Chitiyo, Jonathan

Chitiyo, Jonathan

Dr. Jonathan Chitiyo
Assistant Professor of Special Education
Division of Management and Education


Contact Information:

chitiyoj@pitt.edu

814-362-5153
149 Swarts Hall

Degrees and Credentials:
Ph.D. Special Education, Southern Illinois University Carbondale 2016
M.S.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction, Southern Illinois University Carbondale 2011
B.A. Environmental Studies, Africa University, Zimbabwe 2008

Academic Focus:

Dr. Chitiyo completed his doctoral studies at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. His teaching experience started in Zimbabwe and Malawi, where he served as a substitute high school teacher before moving to the USA to pursue graduate studies. As a graduate student, he has taught and co-taught a number of special education and general education courses. 

His research interests include the implementation of school based practices (i.e., school-wide positive behavior support) special education program planning and development, and the development of special education in developing countries.

He has presented and co-presented some of his research at regional, national, and international professional conferences



Research, Accomplishments, and Publications:

Chitiyo, J. (2016) Implementation of basic school-wide positive behavior intervention

supports by school personnel. Journal of Man- Disability-Society 4(34), 5-14

 

Chitiyo, J., Chitiyo, A., & Chitiyo, M. (2016). The psychosocial support model for orphaned children. Childhood Education. 92(6) 465-469

 

Ancel, K., Bruns, D., & Chitiyo, J. (2015). The Importance of Father Involvement in Early Childhood Programs and Early Intervention Services. Young Exceptional Children.

 

Chitiyo, J. (2014). The wraparound process for youth with severe emotional behavioral

disorders. Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 14(2), 105-109.

 

Chitiyo, M., Chitiyo, G., Chitiyo, J., Oyedele, V., Makoni, R., Fonnah, D., & Chipangure, L.  (2014). Understanding the causes and management of problem behavior in Zimbabwean schools: teacher perceptions. International Journal of Inclusive Education, 18(11), 1091-1106.

 

Chitiyo, M., Makweche‐Chitiyo, P., Park, M., Ametepee, L. K., & Chitiyo, J. (2011).

Examining the effect of positive behaviour support on academic achievement of students with disabilities. Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 11(3), 171-177.

 

Chitiyo, G., Chitiyo, M, Rumano, M.B., Ametepee, L.K., & Chitiyo, J. (2010). Zimbabwe education system: emerging challenges and the implications for policy and research, Journal of Global Intelligence & Policy, 3(3), 35-43

 

Book Chapters

Chitiyo, J. Overcoming current challenges and preparing studens for the 21st century.  Referenced in Chitiyo, M., Charema, J., Rumano, M. & Chitiyo, J., Chitiyo, G. (2014). Educating Zimbabwe for the 21st Century: What every educator should know. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers Inc. 

 

Chitiyo, M., Chitiyo J., & Charema, J. Special education in Zimbabwe. Referenced in Wehmeyer, M. L., & Patton, R. J., (2016). Handbook of International Special Education. Praeger

 

Presentations

 

Chitiyo, J. & May, M. E. (2017). Predictors of the sustained implementation of the school-wide positive behavior intervention support model. Council for Exceptional Children. Boston MA

 

Chitiyo, J & May, M. E. (2017). Barriers to the use of school-wide positive behavior

intervention support model. Association of Positive Behavior Intervention Support. Denver, CO

 

Chitiyo, J. & May. M. E.  (2016). Implementation of the school-wide positive behavior intervention support basic strategies by school personnel. Southern Illinois University Carbondale. IL 

 

Chitiyo, J., & Ancel, K., & May, M. E. (2014). The systems of care model for youth with severe emotional disorders. National Alliance on Mental Illness, Edwardsville, IL 

 

Ancell, K., Chitiyo, J., & Bruns, D. (2014). The importance of father involvement in early intervention. Poster session at the International Division for Early Childhood Conference on Children with Special Needs, St Louis, MO. 

 

Ancel, K., & Chitiyo, J. (2014). The importance of father involvement in Early Intervention and Early childhood special education programs. Illinois Council For  Exceptional Children, Naperville IL 

 

Chitiyo, J., Chitiyo, M., Chitiyo, G., & May, M. E. (2012). An assessment of the evidence-base for school-wide positive behavior support. Presentation at the annual conference of the Council for Exceptional Children, Denver, CO.  

 

Chitiyo, M., Ametepee, L.K., Chitiyo, J. & Adera, B.A. (2010). An insight into Autism in Africa. Paper presented at the 2010 Autism Conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis International. January 22nd - 24th. Chicago, Illinois. 

 

Chitiyo, M., Rumano, M.B., Chitiyo, G., Ametepee, L.K., & Chitiyo, J. (2010). Zimbabwe education system: emerging challenges and the implications for policy and research. Paper presented at the Intellectbase International Consortium Academic Conference. May 27-29, 2010, in Nashville, TN - USA   

 

Chitiyo. J.(2010). A strategy for developing nutrition literacy among k-12 students.  Science in the South workshop. Carbondale, IL