University at Buffalo

Bridget O. Hier

Bridget O. Hier

Assistant Professor

COUNSELING, SCHOOL AND EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY


Specialty/Research Focus

Achievement; Literacy

Contact Information
433 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Phone: (716) 645-2484
bohier@buffalo.edu


Professional Summary:

Dr. Hier's primary area of research interest involves the development and evaluation of interventions designed to improve elementary-aged students' academic skills. She specializes in developing techniques to promote maintenance and generalization of skill gains. Clinically, Dr. Hier has expertise in applied behavior analysis, functional behavioral assessment, and school-level consultation for systems-wide academic and behavioral practices (e.g., response to intervention, school-wide positive behavior support).

Education and Training:
  • PhD, Syracuse University, School Psychology (2014)
  • MS, Syracuse University, Psychology (2012)
  • BA, North Carolina State University, Psychology (2009)
Awards and Honors:
  • Early Career Scholar; Society for the Study of School Psychology; 2016-11-27;
  • Outstanding Dissertation Award; American Psychological Association (Division 16); 2015-08-01;
Grants:
Grant:
  • Identifying the Cognitive Mechanisms Behind a Successful Performance Feedback Intervention for Elementary-Aged Writers; Foundation and Research Organization; UB GSE; Awarded; (08/01/2016-08/31/2017)
  • TeachLivE™: Enhancing Pedagogical Practice within a Simulated Environment; Foundation and Research Organization; UB GSE; Awarded; (08/01/2016-08/31/2016)
Publications:
Journal Article:
  • Eckert, T. L., Hier, B. O., Hamsho, N. F., & Malandrino, R. D. (2017). Assessing children’s perceptions of academic interventions: The Kids Intervention Profile. School Psychology Quarterly, 32(2), 268-281. doi:10.1037/spq0000200
  • Koenig, E. A., Eckert, T. L., & Hier, B. O. (2016). Using performance feedback and goal setting to improve elementary students’ writing fluency: A randomized controlled trial. School Psychology Review, 45(3), 275-295. doi:10.17105/SPR45-3.275-295
Presentations:
Conferences:
  • Eckert, T. L., Hier, B. O., Hamsho, N., & Malandrino, R. (2017, August). Achieving fluency with academic behaviors: Procedures and results from three intervention studies on reading and writing. Symposium presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Washington, DC.;
  • Hier, B. O., Mahony, K. E., & Darrow, A. (2018, February). From multiple exemplars to sufficient exemplars: Promoting writing skill generalization. Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the National Association of School Psychologists, Chicago, IL.;
  • Hier, B. O., Mahony, K. E., Biscotto, A. A., LaFlore, A. C., Cameron, C. E., & Boyd, M. P. (2018, February). Guiding planning during the writing process for elementary-aged students. Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the National Association of School Psychologists, Chicago, IL.;
  • Datchuk, S., Hier, B. O., & Dembek, G. (2017, May). Achieving fluency with academic behaviors: Procedures and results from three intervention studies on reading and writing. Symposium presented at the Applied Behavior Analysis International Annual Convention, Denver, CO.;
  • Hier, B. O., Darrow, A., & Mahony, K. E., (2017, February). Effects of a performance feedback intervention for students with learning disabilities. Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the National Association of School Psychologists, San Antonio, TX.;
  • Hier, B. O., Mahony, K. E., & Borelli, A. (2017, February). The relationship between performance feedback and self-efficacy among elementary-aged writers. Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the National Association of School Psychologists, San Antonio, TX.;
  • Hier, B. O., McCurdy, B. L., & Grasley, N. M. (2016, February). Instructional practices in writing for students with behavioral disorders. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the National Association of School Psychologists, New Orleans, LA.;
Invited Lectures:
  • Hier, B. O. (2016, May). Promoting pro-social behavior in the classroom and home through positive behavior supports. Lecture delivered at the NAMI Syracuse Children's Educational Conference, Syracuse, NY.;
Activities:
Editorial and Review:
  • Assessment for Effective Intervention Editorial Board
    01/01/2018-05/29/2018
  • School Psychology Quarterly Editorial Board
    09/21/2015-05/29/2018
Professional Service:
  • APA Division 16 Outstanding Dissertation Award Committee
    04/03/2016-05/18/2018
News:

    Contact Information

    433 Baldy Hall
    North Campus
    Phone: (716) 645-2484
    bohier@buffalo.edu