Stephanie Cawthon • Professor
Stephanie Cawthon has established the National Disability Center for Student Success that supports disabled student experiences and achievement after high school at the University of Texas at Austin. Funded by a $5 million grant from a division of the U.S. Department of Education, the center will provide new research measurements and practical strategies to help colleges, universities and training centers build their capacity to support millions of students, with the goal to improve inclusion of disabled students in higher education programs, boost degree completion efforts and increase readiness for the workforce.
Kizzy Albritton • Associate Professor
Monica Romero • Assistant Professor
Faculty members Kizzy Albritton and Monica Romero, in partnership with colleagues at The University of Massachusetts Boston and Kent State University, have developed a doctoral training program titled “Cultivating Interdisciplinary and Responsive Cultural Research, Practice, and Policy Leaders in Early Childhood Professions.” Project CIRCLE focuses on preparing future leaders in early intervention, early childhood special education and school psychology by providing scholars with financial and academic support, field-based experiences and mentorship. The program is funded by a grant from the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services in the U.S. Department of Education.
Tessa Arsenault • Doctoral Student
Tessa Arsenault has been invited to join the 16th cohort of the Council for Exceptional Children’s Division for Research Doctoral Student Scholars (DRDSS) through an internationally competitive selection process. As a member of the cohort, Arsenault will attend a seminar series that will introduce her to the special education research community and teach her how to navigate the challenges in cultivating high-quality research.