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Daunic, Ann



Scholar Emeritus
Ann Daunic
School of Special Education, School Psychology and Early Childhood Studies
College of Education
University of Florida
233 Norman Hall
PO Box 117050
Gainesville FL 32611

352-359-1871
Fax: 352-392-2655
adaunic@coe.ufl.edu

Research Biography

For the past 18 years, my research has focused on cognitive-behavioral approaches to the prevention of emotional and behavioral disorders, with a current focus on strengthening executive function and language based self-regulation. I have served as Co-Principal Investigator and project director of numerous federally funded grants and was Principal Investigator of a research and development grant from the Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Special Education Research, to develop and evaluate a social-emotional learning and literacy intervention for primary grade students at risk for developing emotional and behavioral disorders. I was also most recently Co-PI of an IES funded grant to develop a theoretically based curriculum to improve self-regulatory functions of middle school students with EBD. Related research interests have focused on social problem solving and conflict resolution and the relation between language and behavior in young children. Doctoral work in experimental psychology, an abiding interest in human behavior, academic counseling experience at the high school and college levels, and a dissertation focus on culturally responsive teaching have all contributed to my continued investment in research that is relevant to improving the lives of children at risk.

Degrees

• Ph.D., University of Florida, 1996, Special Education
• M.A. University of Central Florida, 1993, Exceptional Child Education
• M.S. Tufts University, 1970, Psychology
• B.A. Ohio Wesleyan University, 1967, Psychology

Key Professional Appointments

Scholar, University of Florida, Department of Special Education, 2014-2015

Associate Scholar, University of Florida, Department of Special Education, 2008-2014

Assistant Scholar and Project Director, University of Florida, Department of Special Education, 1997-2008

Grants

Development of I Control: An executive function based intervention to foster self-regulation and improve social/emotional outcomes for middle school students with emotional & behavioral disorders (co-principal investigator, with Dr. Stephen W. Smith). Submitted to the US Office of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Special Education Research (Goal 2 under Social and Behavioral Outcomes to Support Learning), August, 2011 to July, 2014, $1,486,323.

Development of a Social-Emotional Learning Curriculum for Children At Risk for Emotional or Behavioral Disorders (principal investigator, with Drs. Nancy Corbett & Stephen W. Smith). Submitted to the Institute for Education Sciences National Center for Special Education Research (Goal 2 under Social and Behavioral Outcomes to Support Learning), May, 2010 to April, 2013, $1,494,228.

Social-Emotional Learning through Literacy (principal investigator, with Drs. Nancy Corbett & Stephen Smith). Submitted to the University of Florida Division of Sponsored Research (Opportunity Fund), August, 2009 to July, 2011, $80,000.

Universal Cognitive-Behavioral Intervention for Elementary Students to Reduce Disruptive/Aggressive Behavior (co-principal investigator, with Dr. Stephen W. Smith). 2006-2010, Submitted to the Institute for Education Sciences (Goal 3 under Serious Behavior Disorders), $1,625,469. Functions of Prosocial Behaviors in Children with Autism (co-investigator, with Dr. Maureen Conroy). 2006-2008, Submitted to the National Institutes of Health (NICHD Small Grant Program), $50,000.

Selected Publications

Smith, S. W., Daunic, A. P., Aydin, B., Van Loan, C. L., Barber, B. R., Taylor, G. G. (accepted pending revisions). Effect of Tools for Getting Along on student risk for emotional and behavioral problems in upper elementary classrooms: A replication study. School Psychology Review.

Smith, S. W., Cumming, M., Merrill, K., & Daunic, A.P. (in press). Self-regulation of students with behavior Problems: Essential instructional components. Beyond Behavior.

Smith, S. W., Daunic, A. P., Barber, B. R., Aydin, B., Garvan, C. W., Van Loan, C. L., & Taylor, G. G. (2014). Preventing risk for significant behavior problems through a cognitive-behavioral intervention: Effects of the Tools for Getting Along curriculum at one year follow up. Journal of Primary Prevention, 35, 371-387.

Peters, C. D., Kranzler, J., Algina, J., Smith, S. W., & Daunic, A. P. (2014). Understanding disproportionate representation in special education by examining group differences in behavior ratings. Psychology in the Schools, 51(5), 452-465.

Daunic, A. P., Corbett, N. L., Smith, S. W., Barnes, T., Santiago-Poventud, L., Chalfant, P., Pitts, D., & Gleaton, J. (2013). Integrating Social-Emotional Learning with Literacy Instruction: An Intervention for Children at Risk for Emotional and Behavioral Disorders. Behavioral Disorders, 39(1), 43-51.

Daunic, A. P., Smith, S. W., Garvan, C. W., Barber, B. R., Becker, M. K., Peters, C. D., Taylor, G. G., Van Loan, C. L., Li, W., & Naranjo, A. H. (2012). Reducing developmental risk for emotional/behavioral problems: A randomized controlled trial examining the Tools for Getting Along curriculum. Journal of School Psychology. 50, 149-166.

Peters, C. D., Algina, J., Smith, S. W., & Daunic, A. P. (2012). Factorial validity of the Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function (BRIEF) Teacher Form. Child Neuropsychology, 18(2), 168-181.

Books & Book Chapters

Smith, S. W., Taylor, G. G., Barnes, T., & Daunic, A. P. (2012). Cognitive-behavioral interventions to prevent aggression of students with emotional and behavioral disorders. In B. G. Cook, M. Tankersley, & T. J. Landrum (Eds.), Advances in Learning and Behavioral Disabilities, Volume 25, (pp. 47-70). Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing.

Algozzine, R., Daunic, A. P., & Smith, S. W. (Eds.) (2010). Preventing Problem Behaviors (2nd edition), Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.
Smith, S. W., & Daunic, A. P. (2010). Cognitive-behavioral interventions in school settings. In B. Algozzine, A. P. Daunic, & S. W. Smith (Eds.) Preventing Problem Behaviors (2nd edition, pp. 3-12), Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

Smith, S. W., & Daunic, A. P. (2010). Cognitive-behavioral interventions in school settings. In B. Algozzine, A. P. Daunic, & S. W. Smith (Eds.) Preventing Problem Behaviors (2nd edition, pp. 3-12), Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

Daunic, A. P., & Smith, S. W. (2010). Conflict resolution, peer mediation, and bullying prevention. In B. Algozzine, A. P. Daunic, & S. W. Smith (Eds.) Preventing Problem Behaviors (2nd edition, pp. 3-12), Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

Daunic, A. P., Smith, S. W., & Algozzine, B. (2010). Building and sustaining effective prevention practices. In B. Algozzine, A. P. Daunic, & S. W. Smith (Eds.) Preventing Problem Behaviors (2nd edition, pp. 3-12), Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

Algozzine, B., Daunic, A. P., & Smith, S. W. (2010). Prevention science and practice. In B. Algozzine, A. P. Daunic, & S. W. Smith (Eds.) Preventing Problem Behaviors (2nd edition, pp. 3-12), Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

Selected Links

https://education.ufl.edu/cognitive-behavioral-research-group/