I am a researcher and educator in the field of school transformation, including special education. My primary teaching is in the area of teacher preparation.
Special Education for Students with Multiple Handicaps, Ph. D., University of Kansas, 12/19/00.
Leadership in Behavioral Disorders, Ph. D. program, minor in technology in education. 36 hours completed, University of North Texas, 1997-1998.
Special Education in Behavioral Intervention, M. Ed., University of North Texas, 1997.
Special Education Teaching Credential, Texas Woman’s University, 1995.
Psychology, B. S., East Texas State University, 1993.
On the faculty at Loyola University since Fall 2001, I also founded and directed the Center for School Evaluation, Intervention and Training until the summer of 2010. I also serve on the School of Education Faculty Evaluation Committee.
I am a former member of the board of the Association of Positive Behavior Support and currently serves as co-chair of the membership committee
I have also logged over 1,700 days of Wii Fit
Bio: Dr. Bohanon has been a special education teacher in the Dallas Public Schools. He also has served a project coordinator at the University of Kansas for the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs research on positive behavior supports. He is an associate professor in School of Education at Loyola University of Chicago. There he founded and served as the director of the Center for School Evaluation, Intervention, and Training (CSEIT). He is a former member of the board of directors for the Association of Positive Behavior Support. His research includes three-tiered academic and behavior supports in urban and suburban settings. His current work focuses on supports for high school settings and state level evaluation of practice for Response to Intervention, Social and Emotional Learning, and School Mental Health.
“State Professional Development Grant”, U.S. Department of Special Education, Assisted with preparation of evaluation plan for the State of Illinois, Funded, October 2010.
“Systematic Analysis and Model Development for High School Positive Behavior Support” Institute for Education Science, U.S. Department of Education in partnership with the University of Oregon. Estimated Total funding for four years awarded 2006 = $776,745.33. (PI subcontract responsibilities for years 1-2).
“Illinois Professional Development Grant, State Evaluation Unit” principal investigator for, submitted as a subcontract to Illinois State Board of Education = Awarded FY06 – $475,325.94 across five years.
“Social Emotional Learning and School Mental Health Grant” principal investigator for, submitted as a subcontract to Illinois State Board of Education. Year three funding Awarded FY07 = $284,144.
“Character Education: Application of Positive Behavior Supports” to U.S. Department of Education, Safe and Drug-Free Schools = $947,518 across two years. Awarded 2007.
“Tertiary Grant Demonstration Project.” U.S. Department of Education Projects in special Education, Subcontract – Awarded with the University of Kansas and the Illinois Positive Behavior Support Network – Awarded 2007 = total = $127, 711.
“Total Quality Enhancement Grant” for preparing special education, science, and bilingual teachers for high-need areas, assisted with development = approximately $500, 000 awarded over five years. Awarded December 2005.
“Illinois State Technical Assistance Center Evaluation Unit” principal investigator for subcontract award from Illinois State Board of Education and U.S. Department of Education = Funded FY05-FY08 = total award approximately $ 473,458.
“Creating Reusable Learning Objects for Special Education Teacher Preparation Website.” Submitted to Loyola University. Funded $6,000. Awarded Spring 2002
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