OUR PEOPLE MAKE THE DIFFERENCE


The CIBRS Team is made up of a variety of faculty members, research scientists, school support liaisons, and a coding observation team. Common among all involved with CIBRS is a genuine commitment to creating schools that maximize the probability of success across all students – with special attention to those from disadvantaged backgrounds, those with a history of deficits, and those with disabilities. CIBRS personnel are funded under an array of federal, state, and local grants that fund research, training, and technical assistance activity across Kentucky and in collaboration with others around the world.

Director


Terry Scott

Professor and Distinguished University Scholar
Originally from Bend, Oregon
Favorite Soup: New England Clam Chowder

Ph.D. University of Oregon (Emotional and Behavioral Disorders)
M.S. Portland State University (Emotional and Behavioral Disorders)
B.S. University of Oregon (Psychology)

Curriculum Vita

t.scott@louisville.edu


Project Faculty


Amy Lingo

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Unit Effectiveness, Professor
Originally from Winchester, KY
Favorite Soup: Tomato

Ed.D. (Learning and Behavioral Disorders), University of Kentucky
M.S. (Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling), University of Kentucky
B.A. (Human Physiology/Health), Transylvania University

amy.lingo@louisville.edu
Projects: ABRI, SPDG


Justin Cooper

Assistant Professor of Learning and Behavioral Disorders
Originally from Sheridan, Wyoming
Favorite Soup: Chicken Noodle

Ed.D. (Learning and Behavioral Disorders), University of Kentucky
M.Ed. (High Incidence Disabilities), University of Southern Mississippi
B.S. (Elementary and Special Education), Weber State University

justin.cooper@louisville.edu
Projects: ABRI, Restraint and Seclusion Videos


Ginevra Courtade

Associate Professor and Department Chair, Special Education
Originally from Buffalo, NY
Favorite Soup: Italian Wedding

Ph.D., University of North Carolina-Charlotte
MS, Special Education, D'Youville College
BA, Psychology, University of Buffalo

g.courtade@louisville.edu
Project: SPDG


Todd Whitney

Assistant Professor of Special Education
Originally from Shepherdsville, KY
Favorite Soup: Tortilla

Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction with concentration in Special Education, University of Louisville
M.Ed. Special Education with concentration in Learning & Behavior Disorders (K–12), University of Louisville
B.A. History with concentration in Social Sciences, University of Louisville

jeremy.whitney@louisville.edu
Project: ABRI


Shu-Chen Tsai

Research Analyst
Originally from Kaohsing, Taiwan
Favorite Soup: Any kind my mother makes

Ph, D (Special Education), Lehigh University
M.A. (Special Education), California State University
B.Ed (Special Education), National Changhua University of Education, Taiwan

s0tsai03@louisville.edu
Project: ABRI


Jon Burt

Positive Behavior Support Specialist
Originally from Cincinnati, OH
Favorite Soup: Bone Broth

BBS, Belmont University
M. Ed, Vanderbilt University
PhD, University of Louisville

jon.burt@louisville.edu
Project: JCPS Pilot Schools Project


Project Staff


Shannon Frey

Coordinator
Originally from Northville, MI
Favorite Soup: White Chicken Chili

MSW, University of Michigan
B.A., Government, Centre College

shannon.frey@louisville.edu
Projects: ABRI, SPDG


Beth Newberry Gurney

Project Manager
Originally from Paducah, KY
Favorite Soup: Lobster Bisque

B.A, Sociology, University of Louisville
M.Ed, Special Education, University of Louisville
Doctoral Candidate, Curriculum and Instruction, University of Louisville

beth.gurney@louisville.edu
Project: SPDG


Sarah Forister

Graduate Assistant
Originally from Sheridan, Wyoming
Favorite Soup: Chili

B.S., Elementary Education, University of Wyoming

sarah.forister@louisville.edu
Project: SPDG


Dianne Clare

State Support Liaison
Originally from Louisville, KY
Favorite Soup: Vegetable

B.S., Eastern Kentucky University (Speech Pathology and Audiology)
M. Ed, University of Louisville (Dual Certification Elementary Education/LBD)
University of Louisville, Rank I, Special Education, Lifetime Certificate


dlclar01@exchange.louisville.edu
Project: ABRI


Meghan Russell Martin

State Support Liason
Originally from Richmond, KY
Favorite Soup: Chicken Noodle

B.A (Elementary Education, P-5), Eastern Kentucky University
M.Ed (Elementary Education, P-5), Eastern Kentucky University
M.A. (School Counseling, K-12), Eastern Kentucky University
Rank I (School Counseling and Educational Psychology, K-12), Eastern Kentucky University
Gifted and Talented Education Endorsement, K-12, Eastern Kentucky University

meghan.martin@louisville.edu
Project: ABRI


Susan Robertson

State Support Liason
Originally from Louisville, KY
Favorite Soup: Homemade Vegetable Soup

B.S. Elementary Education, University of Kentucky
M.Ed, Instructional Leadership, University of Kentucky
Rank I

susan.robertson@louisville.edu
Project: ABRI


Patty Whitney

State Support Liaison
Originally from Louisville, KY
Favorite Soup: Chicken Tortilla Soup

National Board Certified Teacher-Special Education (K-12)
Master of Education Rank 1 (Elementary Education K-6 and Special Education LBD K-12), University of Louisville
B.S. (Education Teaching-Physical Education), Eastern Kentucky University

patricia.whitney@louisville.edu
Project: ABRI


School Observations


Marlene D. Parish

Senior Program Coordinator
Originally from Steinback, Manitoba, Canada
Favorite Soup: Hot and Sour Soup

B.A. (Cross Cultural Studies), Bethany College of Missions
Summer Institute of Linguistics, University of North Dakota
Persian Language Studies Certificate, Tajik State University Affiliate
Graduate Studies in Management, Regent University

mdpari01@exchange.louisville.edu
Projects: ABRI, JCPS Pilot Schools Project


Angela Dennis

Lead ABRI Coder
Originally from Louisville, KY
Favorite Soup: Chicken Tortilla

University of Louisville, School of Business, 3 years




Ruth Teeple

ABRI Coder
Originally from Fort Wayne, IN
Favorite Soup: Black Bean Soup

B.S (Education), Indiana University
M.Ed. (Learning and Behavior Disorders), University of Louisville




Denise Viola

ABRI Coder
Originally from Brooklyn, NY
Favorite Soup: Lobster Bisque

St. John's University, Liberal Arts, 2 years




Sanna Vitamaa

ABRI Coder
Originally from Raahe, Finland
Favorite Soup: Miso Soup

Diploma in Business and Administration, Turku, Finland




Amy Palazzo

ABRI Coder
Louisville, KY
Favorite soup: Chicken Gnocchi

Attended JCTC, University of Louisville, and Sullivan University with a focus on Business.




Alycia Hayes

ABRI coder
Originally from New Smyrna Beach, FL
Favorite soup: Spanish Garbanzo Bean

University of Central Florida, 2 years




Elizabeth Ragsdale

ABRI Coder
Originally from Ashland, KY
Favorite Soup: Roasted Tomato

University of Kentucky, BA, Speech pathology and audiology
University of Tennessee, MA, Speech pathology




Tasha Garrett

ABRI Coder
Originally from Louisville, KY
Favorite Soup: Chicken Noodle

Galen College of Nursing, LPN studies




Angie Dortch

ABRI Coder
Originally from Owensboro, KY
Favorite Soup: Tomato Basil

Murray State University, BA
University of Louisville, MFA




Cindi Jones

ABRI Coder
Originally from Ironton, OH
Favorite Soup: Chicken Noodle

Morehead State University, AAS




Wendy Palazzo

Coder
Louisville, KY
Favorite Soup: Tomato Bisque

UofL, BSBA, Business Management




Bonnie Garbus

Coder
Shepherdsville, KY
Favorite Soup: Tomato Dill

Sullivan University, BS, Business Administration




Deborah Flout

Coder
Brooklyn, NY
Favorite Soup: Italian Wedding





Valerie Bahige

Coder
Democratic Republic of Congo/Africa
Favorite Soup-doesn't like

Cavendesh University, BS in Information Technology
Blackhills State University, MA, Special Education, current student




Sabrina Moore

Coder
Puerto Rico
Favorite Soup: Zuppa Toscana

Kaplan University, BS, Criminal Justice
Webster University, MA, Human Resources