I teach classes in the Mild-to-Moderate Disabilities Program where I coordinate the Added Autism Authorization and serve as principal investigator for the Family Focus Resource Center (FFRC).

Teaching Experience
Eight years with Dallas Public Schools as a teacher of students with emotional and behavioral disorders (E/BD) and behavior specialist for students with E/BD and autism

Chair, 2021 - present
Professor, 2014
Associate Professor, 2007 to 2014
Assistant Professor, 2001-2006
Coordinator, Autism Added Authorization Certificate Program
Director, the Family Focus Resource Center www.familyfocusresourcecenter.org

Mild to Moderate Disabilities


Total Grant Awards as of 2021
$9 million

FETA Study: four-year, $479,000.00 (with Drs. Boyns and Ashley; ended December 31, 2019)
SubPac Immersive Vest Study, $10,000 (with Dr. Boyns; ended December 31, 2019)
Mindfulness for mothers who have children with autism, $10,000 (with Drs. Boyns and Miodrag; ended May 2017)

2018 CSU Wang Family Excellence Award Recipient

2018 CSUN Outstanding Faculty Award Recipient

  • Ph.D. 2001, Texas Womans University
  • M.P.A 1990, University of North Texas
  • B.A. 1986, University of North Texas

    This person has not added any Research Interests.

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