The Department of Educational Psychology (EPSY) is engaged in exciting, cutting-edge research in school, home and community settings. With over $8 million in external funding expenditures last year, the department has significant initiatives that examine educational achievement, social support and mental health issues across various ages and demographics.
Nationally and internationally recognized for their research excellence, the Center for Disability and Development (CDD) as well as the Center for Research and Development in Dual Language and Literacy Acquisition (CRDDLLA) lead the way in reducing barriers to equity in health and education.
Faculty within our special education program have also created and staffed a new autism clinic for the Brazos Valley intended to support families and children with autism disorders as well as train practitioners in the use of research-based methods based under the Texas Autism Collaborative.
In fiscal year 2015 principal investigators (PIs), Co-PIs, and Co-Is in the department received approximately $8.4 million in external funding, including grant awards from the US Department of Education, National Science Foundation, US Department of Health and Human Services, among other agencies and foundations.
Significant initiatives include:
- bullying in schools
- early reading assessment of cognitive disabilities
- implementation of online games for science education
- implementation of Telehealth for a number of counties in the Brazos Valley
|Annual Funding for 2015: $8,466,919|
|Proposals Submitted by EPSY Faculty in 2015: 26|
FUNDING BROKEN DOWN BY AGENCY TYPE
FACULTY WHO ARE PI/CO-PI ON FUNDED PROJECTS
FACULTY WITH FUNDING
Percentage of Tenured/Tenure Track faculty with funding: 81%
Intended to be a model for national implementation, CRDDLLA is in its second year of a five-year $16 million project for large-scale implementation of a Spanish-English bilingual education program. Additionally, the center assists in the academic success of second-language learners through research, assessment and professional development opportunities.
CENTER FOR DISABILITY AND DEVELOPMENT
The CDD is a part of a national network of federally designated University Centers for Excellence in Development Disabilities. The center serves as a hub for various state and national projects supporting self-determination, community integration, and high quality of life for people with disabilities and their families.