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Howard Adelman
School Mental Health Project
Center for Mental Health in Schools
UCLA

Areas of expertise include:
  • youngsters in school settings who manifest learning, emotional and behavioral problems
  • school & community efforts to address barriers to learning
  • Bob Algozzine
    Faculty Development and Research
    College of Education/UNC - Charlotte
    Areas of expertise include:
    • all categories of mild disabilities
    • psychoeducational assessment
    • effective teaching
    • educational research and evaluation studies
    Carmen Arreaga-Mayer
    Juniper Gardens Children's Project
    University of Kansas

     

    Areas of expertise include:
    • educational interventions
    • development/quantitative research
    • culturally and linguistically diverse populations
    • applied behavioral analysis
    • observational technology/ ecobehavioral observational assessment
    Janice Baker
    Vanderbilt University
    Areas of expertise include:
    • academic and social skills instruction for students with emotional or behavioral disorders
    • school factors that affect effective practices for students with EBD.
    George M. Batsche
    Institute for School Reform
    Integrated Services and Child Mental Health and Educational Policy
    University of South Florida
    Areas of expertise include:
    • development and evaluation of classroom and building-level behavioral intervention programa for at-risk students, their parents, and teachers
    • Home-school-community linkages.
    Sheldon Braaten
    Behavioral Institute for Children and Adolescents

     

    Areas of expertise include:
    • training of personnel
    • treatment of students with emotional and behavioral problems
    • evaluation of programs
    • assessment
    • program design
    • staff development 
    Larry K. Brendtro
    Reclaiming Youth
    Areas of expertise include:
    • treatment & education of troubled children and youth
    • "Life Space Crisis Intervention" and "Positive Peer Culture"
    • national training institute on troubled youth "The Black Hills Seminary"
    Tanis Bryan
    Arizona State University
    Areas of expertise include:
    • research and intervention on the social problems of students with emotional and behavioral disorders and learning disabilities
    • model assessment of problems and intervention through a social science curriculum (Amazing Discoveries)
    Michael Bullis
    University of Oregon
    Department of Special Education and Community Resources
    Areas of expertise include:
    • school-to-work transition programs
    • adolescents with emotional and behavioral problems
    • social skills in transition
    Lyndal Bullock
    University of North Texas

    Areas of expertise include:
    • emotional/behavioral disorders
    • working with parents/caregivers
    Doug Cheney
    University of Washington
    Areas of expertise include:
    • collaborative practices and effective strategies that support students with emotional/behavioral disabilities in school
    • productive school-family partnerships
    • school to community transition of youth/young adults with emotional/behavioral disabilities.
    Hewitt B. "Rusty" Clark
    Department of Child and Family Studies
    Florida Mental Health Institute
    Areas of expertise include:
    • individualized wraparound processes for treating children
    • transition of youth and young adults into employment, educational opportunities, and independent living
    • other issues relating to children with emotional and behavioral disturbances and their families
    Joseph J. Cocozza
    Policy Research Associates, Inc.
     
    Martha Coutinho
    Department of Human Development and Learning
    East Tennessee State University
     
    Richard D. Dávila
    Springfield College

    Areas of expertise include:
    • multi-cultural competence in working with diverse populations
    • working with youth and their families in collaboration with external systems impacting the quality of their lives.
    Harold E. Dent
    Center for Minority in Special Education
    Areas of expertise include:
    • disproportionate representation of minorities in special education
    • cognitive assessment models
    • cognitive instructional interventions
    Stephen N. Elliot
    Department of Educational Psychology
    University of Wisconsin
    Areas of expertise include:
    • social skills assessment and intervention with children ages 4-18 years
    • behavioral and social-cognitive orientation
    • individual and classwide programs
    • program evaluation
    Michael H. Epstein
    Northern Illinois University
    Department of Educational Psychology, Counseling and Special Education
    Areas of expertise include:
    • developed a nationally representative, norm-referenced scale to assess emotional and behavioral strengths
    • completed evaluations of system of care and wraparound programs at the agency, local and state levels
    John R. Firman
    International Association of Chiefs of Police
     
    Steve Forness
    UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital
    Areas of expertise include:
    • special education of children with emotional or behavioral disorders
    Wayne L. Fox
    The University Affiliated Program of Vermont

     

    Areas of expertise include:
    • collaborative program development for children and youth with severe disabilities, including serious emotional disturbance, within general education settings
    • models for systems of change at State, community, school and classroom levels
    • personnel preparation and professional development
    Barbara Friesen
    Research and Training Center on Family Support and Children's Mental Health
    Portland State University
    Areas of expertise include:
    • improving services to families whose children have mental, emotional or behavioral disorders
    Charles R. Greenwood
    Juniper Gardens Children's Project,
    University of Kansas
    Areas of expertise include:
    • observational assessment
    • peer tutoring/instruction
    • mild disabilities
    Beth Harry
    University of Miami School of Education
    Areas of expertise include:
    • cultural and family issues related to disability
    • qualitative research
    Kathy Hebbeler
    SRI International


    Areas of expertise include:
    • longitudinal research
    • large scale studies
    • policy research
    • early childhood
    Jo Hendrickson
    Editor, Behavior Disorders
    University of Iowa
    Areas of expertise include:
    • social skills
    • friendship development
    • children/youth with behavior and emotional disorders
    • high risk populations
    Ken Howell
    Western Washington University
    Department of Special Education
    Areas of expertise include:
    • evaluation
    • behavior problems (functional evaluation and intervention)
    • correctional education
    Howard M. Knoff
    Project ACHIEVE
    University of South Florida

    Areas of expertise include:
    • organizational change and school reform
    • consultation and intervention processes
    • personality assessment
    • professional issues
    Krista Kutash
    Research and Training Center on Family Support and Children's Mental Health
    Florida Mental Health Institute,USF
     
    Philip J. Leaf
    Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health
    Areas of expertise include:
    • development and evaluation of prevention
    • mental health services for children
    Constance Lehman
    Teaching Research Division
    Western Oregon State University

     

     

     

     

    Areas of expertise include:
    • technical assistance to community entities, schools, juvenile justice, mental health, social services, to develop, implement, and evaluate integrated community systems of support for children and youth with emotional and behavioral problems and their families.
    • consultation to design and implement effective family service coordination for children, youth and families.
    • design and conduct interprofessional training at the inservice level within communities moving toward more integrated and coordinated systems of support for children, youth and families.
    • consultation with colleges and universities to develop interprofessional training curricula.
    • applied research that engages youth, families and community members in the process
    Suzanne M. Martin
    West Virginia University
    Areas of expertise include:
    • teaching BD adolescents
    • head SED program at WVU
    Margaret J. McLaughlin
    Institute for the Study of Exceptional Children
    University of Maryland
     
    Marjorie Montague
    University of Miami
    Areas of expertise include:
    • strategies to facilitate instruction for students at risk for developing serious emotional disturbance (SED)
    • instructional strategies for students with ADHD and behavioral/learning problems
    • social skills instruction for classroom management
    Daniel P. Morgan
    Utah State University
    Department of Special Education
    and Rehabilitation


    Areas of expertise include:
    • teaching behaviorally disordered students
    • self-management applications
    • generalization strategies
    • teacher preparation
    • substance use prevention
    • sexual harassment prevention
    Francie Murry
    University of Northern Colorado
    Areas of expertise include:
    • Native American students with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD)
    • legal issues for students with EBD
    • behavior techniques
    • enhancing social competence as it relates to emotional intelligence
    C. Michael Nelson Areas of expertise include:
    • applied behavior analysis/classroom behavior management
    • special education in correctional programs
    • integrated services for children and youth with emotional and behavioral challenges
    • behavioral consultation
    J. Ron Nelson
    Arizona State University
    Areas of expertise include:
    • school-based interventions for students with emotional and behavioral disorders
    Margo Okazawa-Rey
    School of Social Work
    San Francisco State University

    Areas of expertise include:
    • multiculturalism and multicultural education
    • qualitative research methods, including participating in active research
    • staff development
    Chris Petr
    School of Social Welfare
    University of Kansas
    Areas of expertise include:
    • development of family-centered behavior scale (FCBS) for use in training and evaluation of professional behaviors and programs
    Marleen Pugach
    Department of Curriculum and Instruction
    University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
    Areas of expertise include:
    • teacher education
    • collaboration
    • professional development of teachers
    • development schools and urban special education
    Abram Rosenblatt
    Child Services Research Group
    Department of Psychiatry
    University of California, San Francisco
    Areas of expertise include:
    • evaluation of the costs and outcomes of systems of care for youth with severe emotional problems
    • assessment of outcomes and costs designed to impact on system implementation and policy formation
    Tom Scruggs
    Purdue University
    Department of Educational Studies

     

    Areas of expertise include:
    • learning and memory of students with learning disabilities and mild mental retardation
    • inclusion
    • science education and learning disorders
    • intervention research with students with learning and behavioral disabilities
    Richard L. Simpson
    University of Kansas
    Department of Special Education
    Areas of expertise include:
    • children and youth with aggressive and violent tendencies
    • management of students with emotional & behavioral problems
    • parents/families of students with behavioral disorders
    Nirbhay N. Singh
    Medical College of Virginia

    Areas of expertise include:
    • cultural diversity
    • families
    • drug therapy
    Russ Skiba
    Institute for Child Study
    Indiana University
    Areas of expertise include:
    • school discipline
    • finance of wraparound systems of care
    Stephen W. Smith
    University of Florida,
    Department of Special Education
    Areas of expertise include:
    • research in cognitive-behavioral training to reduce violence and aggression
    • research in school-wide efforts to reduce inappropriate responses to conflict through conflict resolution and peer mediation.
    Phillip Strain
    University of Colorado at Denver
    Areas of expertise include:
    • social skill development in young children
    • prevention of aggressive behavior
    • longitudinal studies of early intervention
    George Sugai
    Behavioral Research and Teaching
    University of Oregon

    Areas of expertise include:
    • emotional and behavioral disorders
    • applied behavioral analysis
    • positive behavior support
    • school-wide management
    • social skills instruction
    • functional assessment
    • behavior and classroom management
    William W. Swan
    Educational Leadership Department
    The University of Georgia
    Areas of expertise include:
    • statewide planning for children and youth with emotional and behavioral problems (e.g., Georgia Psycheducational Network)
    • research (design, statistics)
    • program evaluation
    • leadership
    Dwight Sweeney
    Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling
    California State University, San Bernadino
    Areas of expertise include:
    • definition and assessment of emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD)
    • functional assessment and positive behavioral interventions
    • inclusion of students with EBD in general education classes
    Richard J. Whelan
    Department of Special Education
    Kansas University Medical Center
    Areas of expertise include:
    • programs for students with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD)
    • program design, management and evaluation
    • conflict resolution - due process hearings and mediation
    • applied behavior analysis
    • alternative assessments
    Bruce Wolford
    Kentucky Educational Collaborative for State Agency Children
    Eastern Kentucky University
    Areas of expertise include:
    • administration
    • professional development
    • funding of educational services for at-risk and delinquent youth
    • meeting facilitation
    • compression planning
    • job analysis curriculum development
    • evaluation and delivery
    Paula Wood
    College of Education
    Wayne State University
    Areas of expertise include:
    • the self-concept explanatory style and cognitions of African-American adolescents related to negative feedback,
    • the use of self-protective techniques to preserve self-esteem
    • cognitive behavioral techniques for teachers to help students deal more appropriately with negative feedback
    Mitchell Yell
    University of South Carolina

    Areas of expertise include:
    • special education law
    • IDEA reauthorization
    • discipline
    • CRE

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