Office of the Dean

Florida Center for Students with Unique Abilities
Principal Investigator: Janice Seabrooks-Blackmore, Ph.D.
Sponsor: State of Florida
Award Period: 7/1/2016 to 6/3/2023
Total Award: $14,684,565

Center for Community Schools
Principal Investigator: Amy Ellis, Ed.D.
Sponsor: Florida Board of Governors
Award Period: 7/1/2020 to 6/30/2021
Total Award: $6,749,736

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
Award Period: 9/30/2020 to 9/29/2025
Total Award: $7,499,995
Website

UCF-Aspire Behavioral Health Paraprofessional Training Program
Principal Investigator: K. Dayle Jones, Ph.D.
Co-Principal Investigator: W. Bryce Hagedorn, Ph.D.
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Award Period: 9/1/2020 to 8/31/2024
Total Award: $1,954,347

UCF-Aspire Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training Program
Principal Investigator: W. Bryce Hagedorn, Ph.D.
Co-Principal Investigators: K. Dayle Jones, Ph.D., J. Richelle Joe, Ph.D. and Viki Kelchner, Ph.D.
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Award Period: 9/30/2017 to 8/31/2021
Total Award: $1,893,811
Website

UCF-Aspire Opioid Workforce Expansion Program
Principal Investigator: K. Dayle Jones, Ph.D.
Co-Principal Investigators: W. Bryce Hagedorn, Ph.D. and Gulnora Hundley, Ph.D.
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Award Period: 9/1/2019 to 8/31/2022
Total Award: $494,412
Website

Criminal Justice

Safe Transitions: Longitudinal Examination of Domestic Violence Transitional Housing Models on Survivor Outcomes
Principal Investigator: Bethany Backes, Ph.D.
Co-Principal Investigators:  Erica Fissel, Ph.D., Alison Cares, Ph.D., Jacqueline Woerner, Ph.D., and Julia O'Connor, Ph.D.
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Justice
Award Period: 11/1/2020 to 10/31/2025
Total Award: $1,000,000
Website

Evaluation on Stepping Up Efforts to Improve Mental Health Services and Justice Evaluation
Principal Investigator: Jill Viglione, Ph.D.
Sponsor: George Mason University
Award Period: 9/3/2019 to 7/31/2021
Total Award: $398,318

Evaluation of Institute on Coordinated Community Response
Principal Investigator: Bethany Backes, Ph.D.
Sponsor: The Conference on Crimes Against Women, Inc.
Award Period: 9/1/2019 to 7/31/2022
Total Award: $138,217

An Examination of Rapid Change in Community Corrections Agencies as a Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
Principal Investigator: Jill Viglione, Ph.D.
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Award Period: 5/1/2020 to 4/30/2021
Total Award: $105,467
Website

2019-2020 UCF Student Support for the Orange County Sheriff's Office
Principal Investigator: William Moreto, Ph.D.
Sponsor: Orange County Sheriff's Office
Award Period: 11/1/2020 to 10/31/2021
Total Award: $72,925

Older Victims of Sexual and Domestic Violence: Understanding Gaps in System Responses and Community
Principal Investigator: Bethany Backes, Ph.D.
Sponsor: The University of Texas Medical Branch
Funding Period: 10/1/2019 to 3/31/2021
Total Award: $71,505

Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program
Principal Investigator: Kristina Kay Fisher, Ph.D.
Sponsor: Seminole County Sheriff's Office
Award Period: 1/16/2019 to 12/31/2021
Total Award: $54,025

Examining the Role, Function and Potential of Ranger Associations: A multi-method, cross-national assessment
Principal Investigator: William Moreto, Ph.D.
Sponsor: Global Wildlife Conservation
Award Period: 12/1/2020 to 12/31/2021
Total Award: $51,780

A Study of U.S. Correctional Workers' Wellbeing, Organizations, Roles, and Knowledge
Principal Investigator: Meghan Mitchell, Ph.D.
Sponsor: UCF Vice President for Research
Award Period: 1/11/2021 to 1/10/2022
Total Award: $35,882

A Multilevel Analysis of Hate Crime Commission Using NCVS and UCR Data
Principal Investigator: Matt Nobles, Ph.D.
Sponsor: University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa
Award Period: 8/1/2019 to 7/30/2021
Total Award: $17,735

Preparing High-Risk Inmates for Successful Reentry: Development and Evaluation of a Restrictive Housing Step Down
Principal Investigator: Ryan Labrecque, Ph.D.
Sponsor: Charles Koch Foundation
Award Period: 8/1/2019 to 6/30/2021
Total Award: $13,319

Educational Leadership and Higher Education

Improving Transfer Student Learning and Academic Success Through Peer Academic Coaching
Principal Investigator: Amanda Wilkerson, Ed.D.
Sponsor: UCF Vice President for Research
Award Period: 1/11/2021 to 1/10/2022
Total Award: $74, 567

Global 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 Investigators: Latarsha Chisholm, Ph.D. and William Hanney, Ph.D.
Sponsor: New York Physical Therapy Association
Award Period: 4/21/2014 to 4/20/2021
Total Award: $280,808

Florida Dependency Court Evaluation Initiative 
Principal Investigator: Barbara Andraka-Christou, Ph.D., J.D.
Co-Principal Investigators: Yara Asi, Ph.D. and Danielle Atkins, Ph.D.
Sponsor: Florida Supreme Court
Award Period: 6/1/2020 to 9/30/2022
Total Award: $146,786

Quality of Medication Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in Medicaid-enrollees: The Effects of State Policies and Initiatives
Principal Investigator: Barbara Andraka-Christou, Ph.D., J.D.
Sponsor: RAND Corporation
Award Period: 5/1/2019 to 4/30/2021
Total Award: $67,716

Understanding the Interplay Between Privacy Policies and Security of Healthcare Firms
Principal Investigator: Sung Choi, Ph.D.
Sponsor: UCF College of Graduate Studies
Award Period: 8/21/2019 to 8/21/2021
Total Award: $26,166

Exploratory Mixed Method Study of Recovery Coaching for Family Members of Loved Ones with Substance Use Disorder
Principal Investigator: Danielle Atkins, Ph.D.
Sponsor: UCF Vice President for Research
Award Period: 1/11/2021 to 1/10/2022
Total Award: $20,000

The Use of Adult Day Programs among Caregivers of Persons Living with Dementia
Principal Investigator: Latarsha Chisholm, Ph.D.
Sponsor: Learning Institute for Elders at UCF
Award Period: 11/1/2020 to 10/31/2021
Total Award: $5,000

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
Award Period: 8/1/2018 to 3/31/2021
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
Award Period: 8/1/2015 to 7/31/2021
Total Award: $1,140,612

Supporting Student Planning with Open Learner Models in Middle Grades Science
Principal Investigator: Roger Azevedo, Ph.D.
Sponsor: North Carolina State University
Award Period: 8/15/2018 to 7/31/2021
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
Award Period: 8/1/2018 to 3/31/2021
Total Award: $250,000

Collaborative Research/Research Initiation: What Practice Makes Perfect
Principal Investigator: Haiyan Bai, Ph.D.
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Award Period: 9/1/2019 to 8/31/2021
Total Award: $94,956

Diagnostic Inventories of Cognition in Education
Principal Investigator: Roger Azevedo, Ph.D.
Sponsor: The University System of George: Board of Regents
Award Period: 8/8/2018 to 6/30/2021
Total Award: $123,860

Examining the Use of Self-Regulatory Processes during Game-Based Learning Among Students with Cognitive or Learning Disabilities
Principal Investigator: Michelle Taub
Sponsor: UCF College of Graduate Studies
Award Period: 1/5/2020 to to 1/4/2022
Total Award: $50,537

Effectiveness of Immersive Virtual Reality to Augment Teachers' Instructional Decision-Making for Teaching Self-Regulation During STEM Learning
Principal Investigator: Roger Azevedo, Ph.D.
Sponsor: European Association for Research on Learning
Award Period: 9/25/2020 to 8/31/2022
Total Award: $11,419

School of Public Administration

The New First Line of Defense: Building Community Resilience through Residential Risk Disclosure Resilience
Principal Investigator: Christopher Emrich, Ph.D.
Co-Principal Investigators: Jacopo Baggio, Thomas Wahl, Kristy Lewis and Sonia Stephens
Sponsor: National Academy of Sciences
Award Period: 10/1/2019 to 9/30/2022
Total Award: $2,345,852

Leveraging Smart Technologies and Managing Community Resilience through Networked Communities and Cross-Sector Partnerships
Principal Investigator: Yue Ge, Ph.D.
Co-Principal Investigators: Jeremy Hall, Ph.D., Naim Kapucu, Ph.D., Liqiang Wang
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Award Period: 9/1/2020 to 8/31/2023
Total Award:  $1,225,000

Collaborative Research: Assessing the Impact of Lead Agency Cross-Functional Authority on City Sustainability Outcomes
Principal Investigator: Christopher Hawkins, Ph.D.
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Award Period: 9/1/2020 to 8/31/2022
Total Award: $115,380

Assessing Equity in Disaster Recovery Funding
Principal Investigator: Christopher Emrich, Ph.D.
Sponsor: University of Iowa
Award Period: 9/16/2019 to 9/16/2022
Total Award: $97,142

Supporting GLO CDBG-DR Mitigation and Recovery Planning
Principal Investigator: Christopher Emrich, Ph.D.
Sponsor: Texas General Land Office
Award Period: 1/30/2020 to 1/29/2021
Total Award: $78,677

Developing the Infrastructure for a Puerto Rico Wood Products Team
Principal Investigator: Luis Santiago
Sponsor: University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus
Award Period: 9/1/2019 to 7/31/2021
Total Award: $76,221

UCF Downtown Partnership AmeriCorps Planning Program
Principal Investigator: Thomas Bryer, Ph.D.
Sponsor: Volunteer Florida
Award Period: 8/1/2020 to 7/31/2021
Total Award: $73,981

Bridging Information, Uncertainty and Decision-Making in Hurricanes Using an Interdisciplinary Perspective
Principal Investigator: Yue Ge, Ph.D.
Sponsor: Purdue University
Award Period: 1/1/2019 to 9/30/2021
Total Award: $42,493

Comprehensive Resilience Analysis of Shoreline Changes in South Puerto Rico
Principal Investigator: Luis Santiago, Ph.D.
Sponsor: University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus
Award Period: 8/1/2019 to 10/31/2022
Total Award: $34,862

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
Award Period: 10/1/2018 to 9/31/2021
Total Award: $3,586,797
Website

Dual Language Support through Technology Enhanced Programs and Strategies 
Principal Investigator: Joyce Nutta, Ph.D.
Co-Principal Investigators: Jerry Johnson, Ph.D.,  Kerry Purmensky, Ph.D. and Florin Mihai, Ph.D.
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Education
Award Period: 9/1/2017 to 8/31/2021
Total Award: $2,691,313
Website

Micro-credentialing of English Learner Teaching Skills 
Principal Investigator: Joyce Nutta, Ph.D.
Co-Principal Investigators: Kerry Purmensky, Ph.D. and Florin Mihai, Ph.D.
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Education
Award Period: 9/1/2016 to 8/31/2021
Total Award: $2,441,766
Website

Preparation through Residencies and Enhanced Partnerships
Principal Investigator: Rebecca Hines, Ph.D.
Co-Principal Investigators:  Roger Azevedo, Ph.D. and Lisa Dieker, Ph.D.
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Education
Award Period: 11/1/2019 to 10/31/2024
Total Award:  $1,606,626

Preparing Next Generation Special Education Leadership Scholars
Principal Investigator: Lisa Dieker, Ph.D.
Co-Principal Investigators: Michelle Taub, Ph.D. and Eleazar Vasquez, Ph.D.
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Education
Award Period: 1/1/2019 to 12/31/2021
Total Award: $1,250,000

Preparing Scholars to Lead Inclusion and Transition 
Principal Investigator: Rebecca Hines, Ph.D.
Co-Principal Investigator: Lisa Dieker, Ph.D. and Adam Myer, Ed.D.
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Education
Award Period: 1/1/2017 to 12/31/2021
Total Award:  $1,250,000

Preparing Special Educators in Autism Spectrum Disorders
Principal Investigator: Eleazar Vasquez, Ph.D.
Co-Principal Investigator: Matthew Marino, Ph.D.
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Education
Award Period: 1/1/2016 to 12/31/2021
Total Award: $1,250,000

Project SPEECH: Speech-Language Pathologists and Exceptional Educators Collaboration for Children with High Intensity Needs
Principal Investigator: Mary Little, Ph.D.
Co-Principal Investigators: Linda Rosa-Lugo, Ph.D. and Dena Slanda, Ph.D.
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Education
Award Period: 11/1/2019 to 10/31/2024
Total Award: $1,250,000
Website

National Urban Special Education Leadership Initiative: Preparing Special Education Administrators
Principal Investigator: Suzanne Martin, Ph.D.
Sponsor: US Department of Education
Award Period: 7/1/2015 to 6/30/2021
Total Award: $1,217,172
Website

Robots and Artificial Intelligence to Improve Social Skills for Elementary Students with ASD
Principal Investigator: Lisa Dieker, Ph.D.
Co-Principal Investigators: Rebecca Hines, Ph.D. and Charles Hughs, Ph.D.
Sponsor: UCP
Award Period: 1/1/2021 to 12/31/2025
Total Award: $997, 742

Technical Assistance and Training System for Programs Serving Prekindergarten Children with Disabilities
Principal Investigator: Marisa Macy, Ph.D.
Sponsor: Florida Department of Education
Award Period: 10/1/2020 to 9/30/2021
Total Award: $993,750

Collaborative Research: Transforming Undergraduate Mathematics Teacher Preparation Programs using the Professional Development: Research, Implementation, and Evaluation Framework
Principal Investigator: Sarah Bush, Ph.D.
Co-Principal Investigators: Janet Andreasen, Ph.D. and Farshid Safi, Ph.D.
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Award Period: 7/1/2020 to 6/30/2024
Total Award: $968,578

Technology Enhanced Learning Enabled by Partner Organizations, Research, and Teaching Success
Principal Investigator: Matthew Marino, Ph.D.
Co-Principal Investigator: Lisa Dieker, Ph.D.
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Education
Award Period: 1/1/2019 to 12/31/2023
Total Award: $923,306

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
Award Period: 1/1/2019 to 12/31/2023
Total Award: $750,000
Website

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
Award Period: 1/1/2019 to 12/31/2023
Total Award: $500,000

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
Award Period: 7/1/2016 to 6/30/2021
Total Award: $458,579

Developing and Testing Innovations: Enhancing Engagement and Conceptual Understanding of Fractions for Students with Learning Disabilities using the ModelME Curriculum
Principal Investigator: Matthew Marino, Ph.D.
Co-Principal Investigator: Michelle Taub, Ph.D.
Sponsor: North Carolina State University
Award Period: 3/1/2020 to 2/28/2023
Total Award: $332,715

Developing a Practice-based Interdisciplinary Teacher Preparation Program at the Intersection of Science, Second Language, and Literacy Acquisition
Principal Investigator: Su Gao, Ph.D.
Co-Principal Investigators: Haiyan Bai, Ph.D., Malcolm Butler, Ph.D., Joyce Nutta, Ph.D. and Vicky Zygouris-Coe, Ph.D.
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Award Period: 10/1/2020 to 9/3/2023
Total Award:  $300,000

IRIS Center and Technology Innovation Post Doctoral Scholar
Principal Investigator: Eleazar Vasquez, Ph.D.
Sponsor: Vanderbilt University
Award Period: 8/8/2018 to 8/7/2021
Total Award: $82,852

State Science Fair of Florida 2020-2021
Principal Investigator: Su Gao, Ph.D.
Sponsor: Florida Department of Education
Award Period: 7/1/2020 to 6/30/2021
Total Award: $72,032

Successfully Teaching Educators about Primary Sources 
Principal Investigator: Scott Waring, Ph.D.
Sponsor: Library of Congress
Award Period: 11/30/2019 to 9/30/2021
Total Award: $40,015
Website

Academic Language of STEM: Unpacking Next Generation Science Standards and Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Pre-Kindergarten Curriculum
Principal Investigator: Sara Michael Luna, Ph.D.
Sponsor: UCF Vice President for Research
Award Period: 1/11/2021 to 1/10/2022
Total Award: $23,000

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