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Meaghan McCollow

​​Dr. Meaghan McCollow

​​Assistant Professor, Special Education
Counseling and Special Education
EHS 346
(989) 774-7579

​Spring 2014 Office Hours:
Monday 1:00pm-3:30pm
Tuesday 1:3​0pm-4:00pm

Educational Background:
Ph.D. University of Washington, 2013
M.S.T. Pace University, 2008
B.M. Northern Arizona University, 2004

Research Interests:
Examining the effectiveness of self-management strategies, promoting teacher implementation of evidence-based practice, and identifying effective professional development for special educators

Recent Publications:

McCollow, M., Davis, C. A., & Copland, M. (2013). Creating success for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their teachers: Building district-based support teams. Journal for Cases in Educational Leadership, 16(1), 12-19. DOI: 10.1177/1555458913478426

West, E., McCollow, M., Umbarger, G., Kidwell, J., & Cote, D. (2013). Evidence based practices for students with intellectual disability and autism spectrum disorders. Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 48(4), 443-455.

​Greenway, R. M., McCollow, M., Hudson, R. F., Peck, C., & Davis, C. A. (2013). Autonomy and accountability: Teacher perspectives on evidence-based practice and decision-making for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 48(4), 456-468.


Recent Presentations:

McCollow, M., & Davis, C. A. (January 2014). "Increasing implementation of effective teaching: A professional development model of least-to-most supports for special educators". Poster presented at the DADD annual conference, Clearwater Beach, FL.

Shurr, J., & McCollow, M. (January 2014). "Research in severe disabilities: Special education and beyond". Paper presented at the DADD annual conference, Clearwater Beach, FL.

Shurr, J., Perner, D., Jasper, A., & McCollow, M. (December 2013). "Professionals united: A review of current multidisciplinary research in severe disabilities". Poster presented at the TASH annual conference, Chicago, IL.

McCollow, M., & Shurr, J. (November 2013). "Bullying and youth with disabilities: Contributing factors, personal experiences, and implications moving forward". Poster presented at the Human Rights, Literature, the Arts, and Social Sciences International Conferences, Mt. Pleasant, MI.

McCollow, M., Davis, C.A., Levy, E., & Sainato, D. (October 2013). "Utilizing antecedent strategies in early childhood settings". Poster presented at the annual Division for Early Childhood conference, San Francisco, CA.

McCollow, M., Blum, G., Hackett, J., Patish, Y., & Pierce, J. (May 2013). "Conceptualizing the Dilemmas of Implementation Through a Socio-Cultural Lens: A Qualitative Study Examining Tools, People, and Organizations." Poster presented at the Seattle Implementation Research Conference, Seattle, WA.

McCollow, M., Davis, C.A., Pierce, J., & Patish, Y. (April 2013). "Sustaining implementation of evidence-based practices through coaching." Paper presented at the Council for Exceptional Children annual convention, San Antonio, TX.

McCollow, M., & Liberty, L. (April 2013). "Professional Judgment: Its impact on the implementation of evidence-based practices." Paper presented at the Council for Exceptional Children annual convention, San Antonio, TX.

Hudson, R.F., Blum, G.I., Greenway, R.M., Hackett, J., Kidwell, J., Liberty, L., McCollow, M., Pierce, J., Schulze, M., Smith, M., Peck, C., & Davis, C.A. (April 2013). "Practitioner Perspectives on Evidence-Based Practices: Dilemmas of Policy and Practice".   Paper presented at the Council for Exceptional Children annual convention, San Antonio, TX.

West, E., Stodden, B., Cook, B., Umbarger, G., Cote, D., McCollow, M., & Kidwell, J. (January 2013). "Evidence-based practices for students with intellectual disability and autism spectrum disorders". Paper presented at the Council for Exceptional Children – Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities annual conference, Kona, HI.

McCollow, M., & Davis, C.A. (January 2013). "Addressing the problems of practice in social skills instruction for students with ASD". Paper presented at the Council for Exceptional Children – Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities annual conference, Kona, HI.

Service Interests:

Member of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) and several divisions including ​Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities (DADD), Division on Early Childhood (DEC), Teacher Education Division (TED), and Division on Research (DR). Also a member of Association for Applied Behavior Analysis International (ABAI), Association for Positive Behavior Supports (APBS), and The Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps (TASH). I serve on the editorial board for the Journal of Early Intervention. In addition, I have worked with the disABILITY Network of Mid-Michigan. 


Favorite Quote:

"I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do." (Helen Keller)
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