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Sarup Mathur

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Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 5411
Biography

Sarup R. Mathur, PhD, is a professor of special education in the division of educational leadership and innovation. She is nationally recognized for her work in the field of emotional and behavioral disorders. Mathur has been the coeditor of the special issue of Education and Treatment of Children on Severe Behavior Disorders of Children and Youth for more than 20 years. She has authored/co-authored numerous articles on the topics related to professional development of teachers, effective strategies for children with emotional and behavioral disorders, and transition and re-entry of juvenile offenders. Mathur is a former secretary and president of the Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders and the past president of Teacher Educators for Children with Behavioral Disorders. She has also been an associate director of the National Center of Education, Disability, and Juvenile Justice. She was a co-PI for the In-STEP program funded by USAID that focused on providing professional learning experiences to visiting scholars from India who were enrolled in a 3-month residency program in the Teachers College. Mathur is currently a PI of Project RISE funded by the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) and Project RISE-IT funded by the Department of Justice which focus upon re-entry success of youth released from secure care. Engagement is measured in Project RISE by reenrollment and attendance in school, employment, and/or positive community activities at 30, 60, 90, and 120 days post-release. Recidivism will be measured by new charges, parole violations, and re-detainment at 30, 60, 90, and 120 days post-release.  The re-entry practices include: 1) intensive educational programming that follows Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and Individualized Transition Plan (ITP) goals; 2) vocational preparation, 3) development of a Transition Portfolio for all youth with disabilities, and 4) community supports after release. Project RISE-IT focuses on increasing employability of youth who are released from a secure care facility. The goal of RISE-IT is to create an educational environment within the state-run correctional facility that is more technologically driven and allows youth to acquire specialized training to increasing their post-release employability in technology-based jobs. RISE-IT will add technology-related job training certificate programs in various occupational fields in addition to technology-based educational programs in the classrooms.

Research Interests

Special Education, Emotional and Behavioral Issues of Children and Youth, Teacher Education, Professional  Development, Positive Behavior Supports and Interventions, Juvenile Delinquency, Global Education

 

In Project RISE, I am researching how we can promote reentry success of youth with disabilities who are served in a secure care facility.   Engagement will be measured by reenrollment and attendance in school, employment, and/or positive community activities at 30, 60, 90, and 120 days post-release. Recidivism will be measured by new charges, parole violations, and re-detainment at 30, 60, 90, and 120 days post-release.  The re-entry practices include: 1) intensive educational programming that follows Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and Individualized Transition Plan (ITP) goals; 2) vocational preparation, 3) development of a Transition Portfolio for all youth with disabilities, and 4) community supports after release.   

In Project RISE-IT, I am researching how we can increase employability of youth who are released from a secure care facility. The goal of RISE-IT is to create an educational environment within the state-run correctional faciltiy that is more technologically driven and allows youth to acquire specialized training to increasing their post-release employability in technology-based jobs.  In addition to technology-based educational programs in the classrooms, RISE-IT will add technology-related job training certificate programs in various occupational fields. 

 

Guiding research questions:

  • How can we best support reentry of youth involved in the juvenile justice system back into the community?
  • Does implementation of RISE practices increase engagement and decrease recidivism for youth with disabilities released from a juvenile correctional facility?
  • How can we increase employability of youth involved in the juvenile justice system? 
Publications
  • Johns, B. H., Mathur, Sarup Rani, McGrath, M. Z. Ethical Dilemmas in Education: Standing up for Honesty and Integrity. (2008).
  • Mathur, Sarup Rani, Liaupsin, C, Clark, Heather Marie Griller. Severe Behavior Disorders of Children and Youth: CCBD Monograph. (2008).
  • Estes, M. B.,Mathur, Sarup Rani. Do We Believe in Individualized Education? A Necessary Component of Effective Academic and Behavioral Intervention. Seventh CCBD Mini-Library Series on Emotional/Behavioral Disorders: Ensuring a Brighter Future for Troubled Children/Youth: Challenges and Solutions (2008).
  • Rutherford, R. B., Mathur, Sarup Rani, Gulchak, D. Education and Treatment of Children. (2007).
  • Manning, M. L.,Mathur, Sarup Rani. Infusing Culture of Learning in Today's Classroom for Students with E/BD. Monograph on Educating Troubled Youth: Innovative Approaches, Alternative Settings, and Multidisciplinary Collaboration Resulting in Positive Outcomes (2007).
  • Johns, B., McGrath, M., Mathur, Sarup Rani. Surviving Internal Politics within the School: Practical Strategies for Teachers. (2006).
  • Lopes, J. A., Rutherford, R. B., Cruz, M. C., Mathur, Sarup Rani, Quinn, M. M. Competencias Sociais: Aspectos Comportamentais, Emocionais e de Aprendizagem (Social Skills: Behavioral, Emotional and Learning Features). (2006).
  • Rutherford, R. B., Mathur, Sarup Rani, Schoenfeld, Naomi A. Severe Behavior Disorders of Children and Youth: CCBD Monograph. (2006).
  • Rutherford, R. B., Mathur, Sarup Rani. Education and Treatment of Children. (2005).
  • Rutherford, R. B., Mathur, Sarup Rani. Severe Behavior Disorders of Children and Youth: CCBD Monograph. (2005).
  • . . State of Education in Arizona Annual Report (2005).
  • Mathur, Sarup Rani. Why does ethics matter in teaching. Theology, Science, and Technology (2005).
  • Rutherford, R. B., Mathur, Sarup Rani. Education and Treatment of Children. (2004).
  • Rutherford, R. B., Quinn, M. M., Mathur, Sarup Rani. Handbook of Research in Emotional and Behavioral Disorders. (2004).
  • . . State of Education in Arizona Annual Report (2004).
  • Kavale, K. A.,Mathur, Sarup Rani,Mostert, M. Teaching Social Skill and Social Behavior. Handbook of Research in Behavioral Disorders (2004).
  • Rutherford, R. B.,Quinn, M. M.,Mathur, Sarup Rani. Overview of Foundations, Assessment, Characteristics, Intervetions, and Methodology in Behavioral Disorders Research. Handbook of Research in Emotional and Behavioral Disorders (2004).
  • Mathur, Sarup Rani. EDJJ Professional Development Series EDJJ Notes. (2003).
  • Rutherford, R. B., Mathur, Sarup Rani. Severe Behavior Disorders of Childrenand Youth: CCBD Monograph. (2003).
  • Mathur, Sarup Rani. EDJJ Professional Development Series. (2002).
  • Rutherford, R. B., Mathur, Sarup Rani. Severe Behavior Disorders of Children and Youth: CCBD Monograph. (2002).
  • Mathur, Sarup Rani, Rutherford, R. B. Severe Behavior Disorders of Children and Youth: CCBD Monograph. (2001).
  • Rutherford, R. B., Mathur, Sarup Rani. Severe Behavior Disorders of Children and Youth: CCBD Monograph. (2000).
Research Activity
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
SPE 524Effective Classroom Behav Mgmt
SPE 790Reading and Conference
EDA 792Research
DCI 792Research
DCI 799Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
DCI 784Internship
DCI 792Research
DCI 799Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
DCI 784Internship
SPE 790Reading and Conference
DCI 792Research
SPE 799Dissertation
DCI 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
SPE 790Reading and Conference
EDA 792Research
DCI 792Research
DCI 799Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
DCI 784Internship
DCI 792Research
DCI 799Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
DCI 784Internship
SPE 790Reading and Conference
DCI 792Research
SPE 799Dissertation
DCI 799Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
SPE 524Effective Classroom Behav Mgmt
SPE 566Appl Beh Analysis Inclus Set
SPE 790Reading and Conference
EDA 792Research
DCI 792Research
DCI 799Dissertation
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
DCI 784Internship
DCI 792Research
DCI 799Dissertation
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
SPE 524Effective Classroom Behav Mgmt
DCI 784Internship
SPE 790Reading and Conference
DCI 792Research
SPE 799Dissertation
DCI 799Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
SPE 524Effective Classroom Behav Mgmt
SPE 566Appl Beh Analysis Inclus Set
SPE 790Reading and Conference
EDA 792Research
DCI 792Research
DCI 799Dissertation
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
DCI 784Internship
DCI 792Research
DCI 799Dissertation
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
SPE 524Effective Classroom Behav Mgmt
DCI 784Internship
SPE 790Reading and Conference
DCI 792Research
DCI 799Dissertation
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
SPE 524Effective Classroom Behav Mgmt
SPE 566Appl Beh Analysis Inclus Set
SPE 790Reading and Conference
EDA 792Research
DCI 792Research
DCI 799Dissertation
Summer 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
DCI 784Internship
DCI 792Research
DCI 799Dissertation
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
SPE 524Effective Classroom Behav Mgmt
DCI 784Internship
DCI 792Research
DCI 799Dissertation
Presentations
  • Baltodano, H., Harris, P., Bal, A., Rutherford, R., Mathur, Sarup. Reading Interventions for Youth in Juvenile Corrections. The 2006 Annual International Council for Exceptional Children Conference
  • Griller-Clark, H., Mathur, Sarup, Rutherford, R., Hoskovec, M., Unger, S. Promising Practices in Transition: Research, Application, Professional Development, and Evaluation. Arizona Correctional Educators Conference
  • Griller-Clark, H., Rutherford, R., Mathur, Sarup, Hoskovec, M., Unger, S. Improving Transition Outcome for Court Involved Youth in Arizona and Nevada Part 1. 30th Annual Teacher Educators for Children with Behavioral Disorders National Conference
  • Johns, B., McGrath, M., Mathur, Sarup. How to Survive the Internal Politics in the School: Suggestions for Teachers of Students with EBD. 30th Annual Teacher Educators for Children with Behavior Disorders National Conference
  • Mathur, Sarup. Family Connections: Delinquency, Disability, and Juvenile Justice.
  • Mathur, Sarup. Positive Behavior Intervention Supports: How to Design/Implement a System-Wide Professional Development Plan. Arizona Department of Education PBISaz Conference
  • Mathur, Sarup. Special Education Services for Individuals with EBD around the World: India. 30th Annual Teacher Educators for Children with Behavior Disorders National Conference
  • Mathur, Sarup. Understanding Emotional and Behavioral Disorders: Are We Paying the Cost of Borderline Ethics?. 30th Annual Teacher Educators for Children with Behavior Disorders Conference
  • Mathur, Sarup. Understanding Positive Behavior Supports. Behavior Management Institute
  • Mathur, Sarup, Cocchiarella, M. Enhancing Academic Engagement and Prosocial Behavior of Young Children. Early Childhood Institute
  • Mathur, Sarup, Flores, Y., Dellamarggio, J., Benjamin, S., Ross, B. Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports in Arizona. Arizona Department of Education Special Education Director's Institute
  • Mathur, Sarup, Rutherford, R. Understanding Behavior Management: Positive Behavior Supports. Gilbert Schools
  • Rutherford, R., Liaupsin, C., Fletcher, T., Umbreit, J., Artiles, A., DiGangi, S., Mathur, Sarup, Schoenfeld, N., King, K. Two Dual-University Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Programs to Prepare Culturally Responsive Special Education Professors in Emotional and Behavioral Disorders: Videoconferencing and Web-Based Delivery. OSEP Project Directors Conference
  • Rutherford, R., Mathur, Sarup. Journal Editors' Forum: How to Write for Publication. 30th Annual Teacher Educators for Children with Behavior Disorders National Conference
  • Clark, H., Mathur, Sarup, Sloane, F., Helding, B. The Results Are In: The Arizona Detention Transition Project. Robert B. Rutherford, Jr. Memorial Teacher Educators for Children with Behavior Disorders National Conference
  • Clark, H., Rutherford, R., Mathur, Sarup, Schoenfeld, N. Transition for Court Involved Youth: Research, Application, Professional Development, and Evaluation. The 2007 Annual International Council for Exceptional Children Conference
  • Cocchiarella, M., Mathur, Sarup. Parents and Families as Mentors: What Preservice Educators. Regional 5 Technical Assistance Conference
  • Cocchiarella, M., Mathur, Sarup. Special Education: Beyond Classroom and School Settings. Evenings in Education Program
  • Gehrke, R., Mathur, Sarup. Strengthening Induction for Special Educators: Mentoring Partnership for Success. The 50th Annual Teacher Education Division Conference
  • Kozleski, E., McCoy, K., Mathur, Sarup. Arizona's Urban Professional Learning Schools Initiative: The power of. The 50th Annual Teacher Education Division Conference
  • Mathur, Sarup. Facilitator - Educating Troubled Children and Youth: Innovative Approaches, Alternative Settings, and Multidisciplinary Collaboration Resulting in Positive Outcomes. CCBD Forum
  • Mathur, Sarup. Innovations in Teaching Social Skills to Children with EBD. Illinois Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders 2007 Winter Drive-In Conference
  • Mathur, Sarup. Journal's Editor Forum: How to write for publication in the TECBD special issue of ETC. 31st Annual Teacher Educators for Children with Behavior Disorders National Conference
  • Mathur, Sarup. Positive Behavior Supports: How to Design/Implement a System-Wide Professional Development Plan. Arizona Department of Education
  • Mathur, Sarup. Understanding Emotional and Behavioral Disorders: Paying the Cost of Borderline Ethics. Illinois Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders 2007 Winter Drive-In Conference
  • Mathur, Sarup, Estes, M. Strand Leaders: Integrating Academic/Nonacademic Instruction to Learners with or at-Risk for Emotional/Behavioral Disorders. The Seventh International Conference on Children and Youth with Behavioral Disorders
  • Mathur, Sarup, Kalra, S., Ball, L. The Context of Problem Behavior in India. The 2007 Annual International Council for Exceptional Children Conference
  • Kavale, K., Mathur, Sarup, Mostert, M. Social Skills Training and Teaching Social Behavior. 27th Annual Teacher Educators for Children with Behavior Disorders National Conference
  • Mathur, Sarup. Applying Positive Behavioral Supports in the Classroom. Special Education Directors' Institute
  • Mathur, Sarup, Cocchiarella, M., Pukys, K., Aaroe, L., Dellamarggio, J. Professional Development of Teachers Who Teach Students With EBD. 27th Annual Teacher Educators for Children with Behavior Disorders National Conference
  • Mathur, Sarup, Griller-Clark, H., Unger, S., Hoskowitz, M., Barclay, K., Platt, D., Baltodano, H., Rutherford, R. A Model Demonstration Project for Youth with Disabilities in the Juvenile Justice System: The Arizona Detention Transition Project. CCBD International Conference on Behavioral Disorders
  • Mathur, Sarup, Kalra, R. Special Education and Emotional Behavioral Disorders: Cross Cultural Perspectives: India. 27th Annual Teacher Educators for Children with Behavior Disorders Conference
  • Meisel, S., Mathur, Sarup, Rutherford, R., Griller-Clark, H., Barclay, C., McGlynn, M., Roberts, C., Unger, S., Drakeford, W. Education, Disability, and Juvenile Justice. Th2 2003 Annual International Council for Exceptional Children Conference
  • Roberts, C., Mathur, Sarup. What We Have Learned from Social skills Research: Implications from Practitioners. CCBD International Conference on Behavioral Disorders
  • Rutherford, R., Mathur, Sarup. Journal Editors' Forum: How to Write for Publication. 27th Annual Teacher Educators for Children with Behavior Disorders National Conference
  • Rutherford, R., Mathur, Sarup, Barclay, C., Baltodano, H., Griller-Clark, H., Platt, D. EDJJ Transition: Research and Practice. 27th Annual Teacher Educators for Children with Behavior Disorders National Conference
  • Rutherford, R., Mathur, Sarup, Griller-Clark, H., McGlynn, M., Roberts, C., Barclay, C., Unger, S. How to Implement a Transition Program for Youth with Special Needs in Detention. 12th Annual Conference on Educating Adjudicated, Incarcerated, and At-Risk Youth
  • Rutherford, R., Mathur, Sarup, McGlynn, M., Barclay, K., Osanloo, A., Roberts, C. The National Center on Education, Disability, and Juvenile Justice. Arizona Correctional Education Association Conference
  • Rutherford, R., Quinn, M., Mathur, Sarup, Nelson, C., Lane, K., Kern, L. Children with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders. 2003 OSEP Research Project Directors' Conference
  • Rutherford, R., Griller-Clark, H., McGlynn, M., Johnston, J., Barclay, C., Mathur, Sarup. Promoting Transition Services for Youth with Disabilities in the Juvenile Justice System. The International Adolescent Conference X
  • Rutherford, R., Griller-Clark, H., McGlynn, M., Mathur, Sarup. Developing Transition Services for Youth with Disabilities in the Juvenile Justice System. 24th Annual Teacher Educators for Children with Behavioral Disorders National Conference
  • Rutherford, R., Mathur, Sarup. Journal editors' forum: How to write for publication. 24th Annual Teacher Educators for Children with Behavioral Disorders National Conference
  • Griller-Clark, H., Rutherford, R., Mathur, Sarup, McGlynn, M. Transition Strategies for Preventing Recidivism of Youth in the Juvenile Justice System. 56th Annual Correctional Education Association Conference
  • Rutherford, R., Mathur, Sarup, Griller-Clark, H. Preventing Recividism of Juvenile Offenders through Effective Transition Services. Preventing School Violency Delinquency Conference
  • Rutherford, R., Mathur, Sarup, McGlynn, M., Griller-Clark, H., Carney, K. Transition of Youth from Correctional Settings: Collaboration, Planning, Teaching, and Monitoring. The 2001 Annual International Council for Exceptional Children Conference
  • Rutherford, R., McGlynn, M., Barclay, C., Mathur, Sarup, Griller-Clark, H. Issues in Transitioning of Youth from Correctional Settings: Planning, Collaborating, monitoring, and Tracking. CCBD International Conference on Behavioral Disorders
  • Gable, R., Bullock, L., Mathur, Sarup, Wehby, J. Roundtable Forum on Issues in Personnel Preparation Programs in Emotional/Behavioral Disorders. 26th Annual Teacher Educators for Children with Behavioral Disorders National Conference
  • Leone, P., Rutherford, R., Mathur, Sarup, Griller-Clark, H., Meisel, S. Technical Assistance and Support for Education Services in Juvenile Justice. The 2002 Annual Council for Exceptional Children Conference
  • Mathur, Sarup, Pyari, A., Kalra, R. International Perspectives on Teacher Education for Children with Behavioral Disorders: India. 26th Annual Teacher Educators for Children with Behavioral Disorders National Conference
  • Mathur, Sarup, Rutherford, R. Journal editors' forum: How to write for publication. 26th Annual Teacher Educators for Children with Behavioral Disorders National Conference
  • Rutherford, R., Mathur, Sarup, Griller-Clark, H., Barclay, C., McGlynn, M., Roberts, C. Arizona Detention Transition Project. 26th Annual Teacher Educators for Children with Behavior Disorders National Conference
  • Rutherford, R., Mathur, Sarup, Griller-Clark, H., McGlynn, M., Barclay, C. Preventing recidivism through effective transition planning and implementation. Loren M Warboy's Regional Forum
  • Rutherford, R., Mathur, Sarup, Griller-Clark, H., Roberts, C., Barclay, C. Corrections-Community Transition for Youth with Disabilities in the Juvenile Justice System. International Child and Adolescent Conference XI
  • Griller-Clark, H., Mathur, Sarup, Rutherford, R. From Research to Practice: Transition for Youth in the Juvenile Justice System. Arizona Department of Education Transition Conference
  • Griller-Clark, H., Unger, S., Hoskovec, M., Rutherford, R., Mathur, Sarup, Platt, D. Progress Towards Improved Transition Services for Youth: An Update on the Arizona Detention Transition Project. Arizona Correctional Education Conference
  • Mathur, Sarup. Applying Positive Behavioral Supports in the Classroom of Young Children.
  • Mathur, Sarup. English Language Learners Struggling to Learn: Emergent Research on Linguistic Differences and Learning Disabilities. The National Center for Culturally Responsive Educational Systems Conference
  • Mathur, Sarup. Special Education Services for EBD around the World: India. 28th Annual Teacher Educators for Children with Behavior Disorders National Conference
  • Mathur, Sarup, Baltodano, H., Platt, D., Harris, P. Professional Development for Correctional Educators: Achieving Positive Outcomes for Court Involved Youth. EDJJ National Conference
  • Mathur, Sarup, Cocchiarella, M. Investing in the Quality of Professional Development of Teachers. The 2004 Annual International Council for Exceptional Children Conference
  • Mathur, Sarup, Cocchiarella, M. Professional Development Leadership: An Outcome Based Model. The 2004 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association
  • Mathur, Sarup, Cocchiarella, M., Thompson, L., Doran, N., Dellamarggio, J. Preparing Teachers to Work with Students with Behavior Challenges: From Preservice to Inservice. 28th Annual Teacher Educators for Children with Behavior Disorders National Conference
  • Mathur, Sarup, Rutherford, R., Christle, C., Jolivette, K. Youth with Disabilities and the Justice System: Preventing Delinquency and Providing Delinquency Services. The 2004 Annual International Council for Exceptional Children Conference
  • Rutherford, R., Mathur, Sarup. Journal editors' forum: How to write for publication. 28th Annual Teacher Educators for Children with Behavior Disorders National Conference
  • Rutherford, R., Mathur, Sarup, DiGangi, S., Liaupsin, C., Umbreit, J. A Dual-University (ASU-UA) Program to Prepare Professors in Emotional and Behavioral Disorders. 28th Annual Teacher Educators for Children with Behavior Disorders National Conference
  • Clark, H., Mathur, Sarup, Barclay, K. Creating a Systematic Approach to Professional Development in the Area of Transition. The 3rd Annual Professional Development Symposium of the Arizona Correctional Educators, Inc & the Administrative Office of the Courts Project Learn
  • Griller-Clark, H., Mathur, Sarup, Rutherford, R., Hoskovec, M., Platt, D., Unger, S. Strategies for Improving Transition Services for Youth in the Juvenile Justice System: The Arizona Detention Transition Project. 29th Annual Teacher Educators for Children with Behavior Disorders National Conference
  • Mathur, Sarup. How to Deal with Acting-Out Behavior. Classroom Behavior Management Institute
  • Mathur, Sarup. International Issues Related to Emotional and Behavioral Disorders: India. 29th Annual Teacher Educators for Children with Behavior Disorders National Conference
  • Mathur, Sarup, Artiles, A. Strand Leaders: Serving children and youth from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds at-risk for EBD in school environments. The Sixth International Conference on Children and Youth with Behavioral Disorders
  • Mathur, Sarup, Bal, A. Teacher Effectiveness: A Positive Outcome of Professional Development. The 2005 Annual International Council for Expectional Children Conference
  • Mathur, Sarup, Gulchak, D., Schoenfeld, N. Professional Development for Teachers Working with Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders. 29th Annual Teacher Educators for Children with Behavior Disorders National Conference
  • Mathur, Sarup, Platt, D. Understanding Behavior Management. Behavior Management Institute
  • Mathur, Sarup, Schoenfeld, N., Gulchak, D. What does it mean to have highly qualified special education teachers for students with EBD?. The Sixth International Conference on Children and Youth with Behavioral Disorders
  • Rutherford, R., Mathur, Sarup. Journal Editors' Forum: How to Write for Publication. 29th Annual Teacher Educators for Children with Behavioral Disorders National Conference
  • Rutherford, R., Mathur, Sarup, DiGangi, S., Baltodano, H., Liaupsin, C., Umbreit, J., Upreti, G. A Dual-University Program to Prepare Professors in Emotional and Behavioral Disorders. OSEP Research Project Directors' Conference