Hill M. Walker, Ph.D.

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Education & Training

B.A., 1962
Eastern Oregon College, La Grande, OR
Secondary Education

M.A., 1964
University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
Counseling Psychology

Ph.D., 1967
University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
Special Education, Counseling Psychology

Dr. Hill Walker is currently Director of the Center on Human Development, Co-Director of the Institute on Violence and Destructive Behavior at the University of Oregon, and Senior Research Scientist at Oregon Research Institute. Dr. Walker has more than 37 years of professional experience in the fields of special and regular education, specializing in school-related behavior problems of at-risk youth. He has more than 170 profesisonal publications and is the senior author of the ESP, SSBD, and First Step to Success early intervention program for antisocial kindergartners (Walker, Kavanagh, Stiller, Golly, Severson, & Feil, 1997).

Current Projects

Preschool First Step to Success: An Efficacy Replication Study

PROJECT PERIOD

07/01/15 - 06/30/19

FUNDING AGENCY

United States Department of Education

CURRENT STATUS

Active and Not Recruiting

TEAM

Principal Investigator
Edward Feil

Co-Investigators
Annemieke Golly, John Seeley, Hill Walker

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Efficacy of Enhanced First Step to Success Intervention for Tertiary-Level Students with Disruptive Behavior

PROJECT PERIOD

07/01/15 - 06/30/19

FUNDING AGENCY

United States Department of Education

CURRENT STATUS

Active and Not Recruiting

TEAM

Principal Investigator
John Seeley

Co-Investigators
Edward Feil, Annemieke Golly, Hill Walker

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Online School Staff Training: Establishing Positive Behavior Support in Elementary School Instructional Settings

PROJECT PERIOD

06/01/09 - 05/31/13

FUNDING AGENCY

United States Department of Education

CURRENT STATUS

Completed

TEAM

Principal Investigator
Keith Smolkowski

Co-Investigators
Barbara Gunn, Hill Walker

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First Step: Home/School Intervention for Preschoolers with Disruptive Behaviors

PROJECT PERIOD

12/01/08 - 11/30/14

FUNDING AGENCY

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

CURRENT STATUS

Completed

TEAM

Principal Investigator
Edward Feil, Hill Walker

Co-Investigators
Annemieke Golly, John Seeley, Herbert Severson

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Publications

Frey, A. J., Small, J., Feil, E. G., Seeley, J., Walker, H. M., & Forness, S., (in press). First Step to Success: Applications to Preschoolers at Risk of Developing Autism Spectrum Disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

Feil, E. G., Small, J. W., Seeley, J. R., Walker, H. M., Golly, A., Frey, A., & Forness, S. R. (2016). Early Intervention for Preschoolers at Risk for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Preschool First Step to Success. Behavioral Disorders, 41, 95-106. doi: 10.17988/0198-7429-41.2.95

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Frey, A. J., Small, J. W., Feil, E. G., Seeley, J. R., Walker, H. M., & Forness, S. (2015). First step to success: Applications to preschoolers at risk of developing autism spectrum disorders. Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 50, 397-407.

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Walker, H. M., Marquez, B., Yeaton, P., Pennefather, J., Forness, S. R., & Vincent, C. G. (2015). Teacher Judgment in Assessing Students' Social Behavior Within a Response-to-Intervention Framework: Using What Teachers Know. Education & Treatment Of Children, 38(3), 363-382.

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Frey, A. J., Small, J. W., Lee, J., Walker, H. M., Seeley, J. R., Feil, E. G., & Golly, A. (2014). Expanding the range of the First Step to Success intervention: Tertiary-level support for children, teachers, and families. Early Childhood Research Quarterly

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Lee, J., Frey, A., Ratcliffe, P., Rutledge, A., Seeley, J., Small, J., Feil, E., Walker, H., & Golly, A. (2014). Motivational Interviewing to support teacher behaviour change. In E. McNamara (Ed.), Motivational Interviewing. Children and young people II: Issues and further applications (pp. 83-102). Ainsdale, Merseyside, UK: Positive Behaviour Management.

Walker, H. M., Small, J., Severson, H. H., Seeley, J. R., & Feil, E. G. (2014). Multiple-gating approaches in universal screening within school and community settings: Practice and methodological considerations. In R. J. Kettler, T. A. Glover, C. A. Albers, & K. Feeney-Kettler, Universal Screening in Educational Settings: Identification, Implementation, and Interpretation, (pp. 47-75). Division 16 Practitioners’ Series, American Psychological Association.

Feil, E. G., Frey, A., Walker, H. M., Small, J. W., Seeley, J. R., Golly, A., & Forness, S. R. (2014). The Efficacy of a Home-School Intervention for Preschoolers with Challenging Behaviors: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Preschool First Step to Success. Journal of Early Intervention, 36, 151-170.

Sumi, W. C., Woodbridge, M. W., Javitz, H., Thornton, S. P., Wagner, M., Rouspil, K., Yu, J., Seeley, J. R., Walker, H., Golly, A., Small, J., Feil, E., & Severson, H. (2013) Are Short-term Results the First Step to Long-term Behavioral Improvements? Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 21(1), 66-78.

Frey, A. G., Lee, J., Small, J. W. , Seeley, J. R., Walker, H. M., & Feil, E. G. (2013). The Motivational Interviewing Navigation Guide: a process for enhancing teachers' motivation to adopt and implement school-based interventions. Advances in School Mental Health Promotion, doi:10.1080/1754730X.2013.804334

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Walker, H. M., Severson, H., Seeley, J., Feil, E. G., Small, J., Golly, A., Frey, A. J., Lee, J., Sumi, C., Woodbridge, M., Wagner, M., & Forness, S. (2014). The evidence base of the First Step to Success early intervention for preventing emerging antisocial behavior patterns.  In H. Walker & F. Gresham (Eds.).  Handbook of evidence-based practices for students having emotional and behavioral disorders.  New York: Guilford, Inc.

Frey, A.J., Small, J.W. Feil, E., Seeley, J.R., Walker, H.W., & Golly, A. (2013). The feasibility of First Step to Success with preschoolers. Children & Schools. doi: 10.1093/cs/cdt014

Frey, A. J., Cloud, R. N., Lee, J., Small, J. W., Seeley, J. R., Feil, E. G., Walker, H. M. & Golly, A. (2011). The promise of motivational interviewing in school mental health. School Mental Health, 3, 1-12.

Walker, H., Severson, H. H., & Seeley, J. (2010). Universal, school-based screening for the early detection of academic and behavioral problems contributing to later destructive outcomes. In M. Shinn & H. Walker, (Eds.), Interventions for achievement and behavior problems in a three-tier model including response to intervention (pp. 677-702). Silver Spring, MD: National Association of School Psychologists.

Walker, H. M., Seeley, J. R., Small, J., Severson, H. H., Graham, B., Feil, E. G., Serna, L., Golly, A. M., & Forness, S. R. (2009). A randomized controlled trial of the First Step to Success early intervention: Demonstration of program efficacy outcomes within a diverse, urban school district. Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 17, 197-212.

Seeley, J. R., Small, J. W., Walker, H. M., Feil, E. G., Severson, H. H., Golly, A. M., & Forness, S. R. (2009). Efficacy of the First Step to Success intervention for students with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. School Mental Health: A Multidisciplinary Research and Practice Journal, 1, 37-48.

Feil, E. G., Walker, H. M., Severson, H. H., Golly, A., Seeley, J. & Small, J. (2009) Using positive behavior support procedures in Head Start classrooms to improve school readiness: A group training and behavioral coaching model. NHSA Dialog, 12, 88-103.

Walker, H.M., Seeley, J., Small, J., Golly, A., Severson, H. & Feil, E. (2008, Winter). The First Step to Success program for preventing antisocial behavior in young children: Update on past, current and planned research. Report on Emotional & Behavioral Disorders in Youth, 8(1), 17-23.

Gunn, B., Feil, E., Seeley, J., Severson, H., & Walker, H. M. (2006). Promoting school success: Developing social skills and early literacy in Head Start classrooms. NHSA Dialog, 9, 1-11.

Severson, H.H., Andrews, J.A., & Walker, H.M. (2003). Screening and early intervention for antisocial youth within school settings as a strategy for reducing substance use. In D. Romer (Ed.), Reducing adolescent risk: Toward an integrated approach. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.

Walker, H.M. & Severson, H.H. (2002). Developmental prevention of at-risk outcomes for vulnerable antisocial children and youth. In K.L. Lane, F.M., Gresham, & T.E. O’Shaughnessy (Eds.). Interventions for children with or at risk for emotional and behavioral disorders. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

Severson, H.H. & Walker, H.M. (2002). Pro-active approaches for identifying children at-risk for socio-behavioral problems. In K.L. Lane, F.M. Gresham, & T.E. O’Shaughnessy (Eds.). Interventions for children with or at risk for emotional and behavioral disorders. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

Feil, E. G., Walker, H.M., & Severson, H.H. (2002). Screening and early intervention to prevent the development of aggressive, destructive behavior patterns among at risk children. In: M.R. Shinn, H.M. Walker, & G. Stoner (Eds.). Interventions for Academic and Behavior Problems II: Preventive and Remedial Approaches (2nd ed.). Silver Spring, MD: National Association of School Psychologists.

Walker, H. M., Nishioka, V., Zeller, R., Severson, H. H., & Feil, E. G. (2001) Causal factors and partial solutions for the persistent under-identification of students having emotional and behavioral adjustment problems in the context of schooling. Diagnostique, 26(1): 29-40.

Feil, E. G., Walker, H. M., Severson, H. H., & Ball, A. (2000). Proactive screening for emotional/behavioral concerns in Head Start preschools: Promising practices and challenges in applied research. Behavior Disorders, 26(1): 13-25

Walker, H. M., Kavanagh, K., Stiller, B., Golly, A., Severson, H. H., and Feil, E. G. (1998). First step to success: An early intervention approach for preventing school antisocial behavior. Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 6(2): 66-80.

Walker, H. M.; Stiller, B; Severson, H. H.; Feil, E.G .; Golly, A. (1998). First step to success: An effective preventive intervention for anti-social behavior in primary grades. Psychology in the Schools, 35(3): 259-269

Feil, E. G., Severson, H. H., & Walker, H. M. (1998). Screening for emotional and behavioral delays: Early screening project. Journal of Early Intervention, 21(3): 252-266.

Walker, H. M., Kavanagh, K., Stiller, B., Golly, A., Severson, H. H., and Feil, E. G. (1997). First step to success: An early intervention program for antisocial kindergartners. Longmont, CO: Sopris West.

Feil, E. G., Severson, H. H., & Walker, H. M. (1995). Identification of critical factors in the assessment of preschool behavior problems. Education and Treatment of Children, 18(3): 261-271.

Feil, E. G., Walker, H. M., & Severson, H. H. (1995). Young children with behavior problems: Research and development of the early screening project. Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 3(4): 194-202.

Experience

2000-
Senior Research Scientist
Oregon Research Institute, Eugene, OR

1994-
Founder and Co-Director
Institute on Violence and Destructive Behavior, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

1982-
Director
Center on Human Development, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

1995-1997
Associate Dean, Research and Outreach
College of Education, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

1982-1995
Associate Dean, Division of Special Education and Rehabilitation
College of Education, University of Oregon