Erin E. Barton, PhD, BCBA-D, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Special Education at Vanderbilt University. She is a former special education teacher with several years experience teaching children with autism. She currently teaches courses on evidence-based assessment and intervention practices for young children with disabilities and single case research design. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and directs research projects related to evidence-based practices for young children, policies and practices that support high quality inclusion, and effective professional development systems. Dr. Barton is an active scholar with over 85 publications in major journals, multiple chapters, and three textbooks related to evidence-based practices. Dr. Barton serves on several editorial boards and is the Editor-in-Chief of Topics in Early Childhood Special Education and an Associate Editor for the Journal of Early Intervention. She has received many honors and most recently was honored with the Distinguished Early Career Research Award from the Division for Research of the Council for Exceptional Children.