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Dr. Nathan A. Stevenson

Special Education
Assistant Professor
Office Location:
405 White Hall
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Dr. Nathan A. Stevenson is an Associate Professor in the area of mild/moderate educational needs at Kent State University. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in core instruction, classroom management, inclusive practices, and instructional methods for struggling learners. He earned his doctorate in special education from Michigan State University. Dr. Stevenson began his career as an elementary classroom teacher with New York City Public Schools. He has taught students with disabilities in inclusive settings throughout his career. Dr. Stevenson has also worked as a consultant, lecturer, and instructional coach for local and regional education service providers. His research interests include the development of systems to support struggling learners (i.e. RtI, PBIS, and MTSS), inclusive practices, and adoption of evidence-based instruction. He has presented nationally and internationally on the topics of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, Curriculum-Based Measurement, Multi-Tiered Systems of Support, Assessment, and Universal Design for Learning.

Dr. Stevenson has published numerous articles and book chatpers. He is co-author of the book Research in Special Education: Designs, Methods, and Applications (3rd Ed.) He currently sevices as Associate Editor for the journal Assessment for Effective Intervention. 





Michigan State University - Ph.D. in Special Education, 2015, Michigan State University - B.A. in Elementary Education, 2003


struggling learners, mild/moderate impairments, learning disabilities, inclusion, inclusive practices, behavior supports

Research Methods

Quantitative Methods, Single-Case Experimental Design


  • Research Methods in Special Education: Designs, Methods, & Applications 3rd Ed.
  • When standard approaches fail: Advances in the conceptualization and delivery of intensive intervention
  • Survey Research In Special Education: Methods and Mechanics


Council for Exceptional Children; Association for Positive Behavior Supports; Council for Learning Disabilities


  • Early Career Research Award - Society for the Study of School Psychology (co-recipient)
  • Winner's Circle Award - Michigan Association of School Administrators

Research Institutes and Initiatives

Healthy Communities Research Initiative