Alana Schnitz, Ph.D.

Alana Schnitz, Ph.D.,

Alana Schnitz

Dr. Schnitz is an assistant research professor at Juniper Gardens Children's Project. She completed her PhD. in Early Childhood Special Education from Vanderbilt University and was a Head Start Research Scholar for two years. Her dissertation evaluated the efficacy of the Positive Solutions for Families Intervention. Alana was formerly the research coordinator for the IES Goal 2 Teaching Pyramid Research Project. She also has participated in research around the Pyramid model, including coaching teachers to implement practices associated with the model. She has worked with Head Start teachers and families providing teacher and parent training, technical assistance to teachers, and providing behavioral support to families. Alana has 14 years of experience working with children who exhibit challenging behaviors as a coach; behavior specialist; and residential, family, and crisis counselor. She is also a Board Certified Behavior Analysts.

Investigator Juniper Gardens Children's Project
Assistant Research Professor Juniper Gardens Children's Project

Ph.D., Early Childhood Special Education, Vanderbilt University 2016
M.Ed., Child Studies, Vanderbilt University, 2007
B.S., Psychology, Vanderbilt University, 2001