Dr. Clemens' research and teaching focuses on improving instruction and intervention for students with reading difficulties or dyslexia in preschool through adolescence. More specifically, his work is aimed at improving teachers' use of assessment data to better understand their students' progress, and to help them align and individualize evidence-based interventions with their students' unique learning needs in order to promote stronger outcomes. Dr. Clemens is also interested in research that seeks to better understand interventions and key practices that are effective for students with the most intensive learning difficulties.
Dr. Clemens joined the Department of Special Education in 2016. Prior to arriving at The University of Texas, he was an assistant professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at Texas A&M University. He received his Ph.D. in school psychology from Lehigh University in 2009.