Research Partners

SERA is a platform for organizing many research teams to collaboratively conduct high-quality, large-scale, and open replication studies with diverse samples in special education. Our current and prospective SERA Research Partners must meet the following requirements:

  1. Have training and relevant experience conducting research with fidelity and collecting high-quality data with student with or at risk for disabilities;
  2. Interest in and ability to conduct crowdsourced research by accessing students with or at risk for disabilities and/or other special education stakeholders;
  3. Affiliation with institution of higher education or other organization that conducts research in the United States (international members coming soon); and
  4. Willingness to have name and affiliation listed on SERA website.

Our research partners come from around the country representing each of the nine U.S. Census divisions. If you’re interested in becoming a SERA Research Partner, fill out the contact form here.

Midwest Region

East North Central Division


  • Allison Kroesch, Illinois State University
  • Amber Ray, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Carrie Anna Courtad, Illinois State University
  • Dan Maggin, University of Illinois Chicago
  • Erica Mason, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Federico Waitoller, The University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Jeongae Kang, Illinois State University
  • Jessica Hardy, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • Kara Hirano, Illinois State University
  • Kate Pepples, Illinois State University
  • Lara Smetana, Loyola University Chicago
  • Lisa Liberty, Northern Illinois University
  • Mark Zablocki, Illinois State University
  • Meghan Burke, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Samuel Whitley, Illinois State University
  • Sarah Conoyer, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
  • Yun-Ching Chung, Illinois State University


  • Andy Markelz, Ball State University
  • Argnuee Chitiyo, Ball State University
  • Hannah Schertz, Indiana University
  • Laura Bassette, Ball State University
  • Lisa Ruble, Ball State University
  • Mandy Rispoli, Purdue University
  • Maria Sciuchetti, Ball State University
  • Raschelle Neild, Ball State University
  • Scott Dueker, Ball State University
  • Susan Wilczynski, Ball State University
  • Yan Xin, Purdue University


  • Chaturi Edrisinha, Oakland University
  • Emily Bouck, Michigan State University
  • Eunsoo Cho, Michigan State University
  • John Palladino, Eastern Michigan University
  • Marisa Fisher, Michigan State University
  • Michael Kranak, Oakland University


  • Anthony Menendez, Cleveland State University
  • Brian Barber, Kent State University
  • Brooks Vostal, Bowling Green State University
  • Ching-I Chen, Kent State University
  • Christine Balan, Kent State University
  • Danielle Feeney, Ohio University
  • John Schaefer, Cleveland State University
  • Kelly Powell-Smith, Mount St. Joseph University
  • Michael Toland, University of Toledo
  • Moira Konrad, Ohio State University
  • Natasha Johnson, University of Toledo
  • Nate Stevenson, Kent State University
  • Pam Epler, Youngstown State University
  • Peña Bedesem, Kent State University
  • Sheila Morgan, Ohio State University
  • Todd Haydon, University of Cincinnati


  • Melinda Leko, University of Wisconsin-Madison
West North Central Division


  • Angela Tuttle Prince, Iowa State University
  • Anne Foegen, Iowa State University
  • Lisa Didion, University of Iowa
  • Seth King, University of Iowa


  • Glennda McKeithan, Univeristy of Kansas
  • Heidi Cornell, Wichita State University
  • Jason Travers, University of Kansas
  • Jennifer Bumble, University of Kansas
  • Kathleen Lynne Lane, University of Kansas
  • Kathleen Zimmerman, University of Kansas
  • Kristin Panos, Wichita State University
  • Reagan Murnan, Wichita State University
  • Marilyn Kaff, Kansas State University


  • Barbara S. Mitchell, Ph.D, Minnesota State University
  • James Kirk, Winona State University
  • Kinga Balint Langel, University of Minnesota-Duluth
  • Kristen McMaster, University of Minnesota
  • Savana Bak, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
  • Sam Choo, University of Minnesota


  • Delinda van Garderen, University of Missouri
  • Erica Lembke, University of Missouri
  • Janine Stichter, University of Missouri
  • Jessica Rodrigues, University of Missouri
  • Lisa Goran, University of Missouri
  • Matt Burns, University of Missouri
  • Sara Estrapala, University of Missouri
  • Tim Lewis, University of Missouri
  • Andresa A De Souza, University of Missouri-St. Louis


  • Apryl Poch, University of Nebraska-Omaha
  • Derek Rodgers, University of Nebraska
  • Jessica Hagaman, University of Nebraska-Omaha
  • Mandi Kern, University of Nebraska-Omaha

North Dakota

  • Joanna Ryan, University of North Dakota
  • Julyse Migan-Gandonou Horr, University of North Dakota

Northeast Region

Middle Atlantic Division

New Jersey

  • Amy Accardo, Rowan University
  • Lisa Vernon-Dotson, Rowan University

New York

  • Annie George-Puskar, Fordham University
  • Audrey Trainor, New York University
  • Beth Ferri, Syracuse University
  • Candace Mulcahy, Binghamton University
  • Christine Ashby, Syracuse University
  • Hyejung Kim, Binghamton University
  • Julia White, Syracuse University
  • Loretta Mason-Williams, Binghamton University
  • Martha Mock, University of Rochester
  • Samantha Daley, University of Rochester
  • Soyoung Park, Bank Street
  • Tammy Ellis-Robinson, University at Albany


  • Adrienne Woods, Pennsylvania State University
  • Andrew Wojcik, King’s College
  • Art Dowdy, Temple University
  • Esther Lindström, Lehigh University
  • Kristi Morin, Lehigh University
  • Mary Jean Tecce DeCarlo, Drexel University
  • Minyi Dennis, Lehigh University
  • Janet Sloand, Drexel University
  • Jenifer Frank, Penn State University
  • Joseph Boyle, Temple University
  • Paul Riccomini, Pennsylvania State University
  • Rachel Robertson, University of Pittsburgh
  • Sheila Conway, University of Pittsburgh
  • Tessa McCarthy, University of Pittsburgh
New England Division


  • Devin Kearns, University of Connecticut
  • Sally Drew, Central Connecticut State University
  • Mike Coyne, University of Connecticut


  • Audrey Bartholomew, University of New England
  • Deborah Rooks-Ellis, University of Maine
  • Sarah Howorth, University of Maine


  • Elizabeth Bettini, Boston University
  • Felicity Crawford, Boston University
  • Jennifer Green, Boston University
  • Jocelyn Kuhn, Boston University School of Medicine
  • John McKenna, University of Massachusetts-Lowell
  • Nancy Nelson, Boston University
  • Nate Jones, Boston University
  • Kristen Bottema-Beutel, Boston College
  • Kristin Murphy, University of Massachusetts-Boston
  • Robai Werunga, University of Massachusetts-Lowell
  • Sheila Macrine, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth
  • Songtian Zeng, University of Massachusetts-Boston
  • Zach Rossetti, Boston University

New Hampshire

  • Lance Neeper, Keene State College
  • Tanya Sturtz, Keene State College


  • Colby Kervick, University of Vermont
  • Kimberly Vannest, University of Vermont
  • Justin Garwood, University of Vermont

South Region

East South Central Division


  • Derrick W. Smith, University of Alabama in Huntsville
  • Greg Benner, The University of Alabama
  • Jennifer Jolly, The University of Alabama
  • Laci Watkins, The University of Alabama
  • Lucy Barnard-Brak, The University of Alabama
  • Margaret Flores, Auburn University
  • Peggy Shippen, Auburn University
  • Robin McWilliam, The University of Alabama
  • Robin Ennis, The University of Alabama-Birmingham
  • Sara McDaniel, The University of Alabama


  • Amy Spriggs, University of Kentucky
  • David Royer, University of Louisville
  • Ginevra Courtade, University of Louisville
  • Justin Cooper, University of Louisville
  • Justin Lane, University of Kentucky
  • Melinda Ault, University of Kentucky
  • Sally Shepley, University of Kentucky
  • Todd Whitney, University of Louisville


  • K. Alisa Lowrey, The University of Southern Mississippi
  • R. Alex Smith, The University of Southern Mississippi
  • Sara Platt, University of Mississippi
  • Svjetlana Curcic, University of Mississippi


  • Ann Kaiser, Vanderbilt University
  • Callie Welch, Tennessee Tech University
  • Cate Smith, University Of Tennessee
  • Dawn Rowe, East Tennessee State University
  • Jeanne Wanzek, Vanderbilt University
  • Jeannette Mancilla-Martinez, Vanderbilt Peabody College
  • Ka Grimes, Tennessee Technological University
  • Laurie Cutting, Vanderbilt University
  • Luann Ley Davis, University of Memphis
  • Sara Beth Hitt, East Tennessee State University
  • William Hunter, University of Memphis
South Atlantic Division


  • Rachel Juergensen, Delaware State University
  • Tia Barnes, University of Delaware


  • Ashley MacSuga-Gage, University of Florida
  • Carla Schmidt, University of Florida
  • Charles Dukes, Florida Atlantic University
  • Elizabeth Cramer, Florida International University
  • Jenny Root, Florida State University
  • Kelly Kearney, Florida Atlantic University
  • Kelly Whalon, Florida State University
  • Kerry Ann Wittel, Florida Atlantic University
  • Laura Steacy, Florida State University
  • Lindsey Chapman, University of Florida
  • Lisa Dieker, University of Central Florida
  • Mary Little, University of Central Florida
  • Mary McLean, University of Florida
  • Nicholas Gage, University of Florida
  • Rose Iovannone, University of South Florida
  • Shaqwana Freeman-Green, University of North Florida
  • Steve Hecht, Nova Southeastern University
  • Susanna Launder, Florida Atlantic University
  • Wendy Cavendish, University of Miami


  • Karin Fisher, Georgia Southern University
  • Kathryn Haughney, Georgia Southern University
  • Kevin Ayres, University of Georgia
  • Kristin Sayeski, University of Georgia
  • Kymberly Harris, Georgia Southern University
  • Margie Wiggins Jones, Mercer University
  • Melissa Driver, Kennesaw State University
  • Rachel Cagliani, University of Georgia
  • Scott Ardoin, University of Georgia


  • Gulnoza Yakubova, University of Maryland at College Park
  • Jade Wexler, University of Maryland
  • Kelli Cummings, University of Maryland
  • Susan De La Paz, University of Maryland
  • Seyma Intepe-Tingir, Univerity of Maryland
  • Yewon Lee, University of Maryland at College Park

North Carolina

  • Alicia Stewart, University of North Carolina-Charlotte
  • Amelia Moody, University of North Carolina-Wilmington
  • Bethany McKissick, East Carolina University
  • Crystalyn Goodnight, University of North Carolina-Wilmington
  • Debra Holzberg, University of North Carolina-Greensboro
  • Erin FitzPatrick, University of North Carolina-Charlotte
  • Fred Spooner, University of North Carolina-Charlotte
  • Heather Coleman, University of North Carolina-Greensboro
  • James Stocker, University of North Carolina-Wilmingotn
  • Jessica Steinbrenner, University of North Carolina
  • Kristen Beach, University of North Carolina-Charlotte
  • Marcie Rock, University of North Carolina-Greensboro
  • Nicole Dobbins, North Carolina A&T State University
  • Nicole Uphold, Coastal Carolina University
  • Robert Pennington, University of North Carolina-Charlotte
  • Samantha Gesel, University of North Carolina-Charlotte
  • Sharon Richter, University of North Carolina-Wilmington
  • Shawnee Wakeman, University of North Carolina-Charlotte
  • Tosha Owens, East Carolina University
  • Valerie Mazzotti, University of North Carolina-Charlotte

South Carolina

  • Abby Allen, Clemson University
  • Jane Everson, University of South Carolina
  • Katie Wolfe, University of South Carolina
  • Mark Samudre, University of South Carolina
  • Pam Stecker, Clemson University
  • Shanna Hirsch, Clemson University


  • Annemarie L. Horn, Old Dominion University
  • Betsy Talbott, William & Mary
  • Colleen Thoma, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Elisabeth Rice, George Washington University
  • Jodi Duke, George Mason University
  • Kristy Park, George Mason University
  • LaRon Scott, University of Virginia
  • Linda Mason, George Mason University
  • Lisa Morin, Old Dominion University
  • Margaret Weiss, George Mason University
  • Michael Kennedy, University of Virginia
  • Pam Baker, George Mason University
  • Peggy King-Sears, George Mason University
  • Rajiv Satsangi, George Mason University
  • Sabra Gear, Old Dominion University
  • Stephanie Morano, University of Virginia
  • Yaoying Xu, Virginia Commonwealth University

West Virginia

  • Alex Hollo, West Virginia University
  • Jennifer McFarland-Whisman, Marshall University
  • Lori Howard, Marshall University

Washington D.C.

  • Elizabeth Tuckwiller, The George Washington University
  • James Thomas Jackson, Howard University
  • Sarah Irvine Belson, American University
West South Central Division


  • Bruce Smith, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
  • Suzanne Kucharczyk, University of Arkansas
  • Julyse Migan-Gandonou Horr, Ouachita Baptist University
  • Kimberley Davis, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
  • Renee Speight, University of Arkansas


  • Paul Bole, University of New Orleans
  • Paul Mooney, Louisiana State University


  • Claudia Otto, Oklahoma State University
  • Corey Peltier, University of Oklahoma
  • Penny Cantley, Oklahoma State University


  • Alyson Collins, Texas State University
  • Ambra Green, University of Texas-Arlington
  • Audrey Sorrells, Texas Christian University
  • Bree Jimenez, University of Texas-Arlington
  • Carly Gilson, Texas A&M University
  • Elizabeth Swanson, University of Texas
  • Erinn Whiteside, Texas A&M University
  • Florina Erbeli, Texas A&M University
  • Jay Ganz, Texas A&M University
  • Jennifer Porterfield, Texas State University
  • Jessica Toste, University of Texas
  • John Romig, University of Texas-Arlington
  • Julie Thompson, Texas A&M University
  • Kathleen Kyzar, Texas Christian University
  • Kathy Ewoldt, University of Texas-San Antonio
  • Kelly Carrero, Texas A&M University-Commerce
  • Mack Burke, Baylor University
  • Michael Faggella-Luby, Texas Christian University
  • Natasha Strassfeld, The University of Texas-Austin
  • Nathan Clemens, The University of Texas-Austin
  • Paul Sale, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
  • Paul Yovanoff, Southern Methodist University
  • Richard Boon, The University of Texas-San Antonio
  • Russell B Lang, Texas State University
  • Sarah Powell, The University of Texas-Austin
  • Sharon Vaughn, The University of Texas-Austin
  • Stephen Ciullo, Texas State University

West Region

Mountain Division


  • Amy Papacek, Arizona State University
  • Chengan Yuan, Arizona State University
  • Juliet Hart Barnett, Arizona State University
  • Kathleen Puckett, Arizona State University
  • Monique Martinez, Northern Arizona University
  • Sarup Mathur, Arizona State University


  • Jeanine Coleman, University of Denver
  • Kathy Randolph, University of Colorado Colorado Springs


  • Aleksandra Hollingshead, University of Idaho
  • Celal Perihan, Idaho State University
  • Evelyn Johnson, Boise State University and Lee Pesky Learning Center
  • Gena Nelson, Boise State University
  • Jeremy Ford, Boise State University


  • Lindsay Diamond, University of Nevada-Reno
  • MaryAnn Demchak, University of Nevada-Reno
  • Shanon Taylor*, University of Nevada-Reno

New Mexico

  • Cathy (Huaqing) Qi, University of New Mexico


  • Brenda O’Keeffee, University of Utah
  • Cade Charlton, Brigham Young University
  • Christian Sabey, Brigham Young University
  • Greg Benner, Brigham Young University
  • Jared Morris, Brigham Young University
  • Kaitlin Bundock, Utah State University
  • Matthew Wappett, Utah State University
  • Ray Joslyn, Utah State University
  • Sarah Ivy, University of Utah
  • Sarah Pinkelman, Utah State University
  • Sharlene Kiuhara, University of Utah
  • Tim Slocum, Utah State University
  • Tina M. Taylor, Brigham Young University
Pacific Division


  • Amber Moran, University of California-Santa Barbara
  • Andrea Golloher, San José State University
  • Chris Lemons, Stanford University
  • Christopher Brum, San Diego State University
  • Jennifer Kong, Chapman University
  • John Mouanoutoua, California State University-Chico
  • Lauren Collins, San Diego State University
  • Mian Wang, University of California-Santa Barbara
  • Michael Solis, University of California-Riverside
  • Morgan Friedman, Loyola Marymount University
  • Paul Luelmo, San Diego State University
  • Rachel Lambert, University of California-Santa Barbara
  • Victoria Graf, Loyola Marymount University


  • Jenny Wells, University of Hawai’i-Mānoa
  • Lori Fulton, University of Hawai’i-Mānoa
  • Natalie Haggerty, University of Hawai’i-Mānoa
  • Paul Meng, University of Hawai’i-Mānoa
  • Sara Cook, University of Hawai’i-Mānoa
  • Shawna Ortogero, University of Hawai’i-Mānoa
  • Tierney Barcarse, University of Hawai’i-Mānoa
  • Roxanne Bristol,University of Hawai’i-Mānoa
  • Rumi Heine, University of Hawai’i-Mānoa


  • Christopher Murray, University of Oregon
  • James Sinclair, University of Oregon
  • Kent McIntosh, University of Oregon
  • Rhonda Nese, University of Oregon
  • Sylvia Linan-Thompson, University of Oregon
  • Wendy Machalicek, University of Oregon


  • Angel Fettig, University of Washington
  • Carly Roberts, University of Washington
  • Michael Dunn, Washington State University-Vancouver
  • Scott Spaulding, University of Washington