Current Projects

Technology, Effective Characteristics, and Mathematics in Elementary and Middle School Students

Objective Examine existing literature to explore effective characteristics and achievement when using technology in mathematics for elementary and middle school […]

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Defining Mathematical Reasoning

Objective To explore and operationally define types of mathematical reasoning present in elementary students. Project Description This project is to examine […]

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Project VISIBLE: Validating Implementation of Secondary Instructional Behaviors in Literacy and English

This observational research study of 6 high school teachers will systematically catalogue “typical practice” in ninth-grade English classes for the purpose of increasing knowledge in the field of adolescent literacy, identifying new avenues of intervention development, and supporting administrator walk-through and coaching tool development.

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Completed Projects

TPACK in Action: Pre-service Special Educators, Students, and Apps

The purpose of this project was to evaluate the decision-making processes of pre-service special education teachers as related to technology integration

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Teaching One to One Correspondence to Students with Down syndrome

The purpose of the project was to examine the effectiveness of the simultaneous prompting procedure (SP) when teaching students with Down syndrome ages 5 and 6 to count objects using accurate one-to one correspondence.

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Connecticut Post-School Outcomes Survey (2009-2013)

This research reflects the results of a large-scale census method survey conducted by the Principle Investigators under contract with the CTDOE to determine outcome data for all students with disabilities one-year after exiting the public school system.

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Crawford, L., Freeman, B., Huscroft-D’Angelo, J., Quebec Fuentes, S., & Higgins, K. N.           (2019).  Implementation fidelity and the design of a fractions intervention. Learning Disability Quarterly. Online first at

Faggella-Luby, M., Gelbar, N., Dukes, L., Madaus, J., Lalor, A., & Lombardi, A. (2019) Learning Strategy Interventions for College Students with Disabilities: A Systematic Review of the Literature. Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability.

Gelbar, N.W., Madaus, J. W., Dukes, L.L., Faggella-Luby, M., Volk, D.T., & Monahan, J. (2019).  Self-determination and college students with disabilities: Research trends and construct measurement.  Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice.

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