Kevin Sutherland, Ph.D.
School of Education
Department of Special Education and Disability Policy
Kevin Sutherland, Ph.D., is a professor in the VCU School of Education's Department of Counseling and Special Education and director of the doctoral studies program. Dr. Sutherland’s research interests and expertise include efforts to enhance the use and fidelity of implementation of evidence-based programs targeting reductions in chronic problem behavior in school and community settings, community engaged research and adolescent bullying prevention programs. He has served as principal investigator or co-investigator on multiple federally-funded projects involving the development and evaluation of evidence-based programs in schools and has created assessment tools to examine teachers’ fidelity of implementing these programs in classrooms. In addition, he has published more than 60 articles and book chapters describing this work. Dr. Sutherland serves on a number of editorial boards, is an associate editor for the journal School Mental Health and is a former teacher of youth with intensive behavioral and learning needs in both residential and public school settings.