Director of CIRCA

The CIRCA Director is Victoria (Vicki) Knight, Assistant Professor in Special Education at the University of British Columbia. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) with more than 20 years of experience working with students who have autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Her research interests include: (a) promoting learning of academic content, especially in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM); (b) evaluation of the collateral benefits of inclusion in STEM for students with ASD, and (b) evaluation and dissemination of evidence-based practices for students with ASD. She has published, presented, and trained educators in these areas internationally. Dr. Knight published over 50 peer-reviewed articles and presents internationally on these topics. Dr. Knight serves on the editorial boards of three journals, including the Journal of Special Education, Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, and Focus on Autism and Other Development Disabilities. She works closely with undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students across several research projects.