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Meaghan M McCollow, PhD, BCBA-D Faculty Profile

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Meaghan  M  McCollow, PhD, BCBA-D

Assistant Professor

Department of Educational Psychology

  • PhD, University of Washington
  • M.S.T., Pace University
  • Bachelor of Music, Northern Arizona University
Fall Semester 2018
Course #SecCourse TitleDaysFromToLocationCampusTextbook Info
SPED 60201Evid-based Practices M/S DisabM4:30PM8:15PMAE-0271Hayward Campus View Books
SPED 60901Adv Assess-Curric: M/S DisTH4:30PM8:15PMAE-0293Hayward Campus View Books

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Zucker, S. H., Fisher, K. W., McCollow, M. M., & West, E. A. (2017). Research informed practice in autism, intellectual disability, and developmental disabilities. DADD Online Journal: Research to Practice, 4(1), 1-5.

McCollow, M. M. (2017). Independence through visual supports. DADD Express 28(2), 3-4.

West, E. A., Travers, J., Kemper, T., Liberty, L., Cote, D., McCollow, M. M., & Brusnahan, L. (2016). Racial and ethnic diversity of participants in research supporting evidence-based practices for learners with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Special Education DOI: 10.1177/0022466916632495

Hudson, R.F., Peck, C., Davis, C., Blum, G., Greenway, R., Hackett, J., Kidwell, J., Liberty, L., McCollow, M. M., Patish, Y., Pierce, J., Schulze, M., & Smith, M. (2016). A socio-cultural analysis of practitioner perspectives on implementation of evidence-based practice in special education.  Journal of Special Education, 50, 27-36 DOI: 10/1177/0022466915613592

McCollow, M. M., & Schulze, M. (2016). Self-management: An evidence-based practice to support independence for students with moderate-to-severe intellectual disability. DADD Express, 37(1).

McCollow, M. M., Shurr, J., & Jasper, A. D. (2015). Cross-cultural experience in special education: The impact of a study abroad program for special education pre-service teacher candidates. DADD Online Journal: Research to Practice, 2, 66-88.

McCollow, M. M., Curiel, E., Davis, C. A., & Sainato, D. (2015). Utilizing antecedent strategies in early childhood settings. Young Exceptional Children DOI: 10.1177/1096250615576804

Shurr, J., Hirth, M., Jasper, A. D., McCollow, M., & Heroux, J. (2014). Another tool in the belt: Self-directed learning for teachers of students with moderate and severe disabilities. Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 33(1), 17-38.  

West, E., McCollow, M., Umbarger, G., Kidwell, J., & Cote, D. (2013). Current status of 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.

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

Book Chapters

McCollow, M. M., Shurr, J., & Jasper, A. D. (2015). Best practices in teacher training and professional development for including learners with low-incidence disabilities. In E. A. West (Ed.), Including learners with low-incidence disabilities. Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Edited Professional Publications

Harkins, E., & McCollow, M. M. (2018). Sexuality issues for students with IDD. DADD Express, 29(1).

National/International Conference Presentations

* indicates invited presentation

McCollow, M. M. & Congdon, M. (accepted for May 2018). Sexuality education and developmental disabilities: Supporting the development of sexually healthy individuals through behavior-based strategies. Paper to be presented at the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) annual convention, San Diego, CA.

Fisher, K. W., McCollow, M. M., Ruppar, A., McCabe, K., & Li, L. (accepted for April 2018). How to access social networks through leadership opportunities shapes special education teachers’ jobs. Roundtable presentation to be made at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) annual meeting, New York City, NY.

McCollow, M. M., Fisher, K. W., Ruppar, A., & McCabe, K. (January 2018). Mentorship and collaboration: Effects on teacher satisfaction, efficacy, and retention. Poster presented at the DADD (Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities) annual conference, Clearwater, FL.

McCabe, K., Fisher, K. W., Ruppar, A., & McCollow, M. M. (December 2017). How access to social capital shape special education teachers jobs. Presentation made at the TASH annual conference, Atlanta, GA.

McCabe, K. M., Ruppar, A. L., Fralin, T., Fisher, K. W., & McCollow, M. (October 2017). How access to social capital through leadership shapes special education teachers’ jobs. Presentation made at the Wisconsin Rural School Alliance (WiRSA), Wisconsin Dells, WI.

Fisher, K. W., McCollow, M. M., Ruppar, A. L., & McCabe, K. (January 2017). So you want to be a school leader? How leadership shapes special education teachers’ jobs. Poster presented at the DADD (Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities) annual conference, Clearwater, FL.

Brusnahan Stansberry, L. L., & McCollow, M. M. (November 2016). Identifying participant characteristics in EBP literature reviews for learners with ASD. Poster presented at the OCALI (Ohio Center for Autism and Low-Incidence disabilities) Conference, Columbus, OH.

McCollow, M. M., & Hoffman, H. (October 2016). Your early childhood toolkit: Strategies for supporting social skills in inclusive settings. Presentation made at the DEC (Division on Early Childhood) annual conference, Louisville, KY.

McCollow, M. M. (May 2016). The effects of a self-management strategy to increase social behaviors in children with Autism    Spectrum Disorders. Poster presented at the ABAI (Association for Behavior Analysis International) annual conference, Chicago, IL.

Liberty, L., West, E., Travers, J., Kemper, T., McCollow, M. M., & Brusnahan, L. (April 2016). A review of the diversity of participants in the research used to establish EBPs for learners with ASD. Paper presented at the CEC (Council for Exceptional Children) annual conference, St. Louis, MO.

Jasper, A., Shurr, J., McCollow, M. M., & Morelli, A. (April 2016). Practical skills via virtual reality for students with significant disabilities. Poster presented at the CEC annual conference, St. Louis, MO.

Shurr, J., Jasper, A., McCollow, M. M., & Bouck, E. (April 2016). Teacher leadership in severe disabilities: Voices of multiple stakeholders. Poster presented at the CEC annual conference, St. Louis, MO.

Kemper, T., Liberty, L., McCollow, M. M., Brusnahan, L., & Alshehri, A. (January 2016). Analysis of participant characteristics published in DADD Journals. Paper presented at the DADD annual conference, Honolulu, HI.

Shurr, J., Jasper, A., McCollow, M. M., & Bouck, E. (January 2016). Perspectives in teacher leadership: Voices of multiple stakeholders. Paper presented at the DADD annual conference, Honolulu, HI.

McCollow, M. M., Shurr, J., & Jasper, A. (December 2015). Including learners with LID: Best practices in teacher training and professional development. Poster presented at the TASH annual conference, Portland, OR.

McCollow, M. M., Shurr, J., & Jasper A. (November 2015). A framework for teacher training and professional development for inclusive education. Paper presented at the Teacher Education Division (TED) annual conference, Tempe, AZ.

Shurr, J., Jasper, A., McCollow, M. M., & Bouck, E. (November 2015). Teacher leadership in severe disabilities: Implications for higher education. Paper presented at the Teacher Education Division (TED) annual conference, Tempe, AZ.

McCollow, M. M., & Davis, C. A. (May 2015). Increasing implementation of effective teaching: A professional development model of least-to-most supports for special educators. Poster presented at the Association for Behavior Analysis International annual conference, San Antonio, TX.

Shurr, J., Kromer, G., McCollow, M. M., & Jasper, A. (April 2015). Peer-assisted literacy comprehension support for students with significant disabilities. Poster presented at the CEC (Council for Exceptional Children) annual convention, San Diego, CA.

Jasper, A., Shurr, J., & McCollow, M. M. (January 2015). Culturally and linguistically diverse students with severe disabilities: What does the literature tell us? Paper presented at the DADD annual conference, Clearwater, FL.

McCollow, M. M., Shurr, J., & Jasper, A. (January 2015). Study abroad in special education: An examination of cultural competence. Paper presented at the DADD annual conference, Clearwater, FL.

West, E. A., McCollow, M. M., Cote, D., & Brusnahan, L. S. (January 2015). An analysis of identifying participant characteristics in EBP literature reviews for learners with ASD. Paper presented at the DADD annual conference, Clearwater, FL.

Shurr, J., McCollow, M. M., & Jasper, A. (December 2014). A review of research on cultural and linguistic diversity in severe disabilities. Paper presented at the TASH annual conference, Washington, DC.

McCollow, M. M., Shurr, J., & Jasper, A. (December 2014). Ins and outs of self-directed professional learning for teachers of students with severe disabilities. Poster presented at the TASH annual conference, Washington, DC.

Jasper, A., McCollow, M. M., & Shurr, J. (November 2014). CLD Students with severe disabilities: What does the literature tell us? Paper presented at the Teacher Education Division (TED) annual conference, Indianapolis, IN.

McCollow, M. M., Shurr, J., & Jasper, A. (November 2014). Another tool in the belt: Self-directed learning for teachers of students with severe disabilities. Paper presented at the Teacher Education Division (TED) annual conference, Indianapolis, IN.

McCollow, M. M., Shurr, J., & Jasper, A. (November 2014). Impact of a study abroad experience on cultural competence in pre-service special educators. Paper presented at the Teacher Education Division (TED) annual conference, Indianapolis, IN.

Jasper, A. D., Shurr, J., & McCollow, M. M. (April 2014). Evidence-based practices for culturally and linguistically diverse students with severe disabilities in review. Paper presented at the Council for Exceptional Children annual conference, Philadelphia, PA.

McCollow, M. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.

*Stodden, B., West, E., Umbarger, G., Cote, D., McCollow, M., & Kidwell, J. (April 2013). Evidence-based practices for students with intellectual disability and autism spectrum disorders. Paper presented at the Council for Exceptional Children annual convention, San Antonio, TX.

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.

McCollow, M., & Davis, C.A. (May 2012). The effects of a self-evaluation and self-recording package to increase use of social skills in children with ASD. Paper presented at the Applied Behavior Analysis International Conference, Seattle, WA.

McCollow, M. & Davis, C.A. (April 2012). The effects of a self-management package to increase the use of social skills in children with ASD. Paper presented at the Council for Exceptional Children annual convention, Denver, CO.

Spaulding, S. A., Davis, C. A., McCollow, M., & Kidwell, J. (April 2012). Building capacity to provide function-based supports for students with problem behavior. Paper presented at the Council for Exceptional Children annual convention, Denver, CO.

Davis, C.A., McCollow, M., & McLaughlin, A. (January 2012). Supporting young students with stereotypic behavior. Paper presented at the Council of Exceptional Children – Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities conference, Miami, FL.

Davis, C.A. & McCollow, M. (January 2012). The effects of a self-evaluation and self-recording package to increase use of social skills in children with ASD. Poster presented at the Council of Exceptional Children – Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities conference, Miami, FL.

McCollow, M. & Davis, C.A. (November 2011). The effects of a self-evaluation and self-recording package to increase use of social skills in children with ASD. Paper presented at the Applied Behavior Analysis International Conference, Granada, Spain.

McCollow, M. & Davis, C.A. (April 2011). Social skills for middle school girls with ASD and Asperger’s. Poster presented at Council for Exceptional Children national conference, National Harbor, MD.

Davis, C.A., & McCollow, M. (March 2011). Combining self-monitoring and social skills instruction to increase generalization for students with ASD. Paper presented at Association for Positive Behavior Supports conference, Denver, CO.

McCollow, M. & Davis, C.A. (March 2011). Social validation of social Skills for adolescent girls with autism spectrum disorder. Paper presented at Association for Positive Behavior Supports conference, Denver, CO.

State and Local Presentations

* indicates invited presentation 

McCollow, M. M. (June 2017). Behavior management: A crash course. Presentation made at the orientation for Summer Speech-Language Specialty Clinics at Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI.

McCollow, M. M., & Hoffman, H. H. (April 2017). Effective strategies for supporting social skill development in inclusive early childhood settings. Poster presentation made at the Michigan Division on Early Childhood Conference, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI.

McCollow, M. M., & Jasper, A. (February 2017). What do I do? Tips and strategies for working with students with ASD. Presentation made at the Spring 2017 Teacher Candidate Conference, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI.

*McCollow, M. M., & Jasper, A. (January 2017). Crash course: Supporting students with disabilities. Presentation made at the January PEAK Staff In-Service, Mount Pleasant, MI.

Sangster, D., & McCollow, M. M. (September 2016). Antecedent strategies for young children with ASD: A review across service providers. Poster presented at the Michigan Autism Conference, Kalamazoo, MI.

*McCollow, M. M. (March 2016). Pre-service special educators abroad: Impact of faculty-led study abroad experience on cultural competence. Poster presented at the Faculty Excellence Exhibition, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI.

*McCollow, M. M. (February 2016). Teaching students with Autism: Tips, strategies, and impact. Presentation given at the Spring Teacher Candidate Conference, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI.

*McCollow, M. M. (October 2015). Teaching students with Autism: Tips, strategies, and impact. Presentation given at the Fall Teacher Candidate Conference, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI.

Wagner, J., & McCollow, M. M. (March 2015). Perceptions of middle school students involved in a peer-to-peer program. Poster presented at the annual Michigan Council for Exceptional Children Conference, Grand Rapids, MI.

Jasper, A. D., Shurr, J., & McCollow, M. M. (March 2015). Cultural diversity in severe disability research: What’s going on? Paper presented at the 75th Annual Statewide Special Education Conference, Michigan Council for Exceptional Children, Grand Rapids, MI.

*Shurr, J., & McCollow, M. M. (June 2014). Self-directed professional learning in special education. Presentation at University College Capital-Frøbel, Copenhagen, Denmark.

McCollow, M. M. (May 2014). Challenging behavior and early childhood settings: Utilizing antecedent strategies. Paper presented at the Michigan Division for Early Childhood annual conference, Mt. Pleasant, MI.

*McCollow, M. M. (March 2014). Bullying and ASD. Paper presented at the Learn Today, Teach Tomorrow conference, Mt. Pleasant, MI.

McCollow, M. M., Shurr, J., Heroux, J., & Jasper, A. D. (March 2014). Sustaining implementation of evidence-based practices for special educators. Paper presented at the Michigan Council for Exceptional Children annual conference, Grand Rapids, MI.

Jasper, A. D., Shurr, J., Heroux, J., & McCollow, M. M. (March 2014). Data recording in the classroom – It can be done! Paper presented at the Michigan Council for Exceptional Children annual conference, Grand Rapids, MI.

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.

*Davis, C.A. & McCollow, M. (August 2010). Positive Behavior Supports. Presentation at Summer Academy for Severe Disabilities, Renton, WA.

Current Grants

McCollow, M. M. & Kemper, T. (2018). A2E2 Grant for Assistive Technology Kits. CSUEB funded; Funding: $7,858.

Completed Grants

Heroux, J., McCollow, M. M., & Decker, D. (2015). Undergraduate and Graduate Certificate in Disability Studies. CEHS Innovative Program Award; Funding: $99,726.

McCollow, M. M. (2016). A review of the diversity of participants in the research used to establish EBPs for learners with ASD. Faculty Research and Creative Endeavors Premier Display Grant. Funding: $800.

McCollow, M. M. (2015). Increasing effectiveness of social skills instruction through self-management for students with ASD. College of Education and Human Services Faculty Scholarship Grant, Central Michigan University. Funding: $1000 plus course release.

McCollow, M. M. (2015). Becoming an autonomy-supportive teacher educator. College of Education and Human Services Faculty Pedagogy Grant, Central Michigan University. Funding: $1448.

McCollow, M. M. (2015). An analysis of identifying participant characteristics in EBP literature reviews for learners with ASD. Faculty Research and Creative Endeavors Premier Display Grant. Funding: $1000.

Unfunded Grants

McCollow, M. M., Shurr, J., Jasper, A. D., & Morelli, A. (submitted 02/05/2015). Project Virtual to Functional Reality (V2FR): Promoting practical skills for students with significant disabilities through virtual reality. Spencer Foundation; requested funding: $43,896.

McCollow, M. M. (submitted 3/31/2015). Culturally and linguistically diverse students with severe disabilities: Implications for education systems. College of Education and Human Services Faculty Scholarship Grant, Central Michigan University; requested funding: $980.

Morelli, A., McCollow, M., Jasper, A., & Shurr, J. (submitted 09/03/2015). Project M2FR (Mixed to Functional Reality). Microsoft HoloLens Research; requested funding: $63,350.

McCollow, M. M. (submitted 11/16/2015). Culturally and linguistically diverse students with severe disabilities: Implications for educational systems. College of Education and Human Services Faculty Scholarship Grant, Central Michigan University; requested funding: $1000 plus course release.

Editorial Review Boards

Journal of Early Intervention (2013-present)

Young Exceptional Children (2011-2013)

Ad-Hoc Reviews

DADD Online Journal (DOJ), peer-reviewer (2015, 2016, 2017)

DADD Express EBP (Evidence-Based Practice) Brief, peer-review of submitted brief (2015)

Including learners with low-incidence disabilities, peer-review of submitted chapter (2014)

Reviewer, National Professional Development Center, Evidence-Based Practices in ASD (2012)

Manuscript Reviewer, Young Exceptional Children Monograph #15: Addressing Young Children’s Challenging Behavior (2013)

Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, peer-reviewer (2011)

Conference Proposal & Other Reviews

Conference proposal reviewer, Council for Exceptional Children Annual Convention (2017)

Conference proposal reviewer, Council for Exceptional Children Annual Convention (2016)

Conference proposal reviewer, Division for Early Childhood Annual Conference (2016)

Conference proposal reviewer, Council for Exceptional Children Annual Convention (2015)

Conference proposal reviewer, Teacher Education Division Annual Conference (2015)

Conference proposal reviewer, Division for Early Childhood Annual Conference (2015)

Conference proposal reviewer, Teacher Education Division Annual Conference (2014)

Conference proposal reviewer, Division for Early Childhood Annual Conference (2014)

Conference proposal reviewer, Division for Early Childhood Annual Conference (2013)

Reviewer, Dynamic Learning Maps, External reviewer for content and instructional relevance panel (2013)

Grant Reviewer, Office of Head Start (2012)

Professional Organization Leadership/Service

Secretary-elect, Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities (2016-present)

Chair, Awards Committee for DADD (2016-present)

President-Elect, Michigan Teacher Education Division (MiTED) (2015-present)

Committee member, Communications Committee for DADD (2014-present)

Committee member, Diversity Committee for the Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities (DADD), a division of the Council for Exceptional Children (2012-present)

Committee member, Critical Issues Committee for DADD, a division of CEC (2012-present)

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