Diane Myers, Ph.D.

Chair of the Department of Teacher Education

Program Coordinator, Special Education

Teacher Education

Diane Myers, Ph.D.


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Diane currently serves as Chair of the Department of Teacher Education, where she is a Professor and the Program Coordinator for Special Education. She earned her PhD in Special Education from the University of Connecticut and taught for six years at Assumption College in Worcester, MA prior to arriving at TWU in 2014. Diane teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in behavior disorders, research methodology, classroom management, and behavioral interventions. Her research and teaching interests include positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS) at the individual, classroom, and school-wide levels. Diane regularly conducts professional development in classroom management and works with Education Service Centers and districts across Texas and the country to provide training and support to teachers.


Ph.D., Special Education, University of Connecticut, 2008
M.S., Special Education, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, Connecticut, 2005
B.A., English, Connecticut College, New London, Connecticut, 1995


Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports; Supporting Teachers' Classroom Management; School-Level, Group-Level, and Individual Behavioral Interventions; Emotional and Behavioral Disorders; Juvenile Justice

Latest Articles

Effective transition to college: Perspectives from transition specialists
The Journal of Multidisciplinary Research (2017)
Mariya Davis, Diane Myers

Classroom management for exceptional learners
Teaching Exceptional Children (2017)
Diane Myers, J Freeman, B Simonsen, G Sugai

Assessing Teachers' Behavior Support Skills
Teacher Education and Special Education (2017)
Diane Myers, George Sugai, Brandi Simonsen, Jennifer Freeman

Effects of targeted professional development on teachers' specific praise rates
Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions (2016)
Brandi Simonsen, Freeman Jennifer, K. Dooley, E. Maddock, Laura Kern

Increasing new teachers' specific praise rates using a within-school consultation intervention
Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions (2015)
D E Briere, B Simonsen, Diane Myers, G Sugai

Multi-Tiered Support Framework for Teachers' Classroom Management Practices: Overview and Case Study of Building the Triangle for Teachers
Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions (2014)
B Simonsen, A S MacSuga-Gage, D E Briere, J Freeman, D Myers


Classwide positive interventions and supports: A proactive guide to classroom management
Guilford Press (2015)
B Simonsen, Diane Myers


Evidence-based classroom management
in Classroom Management: An A-to-Z Guide | Sage (2015)
Diane Myers, B Simonsen

Teacher preparation and students with behavioral disorders
in Behavioral disorders: Practice concerns and students with EBD (Vol. 23) | Emerald Group (2012)
Diane M Myers, B Simonsen, G Sungai

Collaboration in the service of better systems for youth
in Promoting health and well being in the juvenile justice system | HH (2011)
A F Farrell, Diane M Myers