Heather is a Principal Research Specialist with the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College. She has been working with and on behalf of youth with disabilities in the juvenile justice system since 1993. She is currently Principal Investigator on a National Science Foundation funded project entitled INSITE (INtegrating STEM Into Transition Education) https://education.asu.edu/projects-and-impact/insite-integrating-stem-tr.... This project builds on findings from RISE-IT (Reentry Intervention and Support for Engagement through Integrating Technology) a previously funded Bureau of Justice Assistance Second Chance Act Grant https://education.asu.edu/news/rise-it-project-in-az-juvenile-correction.... Heather is also a trainer and evaluator for the Merging Two Worlds transition curriculum http://merging2worlds.education.asu.edu/, Conference Director for Teacher Educators for Children with Behavioral Disorders (TECBD) https://education.asu.edu/annual-tecbd-conference, and a member of ASU's Social & Behaviorial Institutional Review Board.
My research interests include youth with emotional and behavioral disorders, youth in the juvenile justice system, behavior managment, and transition.