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About James Joseph Fox III


Present Professor, East Tennessee State University Educational Foundations and Special Education, Clemmer College

Curriculum Vitae


2018 - Present MotivAider Fading Techniques and Maintenance to Sustain Self-regulation of Students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
ETSU Student – Faculty Collaborative Grant
Colleague(s): Allen, G.
2018 - Present Using the MotivAider Self-timer to Improve the Acquisition and Use of Teacher Trainees’ Use of Evidence-based Practices with Students with Learning and Behavior Issues
ETSU Instructional Development Committee
Colleague(s): Hudson, T.M. & Hitt, S.B.
2017 - 2018 An Analysis of Current Practices and Effectiveness of Professional Development in Special Education Rural Environments
Spencer Foundation
Small Research Grant
2015 - 2016 The Impact of Evidence Based Practices on Teacher Pedagogy and Student Achievement
Tennessee Board of Regents
Faculty Research Grant
2012 - 2015 The ETSU Positive Behavior Support Initiative
Tennessee Department of Education, Division of Special Education
2009 - 2012 The ETSU Positive Behavior Support Initiative
Tennessee Department of Education, Division of Special Education
Colleague(s): Blevins, L. & Hansen, A.
2008 - 2009 The ETSU "Make a Difference" Project: Technical Assistance for Schools and Families of Children and Youth with Emotional/Behavioral Challenges
Tennessee Department of Education
Colleague(s): Blevins, L. & Allison, K.
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Professional Service and Affiliations

Present Member, Association for Behavior Analysis International
Present Member, Association for Positive Behavior Suports
Present Member, Council for Exceptional Children
Present Member, Tennessee Association for Behavior Analysis
Present Member, Tennessee Council for Exceptional Children
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Honors and Awards

  • 2000-2001 - College of Education Outstanding Faculty Award in Service
  • 2003-2004 - College of Education Faculty Research Award
  • 2004 - East Tennessee State University Distinguished Faculty Award for Achievement in Research


  • SPED 5767 - Advanced Strategies for Behavioral Intervention
  • SPED 5701 - Research in Special Education and Related Fields
  • SPED 5401 - Research and Practice in Positive Behavior Supports
  • SPED 5002 - Developing Instructional and Behavioral Interventions for Students with Disabilities
  • SPED 5001 - Issues in Special Education
  • SPED 4337/5337 - Management of Severe Behavior Disorders
  • SPED 4620 - Special Education Classroom Management
  • SPED 4444 - Assessment in Special Education I: Introduction
  • EDFN 5950 - Methods of Research


1975 - 1982 PhD, Psychology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
1972 - 1975 MA, Psychology, University of Richmond
1968 - 1972 BA, Psychology, College of William and Mary

Contact Information

PO Box 70548
Johnson City, TN 37614

Office: Warf-Pickel Hall 422
Phone: 423-439-7556


Publications (3)

International Conferences (9)

National Conferences (3)

State Conferences (15)