She earned her Ph.D. in Special Education from University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education. While enrolled in the doctoral program, Sarah earned a graduate certificate in behavior analysis and worked extensively with children with autism and behavioral challenges within the home, school and clinic setting.
Sarah has experience teaching graduate level courses in behavior and classroom management, and has conducted multiple behavior analytic studies. Her research interests include self-regulatory interventions for individuals with behavioral disabilities, and function-based interventions for severe and aberrant behavior.
After completing her Ph.D., Sarah accepted a position as the behavior specialist and director of special education for a school district in Virginia, where she designed Tiered instruction and support for students with behavior concerns, and conducted routine teacher trainings and coaching on implementing classroom management strategies. Dr. Dillon is also a Licensed Behavior Analyst in the State of Mississippi and she is currently Executive Vice President for Full Spectrum Behavior Analysis.