Georgia State University
P.O. Box 3979
Atlanta, GA 30302-3979
MAJOR AREAS OF INTEREST:
Dr. David Houchins is a professor in the Department of Educational Psychology and Special Education at Georgia State University. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Florida and was previously an assistant professor at Louisiana State University and a secondary teacher for students with mild disabilities in Palm Beach County, Florida. Dr. Houchins’ areas of interest include juvenile justice reform, academic strategies and transition services for at-risk secondary youth with and without mild disabilities. He has been the principal investigator on more than $5 million in grant funding. He has numerous publications including those on literacy instruction, self-determination, professional development, and high quality research in juvenile justice. He has served as a national expert and trainer for state, national, and international entities including Turkey and Egypt.
Houchins, D.E., Shippen, M.E., Osher, D., Gonsoulin, S., & Townsend-Walker, B. (February, 2013) School-to-prison pipeline podcast http://tes.sagepub.com/site/misc/Index/Podcasts.xhtml
McDaniel, S.C., Houchins, D. E., Henrich, C. & Gagne, P. (accepted). A secondary tier reading intervention for adolescent struggling readers with emotional and behavior disorders. Journal of Emotional and Behavior Disorders. ebx.sagepub.com/content/early/recent
Houchins, D. E., Shippen, M. E., & Murphy, K. (2012). Professional development considerations along the school to prison pipeline. Teacher Education and Special Education. DOI: 10.1177/0888406411412396. www.tes.sagepub.com/content/early/recent
Gagnon, J., Houchins, D. E., & Murphy, K. (2012). Current juvenile corrections professional development practices and future directions. Teacher Education and Special Education. www.tes.sagepub.com/content/early/recent
Waller, K., Houchins, D. E., & Nomvete, P. (2011). Establishing a school-based mentoring program for youth who are transitioning from a secure facility. Beyond Behavior, 19(3), 30-35. http://www.ccbd.net/content/beyond-behavior-19-3
Houchins, D. E., Jolivette, K., Shippen, M.E., & Lambert, R. (2010). The advancement of high quality literacy research in juvenile justice: Methodological and practical considerations. Behavioral Disorders, 36(1), 61-69. http://www.ccbd.net/content/advancing-high-quality-literacy-research-juvenile-justice-methodological-and-practical-consi
Houchins, D. E., Shippen, M.E., Viel-Ruma, K., McKeand, K., Jolivette, K., & Guarino, A.J. (2010). Juvenile justice teachers’ job satisfaction: A comparison of teachers in three states. Education and Treatment of Children, 33,623-646. http://www.bupedu.com/lms/admin/uploded_article/eA.1087.pdf
Viel-Ruma, K., Houchins, D. E., Jolivette, K., Fredrick, L.D., & Gama, R. (2010). Direct instruction in writing instruction: The effects on English speakers and English language learners with disabilities. Learning Disabilities Research and Practice, 25(2), 97-108. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1540-5826.2010.00307.x/full
Houchins, D. E, Puckett-Patterson, D., Crosby, S., Shippen, M. E., & Jolivette, K. (2009). Barriers and facilitators to providing incarcerated youth with a quality education. Preventing School Failure, 53(3), 159-166. www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.3200/PSFL.53.3.159-166
Houchins, D. E., Jolivette, K., Krezmien, M., & Baltodano, H. (2008). A multi-state study examining the impact of explicit reading instruction with incarcerated students. Journal of Correctional Education, 59(1), 65-85.
Mulcahy, C., Leone, P., Krezmien, M., Houchins, D. E., & Baltadano, H. (2008). Lessons learned: Barriers and solutions for conducting reading investigations in juvenile correction settings. Reading and Writing Quarterly, 24(2), 239-252. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10573560701808635
Houchins, D. E., Shippen, M. E., & Jolivette, K. (2006). The impact of reform on juvenile justice teacher attrition and retention. Teacher Education and Special Education, 29(2), 127-136. http://tes.sagepub.com/content/29/2/127.abstract
Selected Grant Projects
Houchins, D. E. & Varjas, K. (1/1/2012-12/31/2017). The LEADERS Project (Leaders in Exceptionalities, Alternative and Delinquency-related Environments through Research and Scholarship). U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs. Preparation of Leadership Personnel Preparation competition (CFDA 84.32D). ($1.25 million: Principal Investigator). http://education.gsu.edu/ProjectLeaders/
Houchins, D. E. & Gagnon, J. (12/2009-7/2012). (Literacy Instruction Based on Evidence through Research for Adjudicated Teens to Excel). U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences. Reading, Writing and Language Development (Goal 2) ($1.4 million, Principal Investigator). http://ies.ed.gov/funding/grantsearch
Houchins, D. E., & Jolivette, K. (7/2008-12/2009). Project LIBERATE (Literacy Instruction Based on Evidence through Research for Adjudicated Teens to Excel). U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences. Reading, Writing and Language Development (Goal 3) competition. ($1.5 million, Principal Investigator).