Dr. Kristi Morin is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst - Doctoral level (BCBA-D) and a previous general and special education teacher. Her primary research interests are in improving outcomes for children with autism spectrum disorder, both locally and globally. Dr. Morin has over 15 years of experience working with individuals with autism as a classroom teacher, behavior therapist, and researcher. Her global efforts include leading a funded project through the Office of Creative Inquiry at Lehigh University that aims to develop a culturally appropriate screening tool to identify individuals with autism in Sierra Leone, and her local efforts focus on supporting educators’ use of evidence-based practices for students with autism in classroom settings. Dr. Morin also has an affiliated faculty position in the College of Health where she collaborates with faculty on projects related to improving outcomes for individuals with autism.
Dr. Morin currently leads a project funded by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), U.S. Department of Education, to develop a professional development model to support beginning teachers of students with autism working in settings with a high percentage of students from racial and ethnic minority backgrounds. She is a Consulting Editor for Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities and the Past President of the North Carolina Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities. Dr. Morin has published numerous peer-reviewed articles related to improving outcomes for individuals with autism and has presented on this topic extensively. Further, Dr. Morin has authored five online modules on evidence-based practices (EBPs) for students with autism and co-authored publications by the National Clearinghouse on Autism Evidence and Practice (NCAEP) on EBPs for students with autism.