Morgan Chitiyo

Specialized Education Services (SES) Department 

Morgan Chitiyo headshot

Department Chair, Professor

Research Interest

  • Positive Behavior Support
  • Autism
  • Inclusive Education
  • Special education professional development for schoolteachers


  • Ph.D. in Applied Behavior Analysis, Tennessee Technological University, 2005
  • M.B.A., Tennessee Technological University, 2003
  • B.A.Ed, Africa University, 2000


Dr. Morgan Chitiyo’s research interests include positive behavior supports, autism, inclusive education, and special education professional development—in the area of behavior management. He is also interested in the development of special education in different countries. He currently serves as an associate editor of the Journal of International Special Needs Education and is past editor of the Journal of the International Association of Special Education. His work has been honored through awards such as the Tennessee Technological University’s Distinguished Alumnus Award, Southern Illinois University’s Outstanding McNair Scholars’ Mentor, Duquesne University’s School of Education Excellence in Scholarship Award, School of Education Excellence in Service Award, and the President’s Award for Excellence in Service to the Mission.

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