I received my Ph.D. from the University of Kansas in Early Childhood Special Education. I came to Kent State University in 2006, and I currently serve as an Associate Professor of Special Education. During my time at KSU, I have taught master’s and doctoral level courses in research methods, child development, practicum in early intervention, evidence based practices, intervention methods, implementation science, family professional collaboration, among others. The overarching themes for my research interests include early intervention and prevention, enhanced involvement with parents, and training future professionals to work with young children and their families. My lines of inquiry also pertain evidence-based practices to foster communication and language development in young children, single-subject research/applied behavior analysis, technology applications (e.g., cyber supervision, tele health, LENA), and community-based advocacy efforts to foster optimal child and family outcomes. I maintain collaborative partnerships with multiple community and state agencies and have received grant funding from several sources, including the U.S. Department of Education (Office of Special Education Programs).
- Collaborative partnerships with multiple community and state agencies