Texas Christian University, B.S. in Elementary Education with Special Education endorsement
University of North Texas, Master of Education, Special Education
University of North Texas, Ph.D., Special Education
Classroom teaching experience in resource rooms and self-contained special education classrooms, grades 1-8. Classroom teaching experience in a short-term residential hospital setting, grades 1-12. Special education consultant for the Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit #13 for 5 years, providing training and technical assistance to general education and special education teachers. Professor at Lebanon Valley College, 17 years.
My primary research goals involve: (1) improving the behavior and academic performance of children with disabilities (especially students with Autism Spectrum Disorder and emotional/behavioral disorders) and (2) providing pre-service teachers with practical experiences which increase their abilities to successfully educate and support children with disabilities and their families. For the last 18 years, my colleagues and I have been studying the effects of aerobic exercise on behavior, academic responding, motor skills, and sleep in children and young adults on the Autism Spectrum.