Fan-Yu Lin, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Education (Education)
412-397-6246 phone (M)
412-397-6044 fax
Nicholson Center 446

Educational Background

  • Master of Science, Early Childhood Education, University of Pennsylvania, 1998
  • Ph.D., Special Education, Penn State University , 2004

Professional Background

  • 2014-2016 Adjunct instructor for practicum supervision, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa BCaBA Chinese Program, Department of Teaching and Learning
  • 2004-2010 California State University, Stanislaus, Turlock, California Special Education Program, Department of Advanced Studies in Education Assistant Professor. June 2010, tenured and promoted to associate professor. Jan 2009 to 2010 June Coordinator, Internship Program.

Area of Expertise/Research

  • My research interest has been Precision Teaching, behavior analysis, autism and early childhood special education, and most recently extended to e-learning with my cumulative experiences in online teaching.


  • McGee, J. J & Lin, F. (2016).  Providing a supportive alternative education environment for at-risk students, Preventing School Failure: Alternative Education for Children and Youth, doi: 10.1080/1045988X.2016.1254082

  • Bennett, J. & Lin, F. (2017). Chapter 10: iPad usage and appropriate applications: K-12 classroom with a 1-to-1 iPad imitative. In A. Ostashewski, J. Howell, & M. Cleveland-Innes, (Eds). Optimizing K-12 education through online and blended learning (pp. 185-212). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.  doi: 10.4018/978-1-5225-0507-5.ch010

  • Lin, F. & Kubina, R. (2015) Imitation fluency in a student with autism spectrum disorder: An experimental case study. European Journal of Behavior Analysis, 16, 2-20doi:10.1080/15021149.2015.1065637

  • Lin, F. & Liu, Y. (2013). Collaborative Co-Teaching: Use of Wiki as a Collaborative Catalyst Tool. Journal for Computing Teachers, 10

  • Donne, V. & Lin, F. (2013). Special Education Teacher Induction: The Wiki Way. The Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues, and Ideas, 86(2), 43-47. doi:10.1080/00098655.2012.735279

  • Kubina, R. & Lin, F. (2011) Chapter 15: Precision Teaching and Behavior Analysis. Behavior Foundations of Effective Autism Treatment by Erik A. Mayville and James A. Mulick (ed.). pp. 277-297. Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY: Sloan Publishing
  • Lin, F., Kubina, R. M. & Shimamue, S. (2010). Examining application relationships: Differences in mathematical elements and compound performance between American, Japanese, and Taiwanese students. International Journal of Applied Educational Studies, 9(1), 19-32.
  • Kubina, R. M., Kostewicz, D. E., & Lin, F. (2009).  The taxonomy of learning and behavioral fluency. Journal of Precision Teaching and Celeration 25, 9-17. 
  • Lin, F & Liu Y. (2009). eLearning Technology: The Empowered Flashcard in Teacher Training. In G. E. Antoniou, D. Michalopoulos, P. Petraot (Ed.), Proceedings of the International Conference on Computing Engineering and Information (pp. 265-268).Los Alamitos, CA: IEEE Computer Society.
  • Kubina, R. & Lin, F. (2008) Defining frequency: A natural scientific term. The Behavior Analyst Today 9(2), 125-129.
  • Lin, F. & Kubina, R. (2005) The Preliminary relationship between fluency and application for multiplication. Journal of Behavioral Education 14(2), 73-87. 
  • Contributing author to The Autism Encyclopedia, edited by Neisworth, J. T. & Wolfe, P. S. (2005). Baltimore, MD: Paul. H. Brooke.
  • Lin, F. & Kubina, R. (2004). Learning Channels. The Behavior Analyst Today, 5(1).  Retrieved from


  • 2015 - Wilson, E. & Lin, F. (2015 Nov). Linking Individualized Curriculum, Alternate Assessment, and Exertional Needs. Poster presented at Pennsylvania Council for Exceptional Children Annual Conference 2015. Harrisburg, PA.
  • 2015 - Schmidt, J, & Lin, F. (2015 Oct). Building School Readiness in Disadvantaged Children: Preschool Programs that Foster Executive Functioning. Poster presented in Division for Early Childhood?s 31st Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families. Atlanta, GA
  • 2015 - Bennett, J. & Lin, F.Y. (2015 Jun). One-to-One iPad? Usage and Applications in K-12 Classrooms. In Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2015 (pp. 1036-1041). Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
  • 2015 - Evans, T. & Lin, F. (2015 March) Social Media in Curriculum: Increasing Student Engagement. The Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference (SITE) 2015, Las Vegas, NV.
  • 2015 - Harker, L. & Lin, F. (2015 March) Embracing Adult Learners in the Online Environment: Differentiation and Collaboration. The Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference (SITE) 2015, Las Vegas, NV.
  • 2013 - Liu, Y. & Lin, F. (2013 Oct) Making argumentation visible: Script, Action! Paper presented at E-Learn 2013 Conference, Las Vegas, NV.
  • 2008 - Lin, F. (2008 September). Aiming for Successful College Learning: the Faculty Mentor Program. Poster presentation at RSCA week 2008 at California State University Stanislaus, Turlock, CA.
  • 2013 - Lin, F. (2013 Mar) Use of Blackboard Weekly Quizzes to Increase Student Performance. Paper presented at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education 2013, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • 2013 - Lin, F. & Kubina, R. (2013 May) Imitation fluency in a student with autism spectrum disorders. Paper presented at Penn State Behavior Analysis Research Colloquium, State College, PA.
  • 2012 - Lin, F. & Kubina, R. (2012 Dec) Generalization of imitation fluency for a young child with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Paper presented at The International Precision Teaching Conference, Chicago, IL.
  • 2012 - Lin, F. & Liu, Y. (2012 Jun) Enriching Co-Teaching: A study on Collaboration with wiki. Paper presented at 2012 The EdMedia World Conference on Educational Media and Technology. Denver, CO.
  • 2011 - Lin, F. & Donne, V. (2011 Nov) An Initiative of Distant Teacher Induction Program. Session presented at 2011 PACEC?s 52md Annual Convention. Harrisburg, PA.
  • 2010 - Lin, F. & Liu, Y. (2010 June) Low Tech Faculty Survival Guide. Paper presented at Online Teaching Conference 2010. San Diego, CA.
  • 2010 - Lin, F. (2009 October). Use of Learning Channels in Instructional Design. Poster presentation at RSCA week 2009 at California State University Stanislaus, Turlock, CA.
  • 2009 - Lin, F. (2009 June). Digital naturalization: Design an online course for virtual newbies. Workshop presentation at 2009 Online Teaching Conference at Cabrillo College, Aptos, CA.
  • 2009 - Lin, F. (2009 April). eLearning technology: The empowered flashcard in Teacher Training. Paper presentation at International Conference of Computing in Engineering, Science, and Information 2009 at California State University Fullerton, Fullerton, CA