by Claire Miller
Jeffrey Sprague, director of the Institute on Violence and Destructive Behavior and a professor of special education at the University of Oregon, will speak to College of Education students, faculty and staff Feb. 13 as part of the Research Wednesdays Speaker Series.
Sprague directs federal, state and local research and demonstration projects related to positive behavior supports, response to intervention, youth violence prevention, alternative education, juvenile delinquency prevention and treatment, and school safety. His research activities encompass applied behavior analysis, positive behavior supports, functional behavioral assessment, school safety, youth violence prevention and juvenile delinquency prevention.
The Research Wednesdays Speaker Series is designed to fulfill three goals: to provide a platform for explorations of new ways of conducting and disseminating educational research, to discuss new methods of mentoring doctoral students in an effort to enhance their development as researchers, and to fill a professional development need by providing access to cutting edge researchers at the state and national levels.
The series is held Wednesdays at 12 noon in the COE Forum, Room 1030. Speaker presentations are also available for download at iTunes U.
A light lunch will be provided for those who confirm their attendance to Erin Whitney in the COE’s Educational Research Bureau at (404) 413-8090 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on Sprague and the Research Wednesdays Speaker Series, visit http://education.gsu.edu/main/coe_events.htm.