Dr. Matthew K. Burns is the Fein Professor of Special Education at the University of Florida and an Assistant Director of the University of Florida Literacy Institute. He was previously the College of Education Herbert H. Schooling Professor and a Professor of Special Education at the University of Missouri and the Director of the Center for Collaborative Solutions for Kids, Practice, and Policy. Dr. Burns has published over 200 articles and book chapters in national publications, and has co-authored or co-edited 15 books. He is a Past Editor of School Psychology Review and Assessment for Effective Intervention. Dr. Burns is one of the leading researchers regarding the use of assessment data to determine individual or small-group interventions, and has published extensively on response to intervention, academic interventions, and facilitating problem-solving teams. In addition, Dr. Burns was also a practicing school psychologist and special education administrator before becoming an academic, and served on the faculty of the University of Minnesota for 10 years and Central Michigan University for 5 years. He received the 2020 Senior Scientist Award from Division 16 (School Psychology) of the American Psychological Association.