Sara McDaniel is a promising young scholar in emotional and behavioral disorders. Her focus on reducing youth violence, racism and discrimination receives considerable recognition. Because of this work she has received the DR 2020 Distinguished Early Career Research Award.
She secured a competitive R01 grant from the National Institute of Health. Her focus is Youth Violence Prevention Interventions that Incorporate Racism/Discrimination Prevention.
“This project is a five-year randomized control study. The study will combine existing elements of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports, widely implemented in schools across the country, with Coping Power, an intervention program for children with aggression problems, into a two-tiered program that will address interracial and intraracial youth aggression and implicit biases in teachers that lead to disproportionate rates of exclusionary discipline.” 1
- 2011 — Awarded a Ph.D. in Special Education (mild disabilities) in from Georgia State University
- Interned at Vanderbilt University
- Interned at the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Southeast Division
- Associate Professor in the Department of Special Education and Multiple Disabilities, University of Alabama
- Executive Director of the Alabama Positive Behavior Support Office at the University of Alabama
- Published in:
- Journal of Applied Psychology in Schools
- Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
- Behavioral Disorders
- Elementary School Journal
- Has published book chapters
- Presents throughout the year at national conferences