Student Researchers

List of People
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.

ashley-boyleAshley Boyle

Program: School Psychology, PhD program
Research Interests: implementation supports, treatment integrity assessment, function-based supports

Dan ClarkDan Clark

Program: School Psychology, PhD program
Research Interests: Applied Behavior Analysis, Psychoeducational Assessment, Treatment Integrity, Developmental Disabilities

Lola GordonLola Gordon
Program: Special Education, PhD program
Research Interests: Discipline Disproportionality for Students in Special Education, Positive Behavior Supports, and Special Education Policy and Law
Joanne HayesJoanne Hayes

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

Deb HowardDeborah Howard

Program: Special Education
Research Interests: Teachers of English/writing, examining the relationship between pedagogical content knowledge, teacher efficacy, and pedagogical methods and how this relationship may impact student outcomes in writing

Laura KernLaura Kern

Program: Special Education
Research Interests: Positive Behavior Intervention and Support, focusing on universalschool-wide interventions; reduction of aggressive and/or bullying behavior; interventions in unstructured school settings

Taylor KoriakinTaylor Koriakin

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

Jennifer KowittJennifer Kowitt

Program: Special Education
Research Interests: social skills instruction, transition, and postsecondary education for students with disabilities

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

Lindsay MoralesLindsay Morales

Program: School Psychology, Postsecondary Disability Services
Research Interests: secondary/postsecondary transition planning for students with disabilities, college students with disabilities, universal design for learning, and tiered services on college campuses

Kalle NelsonKatherine Nelson

Program: School Psychology
Research Interests: school-based intervention programs for mental and physical wellness in children and adolescents, positive youth development, and universal screening

Janet VanLoneJanet VanLone
Program: Special Education
Research Interests: Positive Behavior Supports, Classroom Management, Teacher Preparation, and Teacher Social and Emotional Competencies
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
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