Discussion at the 12th Biennial Conference of the International Association of Special Education. July 10-14, 2011 in Windhoek, Namibia.

Wheeler, J.J., Chitiyo, M. & Mayton, M. (2011, July). Best and effective practices in the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders. Paper presented at the 12th Biennial Conference of the International Association of Special Education. July 10-14, 2011 in Windhoek, Namibia.

Chitiyo, G., & Chitiyo, M. (2011, July). Research design, sampling, and statistical analysis for special populations. Paper presented at the 12th Biennial Conference of the International Association of Special Education. July 10-14, 2011 in Windhoek, Namibia.

Chitiyo, M. & Prater, G. (2011, July). Publishing with the Journal of the International Association of Special Education. Paper presented at the 12th Biennial Conference of the International Association of Special Education. July 10-14, 2011 in Windhoek, Namibia.

Chitiyo, M. Changara, D.M., & Chitiyo, G. (2011, July). Treatment acceptability of psychosocial-support interventions for orphans and vulnerable children in Zimbabwe. Paper presented at the 12th Biennial Conference of the International Association of Special Education. July 10-14, 2011 in Windhoek, Namibia.

Mayton, M.R., Zhang, J., Chitiyo, M. & Wheeler, J.J. (2011, July). Components of behavioral treatment for adults with developmental disabilities. Paper presented at the Association of Behavior Analysis International 37th Annual Convention. May 28-31, 2011. Denver, Colorado.

Chitiyo, M., Wheeler, J.J., Mayton, M.R., Chitiyo, G., & Chitiyo, J. (2011, April). Factors influencing the functional utility of positive behavior supports in schools. Paper presented at the CEC 2011 Convention and Expo. April 25-28 in National Harbor, Md.

Mayton, M.R., Chitiyo, M. Carter, S., & Wheeler, J.J. (2011, April). Selecting socially valid replacement behaviors for young adults with developmental disabilities. Paper presented at the CEC 2011 Convention and Expo. April 25-28 in National Harbor, Md.

Chitiyo, M., Rumano, M.B., Chitiyo, G., Ametepee, L.K., & Chitiyo, J. (2010, May). Zimbabwe education system: emerging challenges and the implications for policy and research. Paper presented at the Intellectbase International Consortium Academic Conference. May 27-29, 2010, in Nashville, TN - USA

Wheeler, J.J., Chitiyo, M. & others (2010, April). A consultative model for providing positive behavioral supports to rural and underserved schools. Paper presented at the CEC 2010 Convention and Expo. April 21-24 in Nashville, TN.

Chitiyo, M., Ametepee, L.K., Chitiyo, J., & Adera, B.A. (2010, January). An insight into Autism in Africa. Paper presented at the Autism Conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis International. January 22-24, 2010, in Chicago, Illinois.

Barber, C. L. & Chitiyo, M. (2009, September). Autism in the classroom: Exploring the professional development needs of teachers. Paper presented at the Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders International Conference. September 23-26, 2009, in Denver, Colorado.

Ametepee, L.K. & Chitiyo M. (2009, September). The nature and perceived causes of indiscipline in secondary schools in Zimbabwe. Paper presented at the Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders International Conference. September 23-26, 2009, in Denver, Colorado.

Chitiyo, M. (2008, May). Using functional behavioral assessment to design function-based interventions in applied settings. Association of Behavior Analysis International 34th Annual Convention. May 23-27, 2008. Chicago, Illinois.

Chitiyo, M. & Lickteig, A. (2008, April). Using university-based consultation to implement function-based behavioral interventions in classrooms. CEC Annual Convention and Expo. April 2-5, 2008. Boston, Massachusetts.

Chitiyo, M. (2008, March). Utilizing evidence-based practices in rural schools. The 28th American Council on Rural Special Education (ACRES) Annual National Conference "Piecing Together Tradition, Legislation, and Innovation" March 12-15, 2008. Charleston, West Virginia.

Wheeler, J.J., Mayton, M.R., Carter, S.L., Chitiyo, M., Mendenez, A., Huang, X., & Zhang, J. (2008, March). A representation of treatment integrity in the JPBI. 5th International Conference on Positive Behavior Support. "The Expanding World of PBS: Science, Values and Vision" March 27-29, 2008. Chicago, Illinois.

Chitiyo, M. (2008, March). Searching for a connection between positive behavior supports and academic achievement. 5th International Conference on Positive Behavior Support. "The Expanding World of PBS: Science, Values and Vision" March 27-29, 2008. Chicago, Illinois.

Chitiyo, M., Changara, D.M., & Chitiyo, G. (2007, October). Special education and related services for children orphaned by AIDS. Paper presented at the International Conference of the Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders (Ensuring a brighter future for troubled children and youth: Challenges and solutions). Dallas (Irving), Texas.

Chitiyo, M. & Chitiyo, G. (2007, June). Special education in Southern Africa: challenges and threats. Paper presented at the 10th Biennial International Conference of the International Association of Special Education. Hong Kong.

Wheeler, J.J., Mayton, M.R., Carter, S.L., Bumbalough, R.S., Chitiyo, M., & Mendenez, A. (2007, May). An assessment of treatment integrity in applied behavior analysis studies conducted with persons with mental retardation. Paper presented at the 33rd Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Diego, California.

Chitiyo, M. (2007 March). Problems inhibiting the adoption of positive behavior supports among rural school teachers. Paper presented at the 27th American Council on Rural Special Education (ACRES) Annual National Conference "Changing the face of rural." Billings, Montana.

Awards

Outstanding Mentor: McNair Scholars Program, Southern Illinois University (2012)

International Development Grant Award: Society for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis (2008)

Outstanding presentation and manuscript: 9th Biennial Conference of the International Journal of Special education in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (July 10-13, 2005) "Special education in Zimbabwe: issues and trends."

Professional Affiliations

International Association of Special Education

Council for Exceptional Children

Association for Applied Behavior Analysis International

Journal Editor

Editor: Journal of the International Association of Special Education

Editorial Boards

International Editorial Advisory Board: Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs

Proceedings Chair

13th Biennial Conference of the International Association of Special Education, Vancouver, Canada, July 7th - 10th, 2013

12th Biennial Conference of the International Association of Special Education, Windhoek, Namibia, July 10th- 14th, 2011