Tia Schultz Assistant Professor

  • Office Location: Winther 5045
  • Phone: (262) 472-5375
  • Email: schulttr@uww.edu
  • Department(s): Special Education
Tia Schultz


  • 2012 - Post-doctoral Fellow, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Focus: Evidence Based Practices in Autism

  • 2011 - PhD, Special Education (Behavior Disorders & Autism), University of Missouri 
    Foci:  Applied Behavior Analysis, Social/Emotional Development and Intervention, Parent Education, Autism
  • 2006 - Post-Master’s Certificate in Behavior Analysis, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (Board exam passed December 2006)
  • 2005 - M.A. Human Development and Family Studies, University of Missouri
  • 2002 - B.A., cum laude: Human Development and Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay


  • Advanced Behavior Intervention Strategies
  • Interventions for Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
  • Foundations of Special Education
  • Fieldwork


  • Development and evaluation of social and behavioral interventions for youth with ASD or EBD
  • Identification of variables associated with effective parent education


  • Schultz, T. R., Stichter, J. P., Herzog, M. J., McGhee, S. D. & Lierheimer, K. (2012). Social Competence Intervention for Parents (SCI-P): Comparing outcomes for a parent education program targeting adolescents with ASD.  Autism Research and Treatment.
  • Randolph, J. K., Stichter, J. P., Schmidt, C.T, O’Connor, K.V., & Schultz, T. R. (2011). Fidelity and effectiveness of PRT implemented by caregivers without college degrees.  Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, 26, 230-238.
  • Herman, K. C., Borden, L. A., Brooks, C. M., Schultz, T. R., Strawsine, M., Hsu, C., Reinke, W. M. (2011). Enhancing family engagement in interventions for mental health problems in youth.  Residential Treatment for Children and Youth, 28(2), 102-119.
  • Schultz, T. R., Schmidt, C. & Stichter, J. P. (2011). A review of parent education programs for parents of children with autism spectrum disorder. Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, 26(2), 96-104.
  • Borden, L. A., Schultz, T. R., Herman, K. C. & Brooks, C. M. (2010). The Incredible Years parent training program: Promoting resilience through evidence-based prevention groups. Group Dynamics, 14(3), 230-241.
  • Stichter, J. P., Herzog, M. J., Visovsky, K., Schmidt, C., Randolph, J, Schultz, T. R. & Gage, N. (2010). Social Competence Intervention for youth with Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism: An initial investigation.Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 40(9), 1067-1079.