Gail Chan is a senior researcher. Prior to joining AIR, Dr. Chan worked for Oxford Brookes University, in collaboration with AIR, as the project manager for a feasibility study involving an American-based classroom management strategy called the Good Behavior Game. Dr. Chan led the day-to-day operations and was involved in recruitment, training and delivery of coaching support, data collection and analysis, technical assistance, and evaluation and dissemination activities.
Dr. Chan’s current work has two foci: As a technical assistance coordinator, she contributes to product development and provides technical assistance support to states through the National Center on Intensive Intervention. The mission of the Center is to build district and school capacity to support implementation of data-based individualization in reading, math, and behavior for students who require intensive intervention. Dr. Chan is also the project director of AIR's Good Behavior Game (GBG) work, where she leads product development and the training and support with districts and states in the U.S. and internationally to develop capacity for locales to implement and sustain GBG. The GBG is a research-based behavior management strategy designed to enhance learning in early elementary school classrooms. Dr. Chan is also working on a distance learning pilot around GBG training and support in rural locales and has begun work on an impact evaluation of training in Multi-Tiered Systems of Support in Behavior (MTSS-B).
Dr. Chan has also worked as a behavioral consultant for families with children with special educational needs and as an assistant director of education for children with a diagnosis of autism. She has completed a diploma in business management and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst at the doctorate level.