Student Researchers

List of People
 NameAbout
Maria AwwaMaria Awwa

Program: School Psychology Master’s/6th year program

Research Interests: Cross-Cultural Education, Diversity in School Settings, and School Climate and Interconnectedness.

Sang Gyu "Michael" ByunSang Gyu "Michael" Byun

Program: Special Education
Research interests: Teacher training in classroom management, Prevention to outplacement of students with disabilities, PBIS implementation in alternative school settings
Contact: sang.byun@uconn.edu

Joanne HayesJoanne Hayes

Program: Special Education
Research Interests: reading interventions for struggling adolescent readers, classwide peer tutoring

Taylor KoriakinTaylor Koriakin

Program: School Psychology, PhD program
Research Interests: early reading instruction and intervention; behavior assessment, prevention, and intervention; school/kindergarten readiness

Kaitlin LeonardKaitlin Leonard

Program: Special Education
Research Interests: effective literacy coaching models, MTSS and fidelity of implementation, intensive interventions in reading for students in grades K-3

Kelly LupoKelly Lupo

Program: Special Education
Research Interests: Assistive Technology, Twice Exceptional (2e) Students

Keith McLarenKeith McLaren

Program: Special Education
Research Interests: Adolescent literacy, Secondary students with learning disabilities, postsecondary transition planning, secondary transition planning

Jesslynn NevesJesslynn Rocha Neves
Program: School Psychology, PhD program
Research Interests:  School climate, culturally responsive education practice, international school psychology, educational inequality
Ashley TaconetAshley Taconet

Program: Special Education, PhD program
Research Interests: Post-secondary education and vocational preparation for people with intellectual disabilities

Emily TarconishEmily Tarconish

Program: Special Education, PhD program
Research Interests: Accommodation provision to students with disabilities in higher education, including how to improve support for postsecondary students with brain injuries, as well as the effects of peer support and mentoring for college students with disabilities.

Dan VolkDaniel Volk
Program: School Psychology, PhD program
Research Interests: Teacher-Student Relationships, School-Climate, Self-Determination, Teacher-Stress, Behavioral Assessment/Prevention and Early Intervention
Sarah WilkinsonSarah Wilkinson
Program: Special Education, PhD program
Research Interests: Behavior support for students with EBD, SWPBIS, implementation of the PBIS framework in alternative education settings
Blair WilliamsBlair Williams
Program: School Psychology, PhD program
Research Interests:  School Climate, Diversity in schools and Educational settings, and Cross-Cultural Education
Xin XuXin Xu

Program: Special Education, PhD program
Research Interests: Positive behavioral intervention; effective strategies related to decreasing problem behaviors