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Research Specializations

Chris Bischke, Ph.D.
  • Individuals with visual impairments
  • Expanded Core Curriculum
  • Cortical Visual Impairment /Cerebral Visual Impairment
  • Family Support and Education
Sarah Ivy, Ph.D.
  • Young learners with deafblindness
  • Communication development for young learners using tangible forms of augmentative and alternative communication
  • Evidence-based practices to increase functional academic, daily living, and communication skills
Matt Jameson, Ph.D.
  • Inclusive Education Practices
  • Embedded Instruction
  • Instructional Technology
  • Distance Education
  • Special Education Law
  • Positive Behavior Supports
Susan Johnston, Ph.D.
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication
  • Early Communication and Language Intervention
  • Emerging Literacy
  • Early Childhood Special Education
Sharlene Kiuhara, Ph.D.

My research focuses on developing interventions that improve teaching practices and learning outcomes for K-12 students who have high incidence disabilities. My currrent work investigates the effects of using the Self-Regulated Strategy Development framework (a strategic approach for developing written expression skills and self-regulation of the writing process) for constructing arguments within a multi-tiered system of instructional supports in language arts, math, and science classrooms.

Breda O'Keeffe, Ph.D.
  • Academic and behavior supports for culturally and linguistically diverse students
  • Assessment for students with mild/moderate disabilities
  • Reading assessment and intervention
Rob O'Neill, Ph.D.
  • Functional assessment
  • Function-based interventions
  • Schoolwide positive behavior support
  • Gender issues in emotional/behavioral disorders
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Shamby Polychronis, Ph.D.
  • Post-School Outcomes for Students with Cognitive Disabilities
  • Family Support Services
  • Individual Rights for People with Disabilities
  • Inclusive Education
Sondra Stegenga, Ph.D.
  • Early social emotional assessment and intervention with a specialized focus on infants and toddlers with disabilities and their parents/caregivers
  • Interdisciplinary and interagency collaboration in home and community systems serving young children and their families
  • Implementation science and policy in early intervention and educational systems
  • Data science and methods in early intervention and early childhood research
Ryan Walker, M.Ed.
  • Inclusive Education
  • Teacher Preparation
  • Distance Education
Last Updated: 3/16/22