Smita Shukla Mehta

Professor, Educational Psychology
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Office: 
Matthews Hall 316-F
Phone: 
940-369-7168
Email: 
Smita.Mehta@unt.edu

I received my doctorate from the University of Oregon. My specialty is in the areas of severe behavior problems, severe disabilities, and inclusive education. My research interests include functional behavioral assessment and positive behavior support for individuals with developmental disabilities, analyzing the effect of teacher behavior on student performance, classroom management and instructional strategies, and inclusive education and support.


Published

*Balderaz, L., & Shukla Mehta, S. (2016). Computer Assisted Instruction to Improve Perspective-Taking Skills of Children with High Functioning Autism. Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 3, 24-41.

Boesch, M. C., Shukla Mehta, S., & De Fonte, A. (Accepted pending revisions; 2016). A Review comparing AAC systems yields mixed results indicating that a broad focus may lead to narrow recommendations. Evidence-Based Communication Assessment and Intervention, 10, 13-19.

Boesch, M. C., Shukla Mehta, S., & Da Fonte, M. A. (2016). A review comparing AAC intervention components yields a list of studied components, but conclusions regarding comparative effectiveness appear flawed. Evidence-Based Communication Assessment and Intervention, Evidence-Based Communication Assessment and Intervention, 10, 108-1137. 

*Crone, R., & Shukla Mehta, S. (2016). Effectiveness of parent training on generalized use of behavior analytic strategies for decreasing the problem behavior of children with autism. Education and Treatment of Children, 39, 64-94.ISSN: 19348924, 07488491; H Index: 21; SJR: 0.74

Callahan, K., Hughes, H. L., Shukla Mehta, S., Toussaint, K. A., Nichols, S. M. & Ma, P. S. (2016). Empirically and socially validated evidence-based practices in autism. Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, 38, 678-692. DOI: 10.1177/1088357616632446 (Online First)
Impact Factor:1.065; Ranking: Education, Special 16 out of 37; Rehabilitation (SSCI) 35 out of 69; Psychology, Developmental 53 out of 65

*Alward Haber, J., Shukla Mehta, S., & Combes, B. (2015). The extent of autism knowledge of novice alternatively certified special education teachers in Texas. Journal of Special Education Apprenticeship, 4, 1-17.

Schafer, E. C., Matthews, L., Mehta, S., *Hill, M., *Munoz, A., *Bishop, R., & *Moloney, M. (2013).  Personal FM systems for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and/or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD): An initial investigation. Communication Disorders, 46(1) 30-52. doi:10.1016/j.jcomdis.2012.09.002
SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 0.659; Impact Factor: 1.520; 5-Year Impact Factor: 1.737

*Hughes, H. L., Combes, B., & Mehta, S. (2012).  Managing autism:  Knowledge and training in autism spectrum disorders among special education administrators. Journal of Special Education Leadership, 25 (2), 90-98. Retrieved from http://www.casecec.org/documents/jsel/jsel_25.2.pdf.
Journal of CEC’s Council of Administrators of Special Education; Acceptance Rate 30%; ISSN: 15251810; Accession Number: 84429844

*Author was a student whom Dr. Mehta mentored for the study and publication.

Julie Leventhal

Lecturer, Educational Psychology
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Office: 
Matthews Hall 304-L
Phone: 
940-369-5405
Email: 
Julie.Leventhal@unt.edu

Arminta Lee Jacobson

Professor, Educational Psychology, Director, Center for Parent Education
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Office: 
Matthews Hall 304-A
Phone: 
940-565-2432
Email: 
arminta.jacobson@unt.edu

Accepted/In-press

International research on parenting and parent education: Collaborative conference & beyond. 42(1).

Jacobson, A. L. , & Seward, R. R.

Journal of Comparative Family Studies

 

Accepted/In-press

Impact of HIPPY on Home Learning Environments of Latino Families.

Nievar, A., Jacobson, A., Chen, Q. Johnson, U., Dier, S.

Early Childhood Research Quarterly

Published

The relationships between perceived parenting style, academic self-efficacy and college adjustment of freshman students

Jacobson, A. L., & Shaw, N. E.

TAFCS Research Journal, 1(1), 30-32

 

Published

Home visiting for at-risk families: A successful model for Latino families

Nievar, M. A., Jacobson, A., & Dier, S.

(ERIC Document Reproduction Service ED502647)

 

Published

Parent Education & Guidance.  In Bredehoft, D. J., & Walcheski, M. J. (Eds.) Family life education: Integrating theory & practice. (2nd ed.)  Minneapolis, MN

Jacobson, A. L.

National Council on Family Relations. [revision/rewrite]

Darrell M. Hull

Associate Professor, Educational Psychology
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Office: 
Matthews Hall 304-C
Phone: 
940-369-8565
Email: 
darrell.hull@unt.edu

Dr. Darrell Hull received his PhD in Educational Psychology from Baylor University. He has been involved in STEM and STEM education for more than 20 years, as principal investigator for several NSF and U.S. Department of Education programs. During the last 10 years he has conducted research on positive youth development in the Caribbean, working in the Bahamas, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, and Belize were he has directed randomized trial studies and quasi-experimental trials focused on adolescents. Based on his work with Item Response Theory and Generalizability Theory, Dr. Hull teaches measurement in the Educational Research PhD program and is a frequent psychometric consultant to assessment organizations in the DFW area.

Published

Media's moral messages: A rating form to assess moral content in media
Glover, R. J., Garmon, L. C., & Hull, D. M.
Journal of Moral Education

Transforming quantitative methods from black art to collective proficiency: Evidence from the literature and a national survey of doctoral training
Henson, R. K., Hull, D. M., & Williams, C.
Educational Researcher

An item-level examination of the factorial validity of the NEO-Five Factor Inventory
Hull, D. M., Beaujean, A. A., Worrell, F. C., & Verdisco, A.
Educational & Psychological Measurement

Career decisionmaking self-efficacy: The influence of positive youth development in unattached Jamaican youth
Hayes, D., Huey, E., Hull, D. M., & Saxon, T. F.
Journal of Career Development

Robin Kyle Henson

Professor, Educational Psychology
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Office: 
Matthews Hall 304-J
Phone: 
940-369-8385
Email: 
robin.henson@unt.edu

My background is a bit of winding road, but one that I believe was divinely guided by God. My early background was in youth ministry with undergraduate majors in Biblical studies and psychology from Evangel University (Springfield, MO). This evolved into a focus on counseling and masters degrees in general and clinical psychology, and eventually LPC licensure. Finally, I pursued a doctorate in educational psychology at Texas A&M University, and this led to my current research and teaching focus on methodology. I'm married to an incredible woman and have two awesome kids. In my spare time, I enjoy outdoor activities and being involved at New Life Church in Denton. And I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors, #15495).


Credentials:

Robin K. Henson, Ph.D., L.P.C.

Licensed Professional Counselor, Texas State Board of Examiners

of Professional Counselors, #15495

    Ph.D. – Educational Psychology, Texas A&M University

    M.A. – Clinical Psychology, University of Houston – Clear Lake

    M.A. – General Psychology, University of Houston – Clear Lake

    B.A. – Psychology and Biblical Studies (double major), Evangel University

 

TEACHING AREAS: 

    Educational Statistics

    Multiple Regression and Related Methods

    Multivariate Analysis

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

Methodological

    Applied general linear model analyses

    Measurement and assessment

    Reliability generalization 

Substantive

    Self-efficacy and motivational theory

    Educational psychology 

 

Accepted/In-press

Use of exploratory factor analysis in published research: Common errors and some comment on improved practice. In W. P. Vogt (Ed.), Selecting research methods.

Roberts, J. K.

Sage. [This chapter is a reprint of a prior 2006 article, selected by the editor for inclusion in this special collection.]

 

Accepted/In-press

Use of factor analysis techniques in the study of giftedness. In B. Thompson & R. Subotnik (Eds.), Research methodologies for conducting research on giftedness.

American Psychological Association

 

Accepted/In-press

Correlation. In G. Ritzer and J. M. Ryan (Eds.), Concise Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology.

Blackwell

 

Accepted/In-press

Reliability. In G. Ritzer and J. M. Ryan (Eds.), Concise Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology.

Blackwell

 

Submitted

Multiple regression as a tool for early childhood teacher preparation program evaluation.

Williams, C., Byrd, J., & Henson, R. K.

Rebecca J. Glover

Professor, Educational Psychology
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Office: 
Matthews Hall 304-G
Phone: 
940-565-4876
Email: 
becky.glover@unt.edu

Published

Media's Moral Messages: A rating form to assess moral content in media
Glover, R.J., Garmon, L.C., & Hull, D.M.
Journal of Moral Education

Teaching Human Development: A case for blended learning.
Cottle, N.R., & Glover, R.J.
Teaching of Psychology

A comparison of moral reasoning and moral orientation of American and Turkish university students.
Kuyel, N., & Glover, R.J.
Psychological Reports

Perceptions of custodial grandparents among young adults.
Hayslip, B., Jr., Glover, R.J., Harris, B., Miltenberger, P.B., Baird, A., & Kaminski, P.L.
Journal of Intergenerational Relationships

Custodial grandparenting: Perceptions of loss by traditional grandparent peers.
Hayslip, B., Jr., & Gl

Mary Estes

Principal Lecturer, Educational Psychology
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Office: 
Matthews Hall 304-F
Phone: 
940-565-2579
Email: 
Mary.Estes@unt.edu

Dr. Estes received her bachelor's degree from UNT in elementary education with minors in English and music, her master's degree from Texas Christian University in Special Education with licensure as an Educational Diagnostician, and her doctoral degree from UNT in Special Education with emphasis in Emotional/Behavioral Disorders. She taught in the Arlington, Texas public schools for 15 years in Special Education.


TEACHING AREAS:

 Special Education—introduction, learning strategies, behavioral management and assistive technology



RESEARCH INTERESTS:

 Special Education in charter schools; issues in assessment

Bertina Hildreth Combes

Professor, Educational Psychology, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Research
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Office: 
Matthews Hall 214-H
Phone: 
940-565-4325
Email: 
Bertina.Combes@unt.edu

TEACHING AREAS:

Learning Disabilities

    Mental Retardation

    Teacher Development 

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

    Transition Issues Related to High School Students with Learning Disabilities Entering Post-secondary Settings

    Mentoring

    Teacher Development

    Use of Juvenile Literature in Teaching About Disabilities 

 

Published

PAVES: A presentation strategy for beginning presenters in Inclusive Settings

Combes, B. H, Walker, M., Harrell, P. E., & Tyler-Wood, T.

Teaching Exceptional Children, 41(1), 42-47

 

Published

Multicultural special education transition programming. In F. E. Obiakor (Ed.). Multicultural Special Education (pp. 206-223)

Combes, B. H. & Durodoye, B.

Columbus, OH: Merrill Prentice Hall.

 

Published

Counselor intervention in the post-secondary planning of African American students with learning disabilities

Durodoye, B. A., Combes, B. H. & Bryant, R. M.

Professional School Counseling, 7(3), 133-140.

 

Published

Mentoring BUGS: An integrated science and technology Curriculum

Harrell, P.E., Walker, M., Hildreth, B., & Tyler-Wood, T.

Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching 23(4), 367-378.

 

Published

Increasing Diversity in a college of education: A mentoring program to attract underrepresented populations

Glover, R. J. Combes, B., Walker, M., Allen, D. D & Cowan, C.

Journal of Metropolitan Universities, 14 (1), 107-117

Judi Rockey Bradetich

Lecturer, Educational Psychology
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Office: 
Matthews Hall 322-E
Phone: 
940-565-3962
Email: 
judi.bradetich@unt.edu

Miriam Chacon Boesch

Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology
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Office: 
Matthews Hall 322-A
Phone: 
940-565-2293
Email: 
miriam.boesch@unt.edu

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