Organization: University of Colorado Denver
Elizabeth Steed’s early career began as a special education teacher. In her work as a teacher she discovered her passion for early intervention as she worked with infants and toddlers with autism during She became a clinical supervisor for an early intensive behavioral program for young children with autism and earned her PhD in Early Intervention at the University of Oregon.
She completed an Institute of Education Sciences postdoctoral fellowship in Early Childhood Education at Purdue University and was an Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator for the Early Childhood Special Education program at Georgia State University. Elizabeth was he Principal Investigator on a number of research grants related to young children’s challenging behavior and currently faculty on the federally funded National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations. She is the Lead author of a published assessment tool used to measure critical features of program-wide positive behavioral interventions and supports in early childhood settings called the Preschool-wide Evaluation Tool (Steed, Pomerleau, & Horner, 2012).