Dr. Jessica Djabrayan Hannigan is an Assistant Professor in the Educational Leadership Department at California State University, Fresno. She works with schools and districts throughout the nation on designing and implementing effective behavior systems. Her expertise include Response to Intervention (RTI) Behavior, Multi-Tiered Systems of Supports (MTSS), Positive Behavior Interventions
and Supports (PBIS), Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) and more. The combination of her special education and student support services background, school and district level administration, and higher education research experiences has allowed her to develop inclusive research based best practices around systemic implementation of behavior initiatives throughout the
nation. She is the co-author of the following educational bestselling books: The PBIS Tier
One Handbook, The PBIS Tier Two Handbook, The PBIS Tier Three Handbook, Don’t Suspend Me! An Alternative Discipline Toolkit, and Building Behavior. Some of her recognitions include being named California Outstanding School Psychologist of the Year, Administrator of the Year, Outstanding
Faculty Publications and Service Award recipient, being recognized by the California Legislature Assembly for her work in social justice and
equity, and receiving the inaugural Association of California School Administrators Exemplary Woman in Education Award in 2017 for herrelentless work around equity in schools. She currently serves on the California Safe, Healthy, Responsive Schools Pilot & Network
- Co-author of nine peer reviewed, action-oriented research based books in the field
of education used and cited in policy development, curriculum development, credentialing
requirements, educational preparation programs, and school, district, and state level
implementation of equity initiatives.
- Outstanding Faculty Publication Award on three different occasions for my books, The
PBIS Tier One Handbook, Don’t Suspend Me! and Building Behavior.
- Co-published (as primary author) six research based, peer reviewed (indexed) journal
articles that are cited in educational courses, policy, and masters and doctoral level
research and implementation throughout the nation.