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Elise Touris Pas, PhD

Assistant Scientist

Departmental Affiliation(s):

Mental Health

Center & Institute Affiliation(s):

Contact Information

624 N. Broadway
Hampton House 390
Baltimore , Maryland   21205



PhD , University of Maryland at College Park , 2008


  • Program implementation and dissemination
  • School and classroom context
  • School consultation/coaching models
  • Risk and protective factors
  • Aggression/social competence
  • Student academic achievement
  • Teacher efficacy and burnout
  • Cognitive/Behavioral and behavioral interventions

Honors and Awards

Association of Positive Behavior Supports Ted E. Carr Initial Researcher Award, 2011-2012

School Psychology Review 2011 Article of the Year, Honorable Mention

Child, Intervention, Prevention and Services (CHIPS) Fellow, 2010-2011

Phi Beta Kappa

Golden Key International Honor Society

Psi Chi National Psychology Honor Society


    Pas, E.T., & Bradshaw, C.P. (in press). What affects teacher ratings of student behaviors? The potential influence of teachers’ perceptions of the school environment and experiences. Prevention Science. doi:10.1007/s11121-013-0432-4. 


    Bradshaw, C.P., Pas, E.T., Goldweber, A., Rosenberg, M., & Leaf, P.J. (2012). Integrating School-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports with Tier 2 Coaching to Student Support Teams: The PBISplus Model. Advances in School Mental Health Promotion, 5(3), 177-193. doi: 10.1080/1754730X.2012.707429


    Bradshaw, C.P., & Pas, E.T. (2011). A state-wide scale-up of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS): A description of the development of systems of support and analysis of adoption and implementation. School Psychology Review, 40, 530-548. [Note, received honorable mention for Paper of the Year by National Association of School Psychologists]


    Pas, E.T., Bradshaw, C.P., & Mitchell, M.M. (2011). Examining the validity of office discipline referrals as an indicator of student behavior problems. Psychology in the Schools, 48, 541-555. doi: 10.1002/pits.20577.


    Pas, E.T., Bradshaw, C.P., Hershfeldt, P.A., & Leaf, P.J. (2010). A multilevel exploration of the influence of teacher efficacy and burnout on response to student problem behavior and school-based service use. School Psychology Quarterly, 25, 13-27. doi: 10.1037/a0018576