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Bohanon, Hank

Title/s:  Professor

Specialty Area: Special Education; Positive Behavior Support

Office #:  Lewis Towers 1052, WTC

Phone: 312.915.5099

Email: hbohano@luc.edu

CV Link: /media/lucedu/education/faculty/cv/Hank Bohanon.pdf

External Webpage: http://www.hankbohanon.net/


Hank is a professor at Loyola University of Chicago. His work focuses on supports for high school settings related to positive behavior support, response to intervention, social and emotional learning, school-based mental health, and school improvement. He is the co-author of Implementing Systematic Interventions: A Guide for Secondary Schools, published this summer by Routledge Press.


  • PhD, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

Program Areas

  • Teaching, Learning, and Leading in Communities and Schools

Research Interests

  • Multi-tiered Systems of Support
  • Secondary Schools
  • Positive Behavior Support
  • School Improvement
  • Online Learning
  • Professional Development

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • Association of Positive Behavior Support
  • Special Needs Network for Educators

Courses Taught

  • CIEP 478: Behavior Intervention
  • TLSC 221: Individualizing Instruction for Diverse Students
  • TLSC 260: Typical and Atypical Development
  • TLSC 261: Significant Disabilities & Life Planning
  • TSLC 262: Assistive and Adaptive Technology
  • TLSC 263: Transition Planning


  • Loyola University Chicago, School of Education Distinguished Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching (2018)

Selected Publications

  • Bohanon, H. (Accepted). Supporting students in higher education and kindergarten through 12th grade settings through the COVID-19 pandemic. Annual Journal of Special Education.
  • Mortenson, J. & Bohanon (2019). Beyond completing: Using Blue Ocean Shift to create new markets for online instruction for multi-tiered systems of support. International Journal of Advanced Corporate Learning, 12 (2), 4-20. https://ecommons.luc.edu/education_facpubs/143/
  • Bohanon, H. & Wu. M. (2019). A comparison of sampling approaches for monitoring schoolwide inclusion program fidelity. International Journal of Developmental Disabilities, 65 (2), 33-43. https://ecommons.luc.edu/education_facpubs/131/
  • Goodman, S. & Bohanon, H. (2018). Multi-tiered system of supports: A framework for supporting all students. American School Board Journal Online. Retrieved from at https://ecommons.luc.edu/education_facpubs/116/
  • Bohanon, H., Wahnschaff, A., Flaherty, P. & Ferguson, K. (2018). Leading schools under pressure: Considerations of systems theory and schoolwide positive behavior support efforts during school actions. School Community Journal, 28, 1: 195-216. https://ecommons.luc.edu/education_facpubs/115/
  • Malloy, J. M., Bohanon, H., & Francoeur, K. (2018). Positive behavioral interventions and supports in high schools: A case study from New Hampshire. Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation, 1-29. doi:10.1080/10474412.2017.1385398
  • Bohanon, H., Gilman, C., Parker, B., Amell, C., & Sortino, G. (2016). Using school improvement and implementation science to integrate multi-tiered systems of support in secondary schools. Australasian Journal of Special Education, 40(2), 99-116. doi:10.1017/jse.2016.8
  • Hall, N., Bohanon, H., & Goodman, S. (2016). Behavioral support: Research-based program reduces discipline problems. American School Board Journal Online. Retrieved from https://www.nsba.org/newsroom/american-school-board-journal/behavioral-support and http://ecommons.luc.edu/education_facpubs/71/
  • Bohanon, H. (2015). Changes in adult behavior to decrease disruption from students in non-classroom settings. Intervention in School and Clinic. 15 (1),12-18. http://ecommons.luc.edu/education_facpubs/39
  • Bohanon, H., Castillo, J., & Afton, M. (2015). Embedding self-determination and futures planning within a schoolwide framework. Intervention in School and Clinic. 50 (4), 203-209. http://ecommons.luc.edu/education_facpubs/16/