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Special Education Research Area:

The education of students with special needs in a way that addresses the students' individual differences and needs

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Lindsay Athamanah, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

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Andresa De Souza, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Dr. De Souza received a B.S. in Psychology from State University of Londrina in Brazil, an M.S. in Behavior Analysis and Therapy from Southern Illinois University Carbondale under the supervision of Dr. Ruth Anne Rehfeldt, and a Ph.D. in Applied Behavior Analysis from the University of Nebraska Medical Center under the supervision of Dr. Wayne Fisher. She completed her Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Marcus Autism Center and Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. During the course of her studies, Dr. De Souza gained valuable experience in early-intervention applications for children with autism, the assessment and treatment of severe problem behavior, and autism diagnosis. She has provided supervision for behav...
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Erin Michelle McClure, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Dr. McClure is an Assistant Professor of School Psychology in the College of Education's Department of Education Sciences and Professional Programs. She is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) and a licensed psychologist in Louisiana and Missouri. Dr. McClure completed her Ph.D. in school psychology from the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio and her internship at the Louisiana School Psychology Internship Consortium (LAS-PIC) in New Orleans, Louisiana. Her research interests include: the provision of mental health services to minoritized students in schools, assessment and intervention for culturally and linguistically diverse students, school psychology training,...
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April Regester, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

April Regester received her Ph.D. In Special Education, Disabilities & Risk Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2009. She also holds a M.A. In Special Education, and a Preliminary Education Specialist Credential for students with moderate to severe disabilities.