Phillip J. Belfiore

Phillip Belfiore


1978-1982:              B.S.      Special Education      Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA

1983-1984:              M.Ed.   Special Education      Kent State University, Kent, OH

1985-1991:              Ph.D.    Special Education      Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA


Belfiore has authored over 60 scholarly research articles, published in peer-reviewed journals in the fields of applied behavior analysis, urban education, and special education. He has also authored numerous book chapters, and presents regularly at national and international conferences. He currently serves as Editor for Education Research International (2010- ), and has also served as editor for the Journal of Behavioral Education (2000-2006). He continues to serve on the editorial boards of scholarly journals within the fields applied behavioral education and special education. Dr. Belfiore has won numerous awards for teaching and scholarship, including the Teaching Excellence Award from Mercyhurst College, the Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award from Purdue University, and the Outstanding Contributions to the Discipline from Lehigh University

Graduate Courses

EDSP 501               History and Cultures of Disability

EDSP 502               Single Subject Research Design

EDSP 676               Master’s Thesis          

Selected Publication

Rizzo, K. & Belfiore, P.J. (in press). Pairing student-teacher conferencing and self-regulation to increase mathematics performance in middle school students at-risk for academic failure. Journal of Evidenced-Based Practices for Schools.

Auld, R.G., Belfiore, P.J., & Scheeler, M.A. (2010). A study of treatment integrity for differential reinforcement of an alternative behavior (DRA) training on pre-service teachers in general education settings. Journal of Behavioral Education, 19, 169-183.

Belfiore, P.J., Auld, R., & Lee, D.L. (2005). The disconnection in poor urban education: Equal access and a pedagogy of risk-taking. Psychology in the Schools, 42, 855-863.

Skinner, C. H., Belfiore, P. B., & Watson, T. S. (1995/2002).  Assessing the relative effects of interventions in students with mild disabilities: Assessing instructional time. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 20, 345-356. (Reprinted from Assessment in Rehabilitation and Exceptionality, 2, 207-220, 1995).

Belfiore, P.J., Lee, D„ Vargas, A.U., & Skinner, C.H. (1997). Effects of high preference, single digit mathematics problem completion on multiple digit mathematics problem performance. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 30, 327-330.

Mace, F.C., & Belfiore, P.J. (1990). Behavioral momentum in the treatment of escape-motivated stereotypy. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 23, 507-514.

Mace, F.C., Hock, M.L., Lalli, J.S., West, B.J., Belfiore, P.J., Pinter, E. & Brown, D.K. (1988). Behavioral momentum in the treatment of noncompliance. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 21, 123-141.