College of Education
School of Special Education, School Psychology, and Early Childhood Studies (SSESPECS)
Funded Projects
Project Title: Development and Evaluation of Tools for Families (TFF): An Intervention to Promote Family Engagement in Embedded Instruction in Early Learning
Principal Investigator: Crystal Bishop (AZCEECS)
Co-PI(s): Patricia Snyder
Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Education/IES
Project Period: 7/1/2020– 6/30/2023
Award Amount: $1,399,999
Project Title: Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support: Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (PBIS-MTSS)
Principal Investigator: Ashley MacSuga-Gage
Co-PI(s): N/A
Funding Agency: University of South Florida (Subcontract – Florida Department of Education Flow Through)
Project Period: 12/1/2019 – 8/31/2020
Award Amount: $50,000
Project Title: University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, Education, Research, and Service
Principal Investigator: Ashley MacSuga-Gage
Co-PI(s): N/A
Funding Agency: University of South Florida (Subcontract – DHHS Flow Through)
Project Period: 9/1/2019 – 11/30/2020
Award Amount: $11,817
Project Title: James Patterson Literacy Challenge Phase 2: Advancing the Trajectory of Reading Proficiency
Principal Investigator: Holly Lane
Co-PI(s): Philip Poekert (Lastinger Center for Learning), Paige Pullen
Funding Agency: UF Foundation (James Patterson Foundation Flow Through)
Project Period: 7/1/2020 – 6/30/2023
Award Amount: $4,500,000
Project Title: Cognitive Profiles of Children and Youth Identified with Specific Learning Disabilities in a Response-to-Intervention Model
Principal Investigator: John Kranzler
Co-PI(s): Kathrin Maki
Funding Agency: Texas Woman’s University
Project Period: 9/1/2019 – 8/31/2020
Award Amount: $13,922
Project Title: The Impact of a Dialogic Reading Intervention on Low Income Preschool Children’s Knowledge of Emotional Vocabulary and Emotion Causes
Principal Investigator: Tina Smith-Bonahue
Co-PI(s): Kristen Kemple, Anne Corinne Manley (SHDOSE), Sondra Smith (SHDOSE)
Funding Agency: UF Foundation (Subcontract – Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood Flow Through)
Project Period: 8/15/2019 – 8/14/2020
Award Amount: $35,674
Project Title: Literacy Matrix Professional Development
Principal Investigator: Philip Poekert (Lastinger Center for Learning)
Co-PI(s): Paige Pullen
Funding Agency: Florida Department of Education
Project Period: 10/1/2019 – 6/30/2020
Award Amount: $500,000
Project Title: Charleston Comprehensive Literacy Initiative Part 3
Principal Investigator: Philip Poekert (Lastinger Center for Learning)
Co-PI(s): Paige Pullen
Funding Agency: Charleston County School District
Project Period: 7/1/2019 – 6/30/2020
Award Amount: $350,000
Project Title: Trident United Way Reading by Third CCSD
Principal Investigator: Paige Pullen
Co-PI(s): N/A
Funding Agency: Trident United Way
Project Period: 8/1/2019 – 5/31/2020
Award Amount: $18,750
Project Title: Enhancing Violence Prevention through Multilevel School-Based Racial/Ethnic Discrimination Intervention
Principal Investigator: Joni Splett
Co-PI(s): N/A
Funding Agency: Medical University of South Carolina (Subcontract – NIH Flow Through)
Project Period: 5/23/2019 – 1/31/2024
Award Amount: $572,666
Project Title: Project Integrate: Integrating School-Wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports and School Mental Health Services Using the Interconnected Systems Framework
Principal Investigator: Nicholas Gage
Co-PI(s): Ashley MacSuga-Gage, Joni Splett
Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Education/OSEP
Project Period: 11/1/2019 – 10/31/2024
Award Amount: $1,150,369
Project Title: Working with the Experts 2019-2020
Principal Investigator: Alice Kay Emery
Co-PI(s): N/A
Funding Agency: Florida Department of Education
Project Period: 8/1/2019 – 7/31/2020
Award Amount: $250,328
Project Title: Embedded Instruction California Year 5
Principal Investigator: Patricia Snyder
Co-PI(s): N/A
Funding Agency: Napa County (Subcontract – California Department of Education Flow Through)
Project Period: 7/1/2019 – 6/30/2020
Award Amount: $416,017
Project Title: Florida Embedded Intervention and Practices with Caregivers: Early Steps Professional Development Project (FL-EPIC ESPD)
Principal Investigator: Patricia Snyder
Co-PI(s): Brian Reichow
Funding Agency: Florida Department of Health Children’s Medical Services (Subcontract – U.S. Department of Education/OSERS Flow Through)
Project Period: 7/1/2019 – 6/30/2022
Award Amount: $1,610,355
Project Title: Training Teachers to Teach Vocabulary (T3V): A Professional Development Model for Toddler and Preschool Teachers of Children at Risk for Communication Difficulties
Principal Investigator: Patricia Snyder
Co-PI(s): N/A
Funding Agency: Temple University (Subcontract – IES Flow Through)
Project Period: 7/1/2018 – 6/30/2022
Award Amount: $217,046
Project Title: BEST in CLASS Elementary – Efficacy Trial
Principal Investigator: Maureen Conroy
Co-PI(s): James Algina
Funding Agency: Virginia Commonwealth University (Subcontract – IES Flow Through)
Project Period: 7/1/2018 – 6/30/2022
Award Amount: $1,649,754
Project Title: Reading by Third Innovation Demonstration Project – CCSD Years 2-3
Principal Investigator: Philip Poekert (Lastinger Center for Learning)
Co-PI(s): Paige Pullen
Funding Agency: Charleston County School District
Project Period: 7/1/2018 – 6/30/2020
Award Amount: $122,200
Project Title: Efficacy of Prime Online: Teacher Professional Development for Inclusive Elementary Mathematics Classrooms
Principal Investigator: Cynthia Griffin
Co-PI(s): James Algina, Nancy Dana (STL), Walter Leite (SHDOSE)
Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Education/IES
Project Period: 8/15/2018 – 8/14/2022
Award Amount: $3,276,003
Project Title: James Patterson Literacy Challenge
Principal Investigator: Holly Lane
Co-PI(s): N/A
Funding Agency: UF Foundation (James Patterson Family Foundation Flow Through)
Project Period: 11/7/2017 – 11/6/2020
Award Amount: $2,999,200
Project Title: The In/authentic Experiences of Black Engineers
Principal Investigator: Elliot Douglas (Engineering Education Collaborative)
Co-PI(s): Erica McCray
Funding Agency: National Science Foundation
Project Period: 8/1/2018 – 7/31/2021
Award Amount: $70,640
Project Title: Infant-Toddler/Early Language Development Project for the Florida Grade Level Reading Campaign Administered through the Florida Children’s Council
Principal Investigator: Philip Poekert (Lastinger Center for Learning)
Co-PI(s): Paige Pullen
Funding Agency: Children’s Services Council of Florida, Inc.
Project Period: 5/1/2018 – 3/15/2021
Award Amount: $75,000
Project Title: Efficacy Trial of I Control: An Intensive Intervention to Improve Self-Regulation for Middle School Students with Emotional and Behavioral Problems
Principal Investigator: Stephen Smith
Co-PI(s): Joni Splett, Ann Daunic
Funding Agency: Institute of Education Sciences
Project Period: 7/1/2018 – 6/30/2022
Award Amount: $3,292,300
Project Title: Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability and Reform (CEEDAR 2.0) Center
Principal Investigator: Mary Brownell
Co-PI(s): Margaret “Meg” Kamman, Erica McCray
Funding Agency: US Department of Education/OSEP
Project Period: 01/01/2018–12/31/2022
Award Amount: $21,250,000
Project Title: Reading by Third Innovation Demonstration Project – Berkeley
Principal Investigator: Philip Poekert
Co-PI(s): Holly Lane (SSESPECS), Shaunte Duggins (Lastinger Center for Learning)
Funding Agency: Berkeley County School District (Subcontract – Trident United Way Flow Though)
Project Period: 07/15/2017–07/14/2020
Award Amount: $201,250
Project Title: Reading by Third Innovation Demonstration Project – DD2
Principal Investigator: Philip Poekert
Co-PI(s): Holly Lane (SSESPECS)
Funding Agency: Dorchester School District Two (Subcontract – Trident United Way Flow Through)
Project Period: 07/15/2017–07/14/2020
Award Amount: $198,750
Project Title: Reading by Third Innovation Demonstration Project – DD4
Principal Investigator: Philip Poekert
Co-PI(s): Holly Lane (SSESPECS)
Funding Agency: Dorchester School District Four (Subcontract – Trident United Way Flow Through)
Project Period: 07/15/2017–07/14/2020
Award Amount: $166,250
Project Title: A Mixed Methods Comparison of Universal Screening and School Referral
Principal Investigator: Joni Splett
Co-PI(s): N/A
Funding Agency: Society for the Study of School Psychology
Project Period: 07/01/2017–06/30/2020
Award Amount: $19,919
Project Title:  Project Coordinate:  Increasing Coordinated Use of Evidence-based Practices for Improving Word Study in an RTI Framework for Teams of 4th Grade Teachers
Principal Investigator:  Mary Brownell
Co-PI(s):  N/A
Funding Agency:  U.S. Department of Education/IES
Project Period:  07/01/2017–06/30/2020
Award Amount:  $1,399,999.00
Project Title:  Effectiveness Study of Tools for Getting Along:  Teaching Students to Problem Solve
Principal Investigator:  Stephen Smith
Co-PI(s):  Ann Daunic
Funding Agency:  SRI International (Subcontract:  IES Flow Through)
Project Period:  09/01/2016–08/31/2021
Award Amount:  $590,971.00
Project Title: BEST in CLASS Web: A Web-based Intervention Supporting Early Childhood Teachers’ Use of Evidence-based Practices with Young Children at Risk for Emotional/Behavioral Disorders
Principal Investigator: Maureen Conroy
Co-PI(s): N/A
Funding Agency: US Department of Education/IES
Project Period: 08/01/2016–07/31/2020
Award Amount: $1,500,000
Project Title:  Project STEEP: Studying Teacher Effectiveness, Education, and Policy
Principal Investigator:  Mary Brownell
Co-PI(s):  Paul Sindelar, Erica McCray
Funding Agency:  U.S. Department of Education
Project Period:  09/01/2014–08/31/2020
Award Amount:  $1,250,000.00
Project Title: Evaluation of Preschool Special Education Practices
Principal Investigator: Patricia Snyder
Co-PI(s): N/A
Funding Agency: Mathematica Policy Research
Project Period: 11/23/2013–11/21/2021
Award Amount: $243,633.00
Project Title: Preparation and Retention of Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education Personnel: Preparing for Evidence-Based Practice in High Need Early Childhood Settings (Project Prepare)
Principal Investigator: Mary McLean
Co-PI(s): N/A
Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs
Project Period: 01/02/2015–12/31/2020
Award Amount: $1,232,603
Project Title:  Impact of Professional Development on Preschool Teachers’ Use of Embedded-Instruction Practices: An Efficacy Trial of Tools for Teachers
Principle Investigator:  Patricia Snyder
Co-PI(s):  James Algina and Mary McLean
Funding Agency:  US Department of Education/IES
Project Period:  06/01/2015–06/30/2020
Award Amount:  $3,498,113.00
Project Title:  Preparing Leaders in Early Childhood Studies and Implementation Science – Project PLECS-IS
Principal Investigator:  Maureen Conroy
Co-PI(s):  Patricia Snyder, Mary McLean, Brian Reichow
Funding Agency:  US Department of Education/OSEP
Project Period:  01/1/2016–12/31/2020
Award Amount:  $995,218.00
Project Title:  Evaluating a Social-Emotional Learning Curriculum for Children at Risk for Emotional or Behavioral Disorders
Principal Investigator:  Ann Daunic
Co-PI(s):  Nancy Corbett, Stephen Smith, James Algina
Funding Agency:  US Department of Education/Institute of Education Sciences
Project Period:  07/01/2016–06/31/2020
Award Amount:  $3,499,958.00
Project Title:  Project TIER: Teaching, Intervention, and Efficacy Research
Principal Investigator:  Holly Lane
Co-PI(s):  Nicholas Gage
Funding Agency:  US Department of Education/Office of Special Education Programs
Project Period:  01/01/2017–12/31/2021
Award Amount:  $1,250,000.00
Project Title: Interconnecting PBIS and School Mental Health to Improve School Safety: A Randomized Trial
Principal Investigator: Joni Splett
Co-PI(s): N/A
Funding Agency: University of South Carolina (Subcontract:  US DOJ Flow-Through)
Project Period: 01/01/2016–12/31/2020
Award Amount: $630,338.00