Briana Bronstein

Briana Bronstein, PhD

  • Assistant Teaching Professor

Affiliated Programs


  • PhD, Special Education (2019)
    Temple University (PA)
  • MAEd, Special Education and Autism (2014)
    La Salle University (PA)
  • BA, Elementary and Special Education/ American Studies (2013)
    La Salle University (PA)

About Me

My career as an educator began as a classroom teacher. As a former K-5 Autism support teacher in PA, teaching future educators to work in the field is especially meaningful. I received my PhD in special education from Temple University. Throughout my career, I  worked with students with autism spectrum disorders and other challenging behaviors, as well as educators, school personnel, and families. In addition to my work in academia, I am an active member and leader in the Council for Exceptional Children at both a national and state level.

Areas of Expertise

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Special Education
  • Challenging Behaviors
  • Teacher Preparation
  • Coaching and Consultation

Research Interests

My research interests include the use of evidence-based practices in school and community-based settings for individuals with disabilities and teacher training, specifically in under-served communities.


  • Bronstein, B., Breeden, N., Glover, T. & Reddy, L. (2020) Paraprofessionals’ Perceptions of Behavior Problems in Elementary School Classrooms. Journal of Special Education.
  • Nuske, H. J., McGhee Hassrick, E., Bronstein, B., Hauptman, L., Aponte, C., Levato, L., Stahmer, A., Mandell, D. S., Mundy, P., Kasari, C., & Smith, T. (2019). Broken bridges—new school transitions for students with autism spectrum disorder: A systematic review on difficulties and strategies for success. Autism, 23(2), 306–325.
  • Alperin, A., Reddy, L. A., Glover, T. A., Bronstein, B., Wiggs, N. B., & Dudek, C. M. (2021). School-based interventions for middle school students with disruptive behaviors: A systematic review of components and methodology. School Psychology Review, 1-26.
  • Bronstein, B. M. (2019). Evaluating the Effects of a Commitment Emphasis Consultation Model to Increase Teacher Implementation of Autism Specific Assessment. Temple University.

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Council for Exceptional Children, Council for Exceptional Children: Pennsylvania Chapter, Council for Exceptional Children: Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities