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Educational Psychology
250 Education Sciences Bldg
56 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Voice: 612-624-6083

Special Education
250 Education Sciences Bldg
56 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN
55455-0364 USA

Tel: 612-626-0367
Fax: 612-624-8241
sped-adm@umn.edu

Core faculty

Hupp

Susan C. Hupp
professor
346 Education Sciences Building
612-624-1003 shupp@umn.edu
Focus: moderate-severe disabilities, research on teacher training 
Video of Susan
Vita [.pdf]
Courses:

  • Education of Multihandicapped Learners with Sensory Impairments
  • Foundations of Special Education I
  • Seminar: Developmental Disabilities and Instructional Management

Asha Jitendra

Asha Jitendra
professor
245 Education Sciences Building
612-626-7116 jiten001@umn.edu

Focus: mild cognitive and academic disabilities

Research projects:  Enhancing the Mathematical Problem Solving Performance of Sixth Grade Students Using Schema-based Instruction, Improving Problem-Solving Performance of Students with Mathematics Difficulties, Project MARS

Video of Asha

Vita [.pdf]

Asha Jitendra

LeAnne Johnson
assistant professor
243 Education Sciences Building
612-626-3457 chaf0032@umn.edu
Focus: early childhood special education, social-emotional development, and young children with autism
Research projects:  Clinical trial of intervention model for Advancing Social Communication and Play (ASAP) for Preschoolers with Autism, Evaluation of statewide scale up of the pyramid model for social emotional interventions for young children, Evaluation of Comprehensive Treatment Models for Preschoolers with Autism (TEACCH and LEAP), Center for Personalized Prevention Research, and the Early Childhood Behavior Project
Courses:

  • Family-centered Services
  • Education of Infants, Toddlers, and Preschool Children with Disabilities: Introduction
  • Education of Preschool Children with Disabilities: Methods and Materials
  • Education of Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities: Methods and Materials
  • Student Teaching in Early Childhood Special Education Settings for Children Aged Three to Five Years
  • Student Teaching in Early Childhood Special Education for Children Aged birth to Three Years.

Jennifer McComas

Jennifer McComas
professor
347 Education Sciences Building
612-624-5854 jmccomas@umn.edu

Focus: school-based functional assessment and treatment of academic and behavior difficulties, translation of the influence of basic principles of learning and behavior to applied situations and problems, the influence of cultural variables on learning and behavior

Research projects: Self-injurious behavior, Accelerating Reading Proficiency of High Need Learners, The influence of instructional and cultural variables on student outcomes in school, The use of a stimulus equivalence paradigm to teach young children math in English, Ojibwe, and Dakota, Path to Reading Excellence in School Sites

Video of Jennifer

Vita [.pdf]

Courses:

  • Principles of Learning and Behavior
  • Functional Behavior Analysis: Principles and Procedures
  • Behavior Analysis and Classroom Management

Scott R. McConnell

Scott R. McConnell
professor
351 Education Sciences Building
612-624-6365 smcconne@umn.edu

Focus: behavioral assessment and intervention, early interventions

Research projects: Center on Response to Intervention in Early Childhood (CRTIEC), Research Institute for Problem Solving, Center for Early Education and Development, Research Institute on Progress Monitoring (RIPM), Creating Scientific Infrastructure for Promise Neighborhoods"

Video of Scott

Vita [.pdf]

Courses:

  • Education of Infants, Toddlers, and Preschool Children with Disabilities: Introduction
  • Special Topics: Early Literacy Development, Assessment & Intervention

Kristen McMaster

Kristen McMaster
associate professor
350A Education Sciences Building
612-624-1859 mcmas004@umn.edu

Focus: mild cognitive and academic disabilities

Research projects: Reading Comprehension Lab (link to: http://www.cehd.umn.edu/EdPsych/readinglab/), Research Institute for Problem Solving, Evaluating Peer-Assisted Learning Strategies, Improving comprehension of struggling readers, Research Institute on Progress Monitoring (RIPM)
Video of Kristen
Vita [.pdf]

Courses:

  • Doctoral Core Seminar: Special Education I
  • Specialized Interventions for Students with Disabilities in Reading and Written Language

Susan Rose

Susan Rose
associate professor
245 Education Sciences Building
612-624-6387 srose@umn.edu

Focus: deaf/hard of hearing

Research projects: Professional Rural Education Program, Creating an ASL curriculum based assessment portfolio, Research Institute for Problem Solving, Research Institute on Progress Monitoring (RIPM), AVE: ASL, avenue: DHH/p>

Vita [.pdf]

Courses:

  • Language Development and Programming for Deaf/Hard of Hearing Children

Joe Reichle

Joe Reichle
professor
241 Education Sciences Building
and

Speech Language Hearing Sciences
115 Shevlin Hall

612-625-6542 reich001@umn.edu

Focus: autism and severe disabilities

Research projects: Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities, A Clinical Trial with 3-5 yr old Preschoolers with ASD: a Comparison of Two Curricula (TEACCH & LEAP), Establishing Communicative Alternatives to Challenging Behavior, Early Childhood Behavior Project, Establishing Communicative Alternatives to Challenging Behavior

Video of Joe

Vita [.pdf]

Frank Symons

Frank Symons
associate professor
345 Education Sciences Building
612-626-8697 symon007@umn.edu

Focus: severe and behavioral disorders, pain, observational research methods

Research projects: Behavioral Analysis of Self-injury and Pain, Observational Methods Lab, Functional Assessment of Self-injury, Pain and Biomarkers in Developmental Disabilities, Prevention Science in Children’s Mental Health

Vita [.pdf]

Courses:

  • Single Case Designs in Intervention Research
  • Research in Special Education
  • Special Topics: Observational Research Methods
  • Special Topics: Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

 

Emeriti faculty

  • Marie Knowlton
  • Maynard Reynolds
  • John Rynders
  • Jim Turnure
  • Frank B. Wilderson
  • Frank Wood


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