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University of Oregon

The Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Behavioral and Family Supports Sciences at the University of Oregon reflects a collaboration between the College of Education Department of Special Education and the Child and Family Center. The focus of the appointment is on research addressing school-wide behavior support practices and integration of family support systems within schools, as well as methodological issues of studying intervention effects. Fellows will work with Drs. Tom Dishion and Robert Horner, with specific tasks related to (a) analysis of existing research databases, (b) designing and conducting intervention research, (c) development of conceptual/synthesis papers, (d) development of grant proposals, (e) development of advanced research and data analysis skills, and (f) professional presentations in multiple forums.

Principal Investigator: Gerald Tindal


» Preparing Education Scientists: A Postdoctoral Training Program Emphasizing Rigorous Research on Systems-Level Prevention and Remediation of Academic and Behavioral Problems

This postdoctoral training program will support and train four post-doctoral fellows with expertise in the following areas: (1) research design and implementation; (2) applied content expertise; and (3) methodology and data analysis. Each fellow will participate in a 2-year, advanced training and research experience. In the first year of the program, fellows will collaborate with the researchers to build an individualized fellowship training plan that will guide their training and research experiences over the course of the 2-year fellowship. Each fellow will choose two research grants as program anchors. The research projects that the fellows can choose from correspond to the full continuum of the five goals in the IES framework. The nine research projects (eight are IES-funded) and three extant databases will provide postdoctoral fellows with direct and systematic opportunities to participate and collaborate on prevention and intervention research that cuts across a range of educationally significant topics including, literacy, mathematics, English learners, and behavioral intervention. Each fellow will focus his or her training experience on two content areas and within one or two IES goals.

The three critical features of the training program are (1) an emphasis on both academic and behavioral challenges; (2) a systems-level approach to prevention and intervention in education; and (3) correspondence with IES goals. The available projects utilize a range of rigorous research designs and advanced statistical analyses, including randomized control trials and hierarchical linear modeling. During their 2-year appointments, fellows will audit coursework, participate in grant writing, participate in research, deliver presentations at professional conferences, and produce manuscripts for submission to a peer-reviewed journal.

Principal Investigator: Scott Baker