Current Curriculum Vitae

 

EDUCATION

 

 

The Ohio State University                                                                                          Columbus, OH

Ph.D. in Special Education and Applied Behavior Analysis                                              May 2018

Advisor: Dr. Helen Malone, PhD

Dissertation: Teaching a Learning Strategy for Computational Mathematics to Students with Moderate to Profound Intellectual Disabilities Using Video Prompting

 

Ball State University                                                                                                          Muncie, IN

Master of Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis                                                                      May 2013

  

Indiana University                                                                                                    Bloomington, IN

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Telecommunications                                        December 1991

 

RESEARCH

 

Ball State University                                                                                                          Muncie, IN

Principal Investigator                                                                                          August 2019-Present

  • Using Matrix Training to Generalize Additional Descriptors for Tacts in Preschool Children with ASD

  • Increasing the vocal output of learners with ASD using explicit training and generalization

  • Target population of children with ASD and limited vocal repertoire

  • Utilizing single subject multiple baseline design and verbal behavior principles

 

Ball State University                                                                                                          Muncie, IN

Principal Investigator                                                                                          August 2018-Present

  • Using Video Technology to Teach Mathematics Prerequisite Skills to Learners with Moderate to Severe Intellectual Disabilities: A Review of the Literature

  • Identifying skills required to perform basic mathematics

  • Analyzing best practices in teaching prerequisite skills

  • Informing skills for use in future studies with students

 

Ball State University                                                                                                          Muncie, IN

Principal Investigator                                                                                          August 2018-Present

  • Teaching Pre-requisite Math Skills to Learners with Moderate Disabilities Using Video Modeling

  • Proposed study as a follow up to the literature review on prerequisite skills

  • Utilize single subject multiple baseline design to provide video-based instruction to participants

  • Task analyze the prerequisite skill and create videos of the task to use as the instruction for the learners

 

The Ohio State University                                                                                           Columbus, OH

Principal Investigator                                                                                      August 2017 to Present

  • Dissertation:

  • Provided instruction on the use of a number line for addition and subtraction to early math learners

  • Utilize single subject design using behavior analytic principles of prompting and task analysis

  • Learners use self-directed video prompting using a tablet to watch videos to provide instruction

 

FUNDING

 

Ball State University                                                                                                       Muncie, OH

Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders/BSU Foundation

  • Awarded August 2019

  • Project: “Using Matrix Training to Generalize Additional Descriptors for Tacts in Preschool Children with ASD”

  • $17,890 budget for materials and personnel

  • Competitive award

 

Ball State University                                                                                                       Muncie, OH

ASPiRE New Faculty Start-Up Grant

  • Awarded October 2018/Funded December 2018

  • Project: “Teaching Prerequisite Numeracy Skills for Addition to Learners with Severe Disabilities using Video Prompting”

  • $2700 competitive award for new faculty members to help establish their research agenda

  • Used for purchase of video equipment used in multiple future studies on math acquisition in learners with disabilities

 

The Ohio State University                                                                                          Columbus, OH

College of Education and Human Ecology Dissertation Fellowship             August 2017-May 2018

  • Monthly stipend plus tuition and fee waiver

  • Allowed for focus solely on dissertation research

  • Competitive award voted on by graduate committee

 

College of Education and Human Ecology Small Dissertation Grant           August 2017-May 2018

  • $500 grant to aid in completion of dissertation

  • Used to purchase a tablet and create materials for use in the study

  • Competitive award

 

PUBLICATIONS

Published

Dueker, S. A. and Cannella-Malone, H. I. (2019) Teaching Addition to Learners with Moderate Using Video Prompting. Journal of Special Education Apprenticeship. 8(2). 1-20.

 

Brock, M. E., Dueker, S. A., & Barczak, M. A. (2018). Brief Report: Improving social outcomes for students with autism at recess through peer-mediated pivotal response training. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 48(6). 2224-2230. DOI:10.1007/s10803-017-3435-3

 

Seaman, R. L., Cannella-Malone, H. I., & Brock, M. E., Dueker, S. A. (2018). Efficacy of paraprofessional-implemented video prompting to teach vocational skills to students with autism spectrum disorder. Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals. 41(2). 68-76. DOI:10.1177/2165143417708191.

 

Brock, M. E., Cannella-Malone, H. I., Seaman, R. L., Andzik, N. R., Schaefer, J. M., Page., E. J., Barczak, M., & Dueker, S. A. (2017). Findings across practitioner training studies in special education: A comprehensive review and meta-analysis. Exceptional Children. 84(1). 7-26. DOI:10.1177/0014402917698008.

 

Dueker, S., Hawk, N., Nelson, J. L., Nelson, M. J., Walterbusch, T., & Wargelin, L. A. (Eds.). Aras, A., Ayoub, S. S., Bhaktha, N., Brady, A. C., Bussell, K., Dueker, S., Hall, S., Ham, M., Hawk, N., Jenkins, B. R., Kearney, R. C., Kim, Y., Kulesza, A. E., Kuznetcova, I., Lo, M., Mayo, J. W., Mulyadin, T., Nelson, J. L., Nelson, M. J., Paulson, J. L., Rivera, M. D., Robinson, S., Shi, Y., Tiba, E., Tornwall, J., Van Jura, M. J., Walterbusch, T., Wargelin, L. A., & Zhao, K. (2017). Educational inequality in Ohio, 2016-17 (Research Methodology Center White Paper No. 1). Retrieved from https://rmc.ehe.osu.edu/files/2015/10/EHE-RMC-White-Paper-001_Educational-inequality-in-Ohio_March17.pdf

 

In Press

Brock, M. E., Dynia, J. M., Dueker, S. A., & Barczak, M. A. (2019). Teacher-Reported Priorities and Practices for Students with Autism: Measuring the Research-to-Practice Gap. Manuscript accepted for publication to Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities (7/8/19).

 

Brock, M. E., Dueker, S. A., & Barczak, M. A. (2019). Effects of Delayed Video-Based Feedback and Observing Feedback on Paraprofessional Implementation of Evidence-Based Practices for Students with Severe Disabilities. Manuscript accepted for publication in Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities. (11/4/19)

 

Cannella-Malone, H. I., Dueker, S. A., Barczak, M. A., & Brock, M. E. (2019) Teaching Academic Skills to Students with Significant Intellectual Disabilities: A Systematic Review of the Literature. Manuscript accepted for publication in the Journal of Intellectual Disabilities (11/20/19).

 

Submitted

 

Brock, M. E., Barczak, M. A., Dueker, S. A., & Seaman, R. L. (2018). Training paraprofessionals in a group context: A pilot feasibility study. Manuscript submitted for publication to Professional Development and Education.

 

In preparation

 

Dueker, S. A. and Day, J. M. (2019) Using technology to teach mathematics skills to learners with disabilities: A review of the literature. Manuscript in preparation.

 

Dueker, S. A. and Day, J. M. (2019) Teaching Pre-requisite Math Skills to Learners with Moderate Disabilities Using Video Modeling. Manuscript in preparation.

 

Dueker, S. A. and Cannella-Malone, H. I. (2018) Comparing Video Prompting Against Most-to-Least Prompting to Teach Two Personal Care Skills. Manuscript in preparation.

 

Dueker, S. A. (2018) Using Technology to Teach Academics to Students with Moderate to Profound Disabilities: A Literature Review. Manuscript in preparation.

 

Dueker, S. A. (2018) Creating Independent Learners by Fading Video Prompts: A Practitioner’s Guide. Manuscript in preparation.

 

PRESENTATIONS

 

International

 

Dueker, S. A., (September 2016). Comparing Video Prompting Against In-Vivo Prompting to Teach Two Personal Care Skills. Presentation of a research study on the use of video prompting at Association for Behaviour Analysis Australia National Conference, Melbourne, Australia.

 

National

 

Dueker, S. A. (May 2019). Teaching Addition to Learners with Moderate Using Video Prompting. Poster presentation of completed study with Q & A at the Association for Behavior Analysis International annual conference. Chicago, IL.

 

Brock, M. E., Dueker, S. A., Barczak, M. (January 2019). High-Quality, Low-Intensity Training for Paraprofessionals Supporting Students With Severe Disabilities. Presentation of completed study with Q & A at Council for Exceptional Children Annual Convention. Indianapolis, IN.

 

Brock, M. E., Dueker, S. A., Barczak, M. (February 2018). Improving Social Outcomes for Students with Autism at Recess Through Peer-Mediated Pivotal Response Training. Presentation of completed study with Q & A at Council for Exceptional Children Annual Convention. Tampa, FL.

 

Dueker, S. A. (May 2017). Comparing Video Prompting Against In-Vivo Prompting to Teach Two Personal Care Skills. Presentation of completed research as part of a symposium titled “Recent Developments of Video-Based Instruction to Staff Train and to Teach Exercise and Personal Care Skills” as the Association for Behavior Analysis International annual conference. Denver, CO.

 

Dueker, S. A., Andzik, N., Schafer, J., Seaman, R. (April 2016). Using Video Prompting to Teach Leisure Skills to Students with Significant Disabilities. Demonstration presentation on the use of video prompting at Council for Exceptional Children annual conference. St. Louis, MO.

 

Regional

 

Brock, M. E., Dueker, S. A., Barczak, M, Webster, L. (November 2018). Building Social Connections at Recess Through Peer Networks. Hands-on interactive presentation of completed study at Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI) Annual Convention. Columbus, OH.

 

Brock, M. E., Dueker, S. A., Webster, L. (November 2017). How to Promote Social Connections at Recess with Peer Networks. Hands-on interactive presentation of completed study at Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI) Annual Convention. Columbus, OH.

 

Schaefer, J., Dueker, S. A. (November 2017). Bug-in-ear as an Evidence-Based Tool for On-the-Job Training. Poster presentation of completed study at Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI) Annual Convention. Columbus, OH.

 

Seaman, R., Dueker, S. A., Page, E. J. (April 2016). Video Prompting: Implementation, Teaching, and Current Research. Demonstration presentation of the use of video prompting at Ohio Association for Behavior Analysis annual conference. Columbus, OH.

 

Dueker, S. A. (October 2012). Effects of Momentary Differential Reinforcement of Other Behavior on Rolling Behavior in a Young Man Diagnosed with Autism. Poster presentation at the Hoosier Association for Behavior Analysis annual conference. Indianapolis, IN.

 

Local

 

Dueker, S. A. (March 2018). Using Video Prompting to Teach Addition to Students with Moderate Intellectual Disabilities. Oral presentation of completed study at the Edward F. Hayes Graduate Research Forum. Columbus, OH.

 

Dueker, S. A. (February 2018). Using Video Prompting to Teach Addition to Students with Moderate Intellectual Disabilities. Oral presentation of completed study at the Ohio State University Education and Human Ecology Student Research Forum. Columbus, OH.

 

Dueker, S. A. (September 2017). Using Video Prompting to Teach Addition to Students with Moderate Intellectual Disabilities. Poster presentation of completed study at Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy (CCEC) Symposium on Children. Columbus, OH.

 

Dueker, S. A. (July 2017). Using Video Prompting to Teach Addition to Students with Moderate Intellectual Disabilities. Poster presentation of completed study at OSU Research Methodology Center’s Methods Festival. Columbus, OH.

 

Dueker, S. A. (July 2017). Using Technology to Teach Academics to Students with Moderate to Profound Disabilities: A Literature Review. Poster presentation of completed study at OSU Research Methodology Center’s Methods Festival. Columbus, OH.

 

Dueker, S. A. (February 2017). Comparing Video Prompting Against In-Vivo Prompting to Teach Two Personal Care Skills. Demonstration presentation of completed study at the Ohio State University Education and Human Ecology Student Research Forum. Columbus, OH.

 

Dueker, S. A. (February 2016). Comparison of Video Prompting Versus In-Vivo in Acquisition of Self-Care Daily Living Skills. Poster presentation of proposed study at the Ohio State University Education and Human Ecology Student Research Forum. Columbus, OH.

 

 

TEACHING

 

Ball State University                                                                                                         Muncie, IN

Content Specialist/Instructor of Record                                                        Autumn 2018 - Present

  • Applied Behavior Analysis Course SPCE609:

  • Semester-long course for graduate students on concepts related to applied behavior analysis

  • Used online format to present the class materials

  • Maintained records as specified by university requirements

  • Aided in conversion of course materials from Blackboard to Canvas for the spring semester

 

The Ohio State University                                                                                          Columbus, OH

Instructor of Record                                                                                                      Summer 2018

  • Special education course 8921:

  • Semester-long course for graduate students on ethical considerations in special education and applied behavior analysis

  • Created and used hybrid online format to present the class materials

  • Maintained records as specified by university requirements

 

The Ohio State University                                                                                          Columbus, OH

Instructor of Record                                                                                                      Autumn 2017

  • Special education course 5736:

  • Semester-long course for both graduate and undergraduate students

  • Material included creation of Individualized Education Programs and assessment

  • Utilized active responding in combination with lecture to guide students learning

  • Maintained records as specified by university requirements

 

The Ohio State University                                                                                                   Lima, OH

Instructor of Record                                                                                                      Summer 2017

  • Special education course 5742:

  • Summer-long semester course on applied behavior analysis for use in classrooms

  • Semester-long course for both graduate and undergraduate students

  • Adapted syllabus for compressed summer format

  • Included the use of discussion boards to increase student engagement with materials

  • Maintained records as specified by university requirements

 

Ohio State University                                                                                                  Columbus, OH

Student Teacher Supervisor                                                                             August 2015-May 2016

  • Provide guidance and monitoring for special education undergraduate student teachers

  • Collaborate with mentor teachers to determine target skills in need of additional training

  • Observed teaching sessions and provided feedback based on existing scoring rubric

 

The Ohio State University                                                                                          Columbus, OH

Graduate Teaching Assistant                                                                                            Spring 2016

  • Special education course 5737:

  • Spring semester course on behavioral methods of instruction in classrooms

  • Graded assignments and aided students

 

The Ohio State University                                                                                          Columbus, OH

Graduate Teaching Assistant                                                                                            Spring 2016

  • Special education course 5738:

  • Spring semester course on behavioral methods of instruction in classrooms

  • Graded assignments and aided students

 

The Ohio State University                                                                                          Columbus, OH

Guest Lecturer                                                                                                               February 2017

  • Special education course 5742:

  • Single lecture on functions of behavior, analysis of behavior, and strategies for behavior change

 

Guest Lecturer                                                                                                                   March 2016

  • Special education course:

  • Single lecture on instruction for personal and daily living skills and health needs

 

Guest Lecturer                                                                                                            November 2015

  • Special education course:

  • Single lecture on graphing conventions and functional analysis of behavior

 

Guest Lecturer                                                                                                            November 2015

  • Special education course:

  • Single lecture on use of group contingencies in classrooms

 

 

 

SERVICE

 

Director of Doctoral Program                                                                                          Muncie, IN

Special Education                                                                                                 July 2019 to Present

  • Point of contact for potential candidates for Ball State EdD program in Special Education

  • Chair of Doctoral Program committee

  • Organize and facilitate interviews of potential candidates

  • Advise newly admitted students until a dissertation chair has been appointed

 

Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities                                                

Journal Article Reviewer                                                                    September 2019 to October 2019

  • Invited guest reviewer for submitted article for the journal

 

Department of Special Education Committees                                                                Muncie, IN

Doctoral Studies Committee - Chair                                                          September 2019 to Present

  • Lead the committee that reviews doctoral applications and provides input into doctoral program policies and procedures

 

Personnel Selection Committee                                                                 September 2019 to Present

  • Provide input on hiring decisions for the department

 

Tucker Grant Committee                                                                        September 2018 to May 2019

  • Review submissions for both research and travel grants for Ball State students

 

Ad Hoc Diversity Committee                                                                     October 2018 to May 2019

  • Working with other committee members to draft a diversity statement for the department based on both university policy and statements from similar institutions

 

Ad Hoc ASL Contract Faculty Search Committee                       November 2018 to December 2018

  • Reviewed applications, interviewed candidates, and aided in recommending a hire for an open contract faculty position

 

Muncie Community Schools Volunteer                                                                     August 23, 2018

  • Provided support to school staff during a Back-To-School event for North View Elementary school.

 

American Educational Research Association (AERA)                                              

Conference Proposal Reviewer                                                                July 2018 to September 2019

  • Review submissions for Division C – Learning and Instruction/Division C - Section 1c: Mathematics for the 2020 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) to be held in San Francisco, CA

  • Review submissions for Division B - Curriculum Studies/Division B - Section 4: Policies and Politics (The Webbings of Curriculum) for the 2019 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) to be held in Toronto, ON

  • Provide feedback for all assigned proposals

  • Meet all deadlines for reviews to allow enough time for submitters to be notified

 

Higher Education Consortium for Special Education (HECSE)                              Columbus, OH

Doctoral Student Representative                                                                 January 2017 to May 2018

  • Disseminate information relevant to special education to parties inside and outside the university

  • Participate in lobbying and related activities to further the messaging of the organization

  • Attend annual meeting in Washington, DC for lobbying efforts related to special education

  • Selected as one of ten doctoral students to attend seminar in Washington DC

 

Graduate Studies Committee Member                                                                       Columbus, OH

Student Representative                                                                           September 2016 to May 2018

  • Sole student representative to the committee to oversee and administer the graduate degree programs for education

  • Act as liaison between the Graduate School and the Graduate Faculty members in the program

  • Approve departmental program changes and petitions from students with full voting rights                    

Education and Human Ecology Research Forum                                                    Columbus, OH

Project Reviewer                                                                                              November 2015, 2017

  • Review and rate graduate student submissions to the EHE Research Forum

  • Provide constructive feedback on submission to promote improvement

 

Center for Sexual Education National Conference                                             New Brunswick, NJ

Project Reviewer                                                                                                                   May 2015

  • Review and rate presentation proposals for 2015 national conference

  • Utilized rubric to evaluate quality of presentations

 

 

FIELD EXPERIENCE

 

Ball State University                                                                                                         Muncie, IN

Assistant Professor, Tenure Track                                                                     August 2018-Present

  • Primary responsibilities include teaching courses related to applied behavior analysis (ABA) primarily via distance education

  • Engaging in scholarly activities including research

  • Program evaluation

  • Grant writing

  • Serving on doctoral committees

  • Providing service to the university and community

 

Autism Center for Enrichment                                                                                   Greenfield, IN

Consulting Behavior Analyst                                                                                April 2019-Present

  • Create and oversee treatment plans for learners with varying levels of developmental disabilities

  • Provide consultation services for up to three clients

  • Provide consultation services for schools

  • Train staff on behavior analytic techniques

 

Partnership for Behavior Change                                                                               South Bend, IN

Senior Behavior Analyst                                                                                November 2014-Present

  • Create treatment plans for learners with varying levels of developmental disabilities

  • Maintain client load of up to four and clients

  • Provide consultation services for clients and schools

  • Oversee implementation of the treatment plans by behavior technicians

  • Train staff on behavior analytic techniques

 

Behavior Analysis Center for Autism                                                                                Elkhart, IN

Clinical Director                                                                                         June 2011-November 2014

  • Oversaw clinical operations for a clinic with 15 to 20 clients diagnosed with autism and other developmental disabilities

  • Responsible for personnel and operations decision making

  • Provided consultation services to behavior analysts and therapists

  • Trained staff on behavior analytic techniques

  • Presented seminars for parents and community organizations on disabilities and behavior analysis

  • Conducted assessments for new clients and reassessments for current clients

 

 

AWARDS

 

The Ohio State University                                                                                          Columbus, OH

William E. Loadman Dissertation Award                                                                               April 2019

  • Recipient of the distinguished dissertation award for Special Education for 2018

 

Thomas and Evelyn Stephens Scholarship in Special Education                            August 2017-May 2018

  • Sole recipient of $2200 award

  • Scholarship for a graduate student planning on career in special education programs

 

Cooper, Heron, and Heward Educational Scholarship                                           August 2016-May 2017

  • Sole recipient of $1500 award

  • Scholarship for doctoral student in special education/applied behavior analysis program

 

Marilyn Ruth Hathaway Educational Scholarship                                                 August 2015-May 2016

  • One of 10 recipients of $750 award

  • Scholarship for students preparing to become teachers

 

 

HONORS

 

Council for Exceptional Children, Division of Research Doctoral Student Scholar                   2017-2018

  • One of ten doctoral students selected from international nominations by the Division of Research Committee.

 

Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies, Student Fellow                                                       2016-2018

  • Nominated position that provided opportunities to interact with and learn from figures in the field of behavior analysis

  • Conducted projects for the center to improve the website and connect with trustees

 

CERTIFICATIONS

 

Board Certified Behavior Analyst, 2014 (1-14-16045)

R.E.A.C.H. Suicide Gatekeeper

 

AFFILIATIONS

 

American Educational Research Association, Member                                                    2018 to Present

 

Association of Professional Behavior Analysts, Member                                                 2018 to Present

 

Association for Behaviour Analysis Australia (ABAA), Member                                      2016 to Present

 

Hoosier Association for Behavior Analysis (HABA), Member                                          2012 to Present

 

Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), Member                                                         2015 to Present

  • Division of Research

  • Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities

  • Innovations in Special Education Technology Division

 

Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI), Member                                   2015 to Present

  • Dissemination Special Interest Group

  • Verbal Behavior Special Interest Group

 

Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies, Distinguished Scholar                                         2016 to 2018

 

Ohio Association for Behavior Analysis (OHABA), Member                                                   2015 to 2018

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