Develop a 3-year Strategic Plan to guide the development, implementation and evaluation of the DoS Research Institute.
Develop a research-to-practice model between academics, student services and community-based agency that advances new opportunities for research partnerships and professional development, as well as evidence-based foundations for developing programs and services.
Design and sustain interdisciplinary professional development programs to enhance the knowledge and capacity of university-wide faculty, administrators, graduate students, and student affairs professionals for improving student learning and development.
Identify and establish collaborative, interdisciplinary partnerships to promote current and emerging DoS applied and translational research and professional development initiatives.
Communicate the value-added nature and contributions of DoS to students at The University of Texas at Austin, and contribute to theory, programs and services through dissemination and communication initiatives.
Identify and participate in grant writing and external funding opportunities to promote continued growth, as well as the exploration, development and evaluation of empirically validated programs and services.
UT Austin Faculty
Department of Special Education
Dr. Herb Rieth
Dr. James Patton
Dr. Randall Parker
Department of Educational Psychology
Dr. Rico Ainslie
Dr. Kevin Cokley
Department of Educational Administration
Dr. Patricia Somers
Dr. Richard Reddick
Dr. Julian Heilig
Dr. Victor Saenz
Dr. Barbara Pazey
Sanger Learning and Career Center
Mr. Alan Constant
Ms. Pam Way
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
Dr. Sharon Wills
Dr. Daphny Ainslie
Dr. David Tharp
Dr. Suzy Gulliver
Ms. Sharon Crowder
Texas A&M College of Medicine Health Science Center
Dr. Walter E. Penk, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; VA Consultant
UT Austin Division of Student Affairs
Dr. Jane Bost, Director, UT Counseling and Mental Heath Center
Dr. Lynn Jones Eaton, Director, Center for Teaching and Learning
Dr. Gale Stuart, Director of Assessment, Division of Student Affairs
Austin Community Partners
Capitol City Rehabilitation Group
Mr. Calvin Turner, President
Ms. Lisa Geistweidt, Executive Assistant
Texas Workforce Commission, Texas Veterans Leadership Program (TVLP)
Mr. Laurence M. Jones, Director
Mr. Sherman Weeks, Veterans Resource and Referral Specialist