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Mary Murray, Ed.D.

Position: Interim Director of School of Intervention Services, Associate Dean for Student Services and Teacher Education
Phone: 419-372-7288
Email: mmurray@bgsu.edu
Address: 444 Education

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Brenda Joy

Position: Sr. Secretary
Phone: 419-372-7259
Email: bljoy@bgsu.edu
Address: 451 Education

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Kristi Borcherdt, M.Ed.

Position: Instructor
Phone: 419-372-7280
Email: kborche@bgsu.edu
Address: 422 Education

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Kimberly A. Christensen, M.Ed.

Position: Sr. Lecturer
Phone: 419-372-7299
Email: kchris@bgsu.edu
Address: 403 Education

Education
B.S. Bowling Green State University
M.Ed. Bowling Green State University

Research Interests
Assessment & Program Planning for Young children with Multiple, Intensive Disabilities, Birth to Three Programs, Advocacy & Partnering with Families
Children with Dual Sensory ImpairmentsCommunication and Assistive Technology for Children with Multiple, Intensive Disabilities

Courses Taught
Undergraduate: Young Children with Disabilities: Risk Factors & Disabilities; Implementing Inclusive Environments; Consultation & Collaboration

Graduate: Disability and Risk Factors in Young Children; Technology for Infants/Toddlers/Young Children with Special Needs; Assessment & Intervention Strategies for Infants/Toddlers and Young Children (course & practicum); Nonverbal Communication Strategies and Interventions with Young Children; Direct Service to Infants and Toddlers with Special Needs – Practicum; Direct Service to Primary Children with Special Needs - Practicum

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Lessie L. Cochran, Ph.D.

Position: Associate Professor
Phone: 419-372-7298
Email: llcochr@bgsu.edu
Address: 411 Education

Education
Ph.D. The Ohio State University
M.Ed. Bowling Green State University
B.S. School Kent State University

Research Interests
Research Interests Autism Spectrum Disorders, Multicultural Issues, Diversity, Special Populations, Effects of Prenatal Alcohol/Drug Exposure, Reading Strategies for Students with Disabilities

Courses Taught
Undergraduate: Teaching Students with Special Needs in General Education Classes; Teaching Students with Mental Retardation

Graduate: Classroom and Behavior Management; Advanced and Applied Behavior Management; Qualitative Approaches to Classroom Inquiry; Clinical Reading Assessment

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David D. Hampton, Ph.D.

Position: Assistant Professor
Phone: 419-372-6924
Email: hamptod@bgsu.edu
Address: 427 Education

Education
BA-Columbia College, Columbia, Missouri-Secondary Education, Social Studies
MA-University of Missouri-Special Education-Learning Disabilities
PhD-University of Missouri-Special Education-Learning Disabilities

Research Interests
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 Curriculum-Based Measurement-Screening & Progress Monitoring  (particularly in Mathematics)
- Examining and validating formative assessment practices for teacher’s use in instructional decision-making
- Response to Intervention (RTI)-Tier 2 interventions and assessment practices
- Applications of Hierarchical Linear Modeling (HLM) in longitudinal analysis  of formative assessment

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Lisa Handyside, Ph.D

Position: Associate Professor
Phone: 419-372-7286
Email: dmlisa@bgsu.edu
Address: 426 Education

Education
Ph.D. Michigan State University
M.A. Kent State University
B.A. Cleveland State University

Research Interests
Literacy instruction for deaf students, reading comprehension, and vocabulary instruction

Courses Taught
Curriculum Design for Students who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing; Speech Production, Instruction, and Speech reading for Students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing; Practicum with Students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing

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Susan Norris Huss, Ph.D.

Position: Associate Professor
Phone: 419-372-7312
Email: shuss@bgsu.edu
Address: 425 Education

Education
Ph.D. University of Toledo
MA The Ohio State University
B. Ed. Ohio University

Research Interests
School counseling reform (using data to change programs to lead to academic success of all students), legal and ethical issues in counseling, working with GLBT student in the school setting and grief counseling with minors.

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Brittany Joseph, M.Ed.

Position: Cohort Coordinator
Phone: 419-372-0253
Email: bjoseph@bgsu.edu
Address: 412 Education

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Starr Keyes Ph.D.

Position: Assistant Professor
Phone: 419-372-7296
Email: skeyes@bgsu.edu
Address: 414 Education

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Kelly Kozlowski, Ph.D.

Position: Assistant Professor
Phone: 419-372-9848
Email: kkozlow@bgsu.edu
Address: 430 Education

Education:
B.S., Secondary Science Education – Montana State University, Bozeman
M.S., Counseling and Development – Texas Woman’s University, Denton
Ph.D., Counselor Education and Supervision – Texas A&M, Commerce

Research Interests:
In brief I am interested in supervision and development of school counselors. In particular I am interested in furthering the findings of Skovholt and Ronnestad (1993) with counselors and psychologist to understand the development of school counselors into seminal practitioners in the field. What are the factors that lead to great school counselors as well as what factors create an identity of a counselor in an educational setting, with all the skills and theory of a opposed to an educator in an educational setting.  To this ends I am interested in the efficacy of school counselors on campus, including how school counselors can lend their skills to creating rigorous and relevant curriculum that threads together social and emotional needs along side the academic needs of schools.

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Mariana Mereoiu, Ph.D.

Position: Assistant Professor
Phone: 419-372-7300
Email: mmereoi@bgsu.edu
Address: 434 Education

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Trinka Messenheimer, Ed. D.

Position: Associate Professor
Phone: 419-372-7395
Email: trinka@bgsu.edu
Address: 443 Education

Education
Ed.D. University of Cincinnati
M.Ed. Kent State University
B.S. Kent State University

Research Interests
Literacy, Writing, Literacy Histories/Identities

Courses Taught
Undergraduate: EDIS 4120, 4310, 4360, 4640, 4650

Graduate: EDIS 5120

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William F. Morrison, Ed. D.

Position: Associate Professor
Phone: 419-372-7281
Email: fmorris@bgsu.edu
Address: 419 Education

Education
Ed.D. University of Northern Colorado
M.A. Appalachian State University
B.S. Appalachian State University

Research Interests
- Issues related to identification and service delivery for students with disabilities who exhibit 
  gifted and talented behaviors
- The infusion of technology into teacher education to specifically help students with disabilities
- The use of non-fiction literature in the education of pre-service teacher

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Jeanne Novak, Ph. D.

Position: Associate Professor
Phone: 419-372-6826
Email: jnovak@bgsu.edu
Address: 413 Education

Education
Ph.D. Indiana University, Bloomington
B.A. Ohio Northern University

Research Interests
Transition of youth with disabilities from school to adult life
Supported employment for persons with significant disabilities
Personnel preparation in special education and rehabilitation
Application of social psychological theory to issues of community inclusion

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Thomas Reuss, M.Ed.

Position: Instructor
Phone: 419-372-7258
Email: treuss@bgsu.edu
Address: 424 Education

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Judy VandenBroek, M.Ed.

Position: Lecturer
Phone: 419-372-7304
Email: vjudy@bgsu.edu
Address: 405A Education

Education
B.S. Bowling Green State University
M.Ed.Bowling Green State University

Research Interests
Literature Strategies in the Inclusive Classroom Service learning

Courses Taught
Undergraduate: Introduction to Education, Math Instruction & Assessment, Consultation & Collaboration, Content Reading, Teaching Students with Special Needs

Graduate: Math Instruction & Assessment, Consultation & Collaboration, Teaching Students With Special Needs

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Brooks Vostal, Ph.D.

Position: Assistant Professor
Phone: 419-372-7278
Email: bvostal@bgsu.edu
Address: 418 Education

Education
Ph.D. The Pennsylvania State University (Special Education)
M.S. Miami University (School Psychology)
B.A. University of Illinois (Teaching of English)

Research Interests
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Academic Interventions for Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities
-Strategy Instruction in Teacher Preparation
-Instructional Delivery and Decision-Making

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Cathy S. Wagner

Position: Sr. Administrative Secretary
Phone: 419-372-7358
Email: cwagner@bgsu.edu
Address: 449 Education