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Primary Emphasis Area: Special Education
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Web Site: http://d2k.tamu.edu/; https://singlecaseresearch.o
Short Bio
Dr. Kimberly Vannest is a Professor in the Special Education program within the Educational Psychology Department and a Research Faculty Fellow in the College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University.

Her research interests involve the prevention and treatment of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders in children and youth, the identification of evidence-based practices, and single case experimental design methodology. She is an advocate to improve the support and training for the teachers and clinicians who provide these services through online and on-demand professional development.

She has published more than 100 academic works including journal articles, encyclopedias, books, book chapters, software, and parent guides. She has served as a PI, co-PI, or leadership team member for 16 grants totaling more than 6 million dollars in funding from the National Science Foundation, the Department of Defense, the Texas Education Agency, and the Institute for Education Sciences. She has also received awards and fellowships for her research, teaching, and service.

She currently serves on nearly a dozen journals across the fields of education, psychology, and measurement. She is the Publications Chair for the Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders, a co-chair for the CEC Division of Research Student Awards Committee, and the incoming Vice President for CCBD.
Research Interests
Interventions for Students with Emotional & Behavioral Disorders
Single Case Research
Publications (journal articles, books, book chapters)*

1. Peltier, C., & Vannest, K. J. (2017). A meta-analysis of schema instruction on the problem solving performance of elementary students. Review of Educational Research, 87 (5), 889-920. Online first July 2017 *

2. Ganz, J. B., Morin, K., Foster, M. J., Vannest, K. J., Genc, D., Gregori, E., & Gerow, S. (2017). High-technology augmentative and alternative communication for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and complex communication needs: A meta-analysis. Augmentative and Alternative Communication. 33(4), 224-238. *

3. *Peltier, C., & Vannest, K. J. (2017). The effects of schema-based instruction on the mathematical problem solving of students with emotional and behavioral disorders. Behavioral Disorders. Online first May 2017 DOI: 10.1177/0198742917704647 (IF .972)

4. Peltier, C., & Vannest, K. J. (2017). Using the concrete representational abstract (CRA) instructional framework for mathematics with students identified with an emotional or behavioral disorder. Preventing School Failure. Online first August 2017 DOI: 10.1080/1045988X.2017.1354809 *

5. Soares, D.A., Harrison, J.R., Vannest, K.J. & McClelland, S.S. (2016). Effect size for token economy use in contemporary classroom settings: A meta-analysis and moderator analysis of single case research. School Psychology Review, 45 (5) 379-399

6. Peltier, C., & Vannest, K.J. (2016). Schema-based strategy instructional and the mathematical problem solving performance of two students with emotional or behavioral disorders. Education and Treatment of Children. 36, 521-543 *

7. Soares, D.A. George, C. C., & Vannest (2016). Screening and Progress Monitoring in Secondary Schools. In J. Harrison, B. Schultz, & S. Evans. School Mental Health Services for Adolescents. New York: Oxford University Press

8. Peltier, C. & Vannest, K.J. (2016). Utilizing the STAR strategy to improve the mathematical problem solving abilities of students with an emotional or behavioral disability. Beyond Behavior 26 (1) *

9. Vannest, K.J. & Ninci, J. (2015). Evaluating intervention effects in single case research designs. Journal of Counseling and Development.

10. Ninci, J., Vannest, K.J., Willson, V., & Zhang, N. (2015). Interrater agreement between visual analysts of single-case data: A Meta analysis. Behavior Modification, 39 (3), 370-391

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* Publication was joint-authored with students
Diss Publication was from a dissertation
ROS Publication was from a record of study

College of Education and Human Development Grants and Contracts (Current)

Meta-Analyses of Variables Related to Instruction in Augmentative and Alternative Communication Implementation. (Co-PI)
US Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences (Federal)
2018/09/01 - 2020/08/31
Total Funding: 600,000.

Board-certified Behavior Analyst Training for Teachers/Paraprofessionals: Preparing Researchers, Educators, & Parents (PREP): Tools for Autism and Behavior. (Co-I)
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (State)
2018/07/01 - 2020/06/30
Total Funding: 591,868.

Project TACTICAL. (PI)
Bossier Parish ISD - Department of Defense (Federal)
2017/09/25 - 2022/03/24
Total Funding: 30,000.

Project SOAR: Supporting Opportunities for Achievement and Resilience. (PI)
Bossier Parish ISD - Department of Defense (Federal)
2016/09/01 - 2021/08/31
Total Funding: 134,501.
Courses Taught
Former Doctoral Students
Tufan Adiguzel (Summer, 2008), Ph.D.
Catherine George (Fall, 2008), Ph.D.
Kimberly Harvey (Fall, 2008), Ph.D.
Judith R. Harriso (Spring, 2009), Ph.D.
David Kahn (Summer, 2011), Ph.D.
Denise Soares (Fall, 2011), Ph.D.
Susan Bruhl (Spring, 2012), Ph.D.
Benjamin Mason (Fall, 2012), Ph.D.
Wole Peters (Spring, 2013), Ph.D.
Bonnie Haecker (Fall, 2013), Ph.D.
John Davis (Summer, 2015), Ph.D.
Kristi Morin (Summer, 2017), Ph.D.
Corey James Peltier (Fall, 2017), Ph.D.
Editorial Positions

Editorial Board Member (2017 - ). Psychological Assessment

Editorial Board Member (2015 - ). Journal of Special Education

Editorial Board Member (2008 - ). Behavioral Disorders

Editorial Board Member (2008 - ). School Psychology Quarterly


(2007). Montague Teaching Scholar.  Center for Teaching Excellence, Texas A & M University.

(2007). Outstanding New Faculty Member.  CEHD, TAMU

(2005). Fish Camp Namesake.  Associated Student Body, TAMU

(2004). Regents Fellow.  Regents Initiative, TAMU

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