Office of the Dean

Center for Community Schools
Principal Investigator: Amy Ellis, Ed.D.
Sponsor: Florida Board of Governors
Total Award: $ 3,085,000

Florida Center for Students with Unique Abilities
Principal Investigator: Paula Kohler, Ph.D.
Sponsor: State of Florida
Total Award: $3,000,000

National Technical Assistance Center on Transition (NTACT)
Principal Investigator: Paula Kohler, Ph.D.
Sponsor: University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Total Award: $1,442,085

Developing Assessments and Data Collection Methodologies for Training and Education in Support of Special Operations for Social Cultural Intelligence of the Battlespace
Principal Investigator: Tracy Saint Benoit, Ph.D.
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Defense
Total Award: $445,000

Tourism Oriented Policy Leadership Program for Special Forces Protective Services (SFSP)
Principal Investigator: Ross Wolf, Ph.D.
Sponsor: Engility Corporation
Total Award: $356,377

2019-2020 John Scott Daily Florida Institute of Government
Principal Investigator: Mari Rains, M.S.
Sponsor: Florida State University
Total Award: $85,000

Counselor Education and School Psychology

Project Harmony
Principal Investigator: Sejal Barden, Ph.D.
Co-Principal Investigator: Dalena Taylor, Ph.D.
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Total Award: $9,627,620

Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training Program
Principal Investigator: W. Bryce Hagedorn, Ph.D.
Co-Principal Investigator: K. Dayle Jones, Ph.D.
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Total Award: $1,912,284

Criminal Justice

The Seminole County System of Care (SCSOC) Expansion Evaluation
Principal Investigator: Kristina Kay Fisher, Ph.D.
Co-Principal Investigator: Kimberly Gryglewicz, Ph.D.
Sponsor: Community Initiatives Inc.
Total Award: $356,542

Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program
Principal Investigator: Kristina Fisher, Ph.D.
Sponsor: Seminole County Sheriff’s Office
Total Award: $185,936

2018-2019 UCF Student Support for the Orange County Sheriff's Office
Principal Investigator: William Moreto, Ph.D.
Sponsor: Orange County Sheriff’s Office
Total Award: $69,312

Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program
Principal Investigator: Kristina Kay Fisher, Ph.D.
Sponsor: Seminole County Sheriff's Office
Total Award: $54,025

Health Management and Informatics

The Impact of the Timing and Sequencing of Physical Therapy on the Overall Healthcare Costs in New York State
Principal Investigator: Xinliang Liu, Ph.D.
Co-Principal Investigator: Latarsha Chrisholm, Ph.D.
Co-Principal Investigator: William Hanney, Ph.D.
Sponsor: New York Physical Therapy Association
Total Award: $280,808

Operationalizing Person-Centered Care in South Florida Substance Use Disorder & Mental Health Disorder Treatment Programs
Principal Investigator: Barbara Andraka-Christou, Ph.D.
Co-Principal Investigator: Kendall Hays Cortelyou-Ward, Ph.D.
Co-Principal Investigator: Meghan Gabriel, Ph.D.
Co-Principal Investigator: Danielle Atkins, Ph.D.
Sponsor: Health Foundation of South Florida
Total Award: $57,884

National I-Corps Program: Analyzing Data Completeness and Inconsistency to Reduce Misdiagnosis and Mitigate Reimbursement Errors
Principal Investigator: Varadraj Gurupur, Ph.D.
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Total Award: $50,000

Learning Sciences and Educational Research

Teacher Dashboard Informed by Real-Time Multichannel Self-Regulated Learning Data
Principal Investigator: Roger Azevedo, Ph.D.
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Total Award: $1,165,837

Project ELEVATE (English Learner Excellence eVolving through Advanced Teacher Education)/Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Program
Principal Investigator: Gillian Eriksson, Ph.D.
Co-Principal Investigator: Haiyan Bai, Ph.D.
Sponsor: Seminole County Public Schools
Total Award: $1,057,548

Reading Assessment Validity, Program Fidelity and Teacher Effectiveness
Principal Investigator: Laurie Campbell, Ph.D.
Co-Principal Investigator: Glenn Lambie, Ph.D.
Sponsor: Istation
Total Award: $756,251

Supporting Student Planning with Open Learner Models in Middle Grades Science
Principal Investigator: Roger Azevedo, Ph.D.
Sponsor: North Carolina State University
Total Award: $555,038

Improving Science Problem Solving with Adaptive Game-Based Reflection Tools
Principal Investigator: Roger Azevedo, Ph.D.
Sponsor: North Carolina State University
Total Award: $250,000

Diagnostic Inventories of Cognition in Education (DICE)
Principal Investigator: Roger Azevedo, Ph.D.
Sponsor: University of Georgia
Total Award: $182,014

School of Public Administration

2019 Orange County Capacity Building for Nonprofits
Principal Investigator: Deborah Anne Carroll, Ph.D.
Sponsor: Orange County Board of County Commissioners
Total Award: $150,000

Enhancing Community Resilience to Floods: A Theoretical Framework of Community Participation in Federal Voluntary Programs
Principal Investigator: Abdul-Akeem Sadiq, Ph.D.
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Total Award: $88,492

Puerto Rico Impact and Unmet Needs Assessment
Principal Investigator: Christopher Emrich, Ph.D.
Sponsor: Horne, LLP
Total Award: $56,545

The Impact of a Revenue Neutral Carbon Tax on Substitution of Natural Gas for Coal in the Electricity Sector
Principal Investigator: Kelly Ann Stevens, Ph.D.
Co-Principal Investigator: Deborah Anne Carroll, Ph.D.
Sponsor: Alliance for Market Solutions
Total Award: $50,000

School of Teacher Education

Enhancing Quality in Teacher Preparation in Mathematics within Urban Partnerships
Principal Investigator: Mary Little, Ph.D.
Co-Principal Investigator: Debbie Hahs-Vaughn, Ph.D.
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Education
Total Award: $3,388,951

Dual Language Support through Technology Enhanced Programs and Strategies (DL STEPS)
Principal Investigator: Joyce Nutta, Ph.D.
Co-Principal Investigator: Jerry Johnson, Ph.D.
Co-Principal Investigator: Kerry Purmensky, Ph.D.
Co-Principal Investigator: Florin Mihai, Ph.D.
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Education
Total Award: $2,691,313

Micro-credentialing of English Learner Teaching Skills (MELTS)
Principal Investigator: Joyce Nutta, Ph.D.
Co-Principal Investigator: Kerry Purmensky, Ph.D.
Co-Principal Investigator: Florin Mihai, Ph.D.
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Education
Total Award: $2,441,766

Preparing Next Generation Special Education Leadership Scholars
Principal Investigator: Lisa Dieker, Ph.D.
Co-Principal Investigator: Eleazar Vasquez, Ph.D.
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Education
Total Award: $1,250,000

Preparing Next Generation Special Education Leadership Scholars
Principal Investigator: Lisa Dieker, Ph.D.
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Education
Total Award: $1,250,000

Preparing Scholars to Lead Inclusion and Transition (LEAD IT)
Principal Investigator: Rebecca Hines, Ph.D.
Co-Principal Investigator: Lisa Dieker, Ph.D.
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Education
Total Award:  $1,250,000

Preparing Special Educators in Autism Spectrum Disorders
Principal Investigator: Eleazar Vasquez, Ph.D.
Co-Principal Investigator: Cynthia Pearl, Ph.D.
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Education
Total Award: $1,250,000

Preparing Special Education Teachers and Speech-Language Practitioners in Autism Spectrum Disorders
Principal Investigator: Eleazar Vasquez, Ph.D.
Co-Principal Investigator: Jacqueline Towson, Ph.D.
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Education
Total Award: $1,250,000

Project Bridges: Interdisciplinary Preparation in Special Education
Principal Investigator: Mary Little, Ph.D.
Co-Principal Investigator: Oliver Edwards, Ph.D.
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Education
Total Award: $1,250,000

Technology Enhanced Learning Enabled by Partner Organizations, Research, and Teaching Success: TELEPORTS
Principal Investigator: Matthew Marino, Ph.D.
Co-Principal Investigator: Lisa Dieker, Ph.D.
Co-Principal Investigator: Eleazar Vasquez, Ph.D.
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Education
Total Award: $1,250,000

National Urban Special Education Leadership Initiative: Preparing Special Education Administrators
Principal Investigator: Suzanne Martin, Ph.D.
Sponsor: US Department of Education
Total Award: $1,217,172

Bridges: Special Education Preparation in Intensive Interventions
Principal Investigator:  Mary Little, Ph.D.
Co-Principal Investigator: Cynthia Pearl, Ph.D.
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Education
Total Award: $1,211,321

Successfully Teaching Educators about Primary Sources (STEPS)
Principal Investigator: Scott Waring, Ph.D.
Co-Principal Investigator: Richard Hartshorne, Ph.D.
Sponsor: Library of Congress
Total Award: $1,148,000

Technical Assistance and Training System 2018-2019
Principal Investigator: Marisa Macy, Ph.D.
Sponsor: Florida Department of Education
Total Award: $993,750

STEM Satellites: A Mobile Mathematics and Science Initiative for Orlando Metropolitan Area Children’s Hospitals
Principal Investigator: Megan Nickels, Ph.D.
Co-Principal Investigator: Sarah Bush, Ph.D.
Sponsor: Orlando Science Center
Total Award: $458,579

State Science and Engineering Fair of Florida 2019-2020
Principal Investigator: Su Gao, Ph.D.
Sponsor: Florida Department of Education
Total Award: $72,032