Erin E. Barton PhD, BCBA-D, is an associate professor in the department of special education at Vanderbilt University. She is a former special education teacher with several years of experience teaching children with autism. She teaches courses on evidence-based assessment and intervention practices for young children with disabilities and single case research design. She is a board certified behavior analyst and directs research projects related to evidence-based practices for young children; policies and practices that support high quality inclusion; and effective professional development systems. She has more than 85 publications in major journals and is the editor-in-chief of Topics in Early Childhood Special Education and an associate editor for the Journal of Early Intervention.