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Tara Moore

Tara Moore, PhD, BCBA-D

Associate Department Head, Programs, Recruitment, and Data; Director, Tennessee Behavior Supports Project (UT) and Associate Professor, Special Education


Tara Moore is an assistant professor in special education in the Department of Theory and Practice in Teacher Education (TPTE) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

She is the director of the Tennessee Behavior Supports Project at the University of Tennessee (, a technical assistance project funded by the Tennessee Department of Education with the mission to provide training and consultation to personnel in East Tennessee public schools and districts to assist them in developing, implementing, and sustaining continuums of positive behavioral interventions and supports within a multi-tiered system of supports framework.

Moore is the program coordinator for the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc.®: Verified Course Sequence at the University of Tennessee. The Verified Course Sequence is a partnership between the Special Education and School Psychology programs.

Moore is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.

The primary focus of her teaching and mentorship is to prepare future and early-career educators, behavior analysts, and researchers who are highly skilled and knowledgeable in identifying, implementing, and evaluating research-based practices to promote students’ academic and behavioral successes.

Professional Background


Moore’s research focuses on school- and classroom-based prevention and intervention practices to prevent and reduce students’ problem behaviors and to promote academic engagement. This includes research related to supporting teachers’ implementation of research-based classroom and behavior management practices and research to identify and develop teacher-centered prevention and intervention practices which are readily implemented and sustained to address academic or behavioral needs.

Tara Moore

Contact Information

  • A409 Jane & David Bailey Education Complex, 1126 Volunteer Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37996
  • Phone: 865-974-6459
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