Research & Projects

Disability & Psychoeducational Studies

We are actively engaged in teaching, research, and service designed to make a difference in the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities, special abilities, and special needs. Individual biographies of DPS faculty and staff provide additional information about teaching, research, service, and personal interests.

Faculty members have secured grant funding from a variety of sources. Principal investigators currently administer over $4,150,000 in grant awards which support students in their studies and/or provide research opportunities for students and faculty in programs within the DPS divisions. This index lists some grants that have been in operation within the past 5 years or are currently in operation; this list is in no way comprehensive.

Administration Leadership  
Doctoral Leadership in Special Education Administration (Grant Ended) Federal Grant
Bilingual Learning Disabilities (BiLD)  
Project INTERFACE - Interdisciplinary Preparation of Bilingual/ESL LD Teachers and Diagnosticians Federal Grant
Project INTERFACE 2000 - Interdisciplinary Preparation of Bilingual/ESL LD Teachers and Diagnosticians Federal Grant
Deaf/Hard of Hearing (D/HH)  
Southwestern Project - To Prepare Teachers of Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing Federal Grant
Learning Disabilities (LD)  
Project ACT - Arizona Cross-Categorical Teacher Federal Grant
Grant Ended: INTERSTELLAR Teach Project - Interdisciplinary Special Education Teacher Preparation for Improving the Education of Students with Learning, Language, And Related Disabilities in Inclusive High Poverty Settings Federal Grant
FIPSE - Fund for Improving Secondary Education - Collaborative Rehabilitation Education Efforts with Universities in Mexico and Canada Federal Grant
Project Undergraduate and Graduate Training Navajo Nation
Project - Undergraduate in Rehabilitation Federal Grant
Project - Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling Federal Grant
CRP/RCEP - Community Rehabilitation Program/Rehabilitation Continuing Education Program State Grant
CSPD - Comprehensive System of Personnel Development Federal Grant
Arizona Intergovernmental Agreement with AZ RSA State Grant
Project - Doctoral Education Federal Grant
Severe & Multiple Disabilities  
Preparation for Teachers of Students with Severe/Multiple Disabilities Federal Grant
Project RIMES 2000 - Preparation in Reading Instructional Methods of Efficacy with Students At Risk for Learning Disabilities and At-Risk English Language Learners (Grant Ended) Federal Grant
Grant Ended: Meyerson Foundation Project on Research, Advocacy, and Policy Studies on Disability - Richard J. Morris, Ph.D., Project Director (Grant Ended) David & Minnie Meyerson Foundation
Visual Impairment  
Preparation of Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments through Parallel Models, with Community Mentor Support Federal Grant
AnimalWatch VI Suite: A Comprehensive Program to Increase Access to Math for Students with Visual Impairments Federal Grant
Southwest Preparation of Teachers of Visually Impaired Learners, with Enrichment in Early Childhood Education and Assistive Technology (IDEA) Federal Grant
Preparation of Orientation and Mobility Specialists in Tucson and Phoenix State Grant
Arizona Teacher Preparation in Low Incidence Disabilities (Visual Impairment) State Grant
School Psychology