Professor

Steve Tonelson

210 Lions Child Study Ctr
Norfolk, 23529

Stephen W. Tonelson is a Professor of Special Education and Early Childhood Education at Old Dominion University. He graduated from Maury High School as did his parents and his two children, Claire and Rachel. His wife Lona is the Media Specialist at Sewells Point Elementary School. Steve earned an AB degree from the College of William and Mary, a MS degree in Education from Old Dominion University, and a Doctorate in Education from the University of Virginia. He began his career in education as a third grade teacher and has taught both general education and students with special needs. He has been a member of a PTA since 1986 and has held a number of offices in that organization. Steve also has served as a board member of the Epilepsy Foundation of Virginia since 1980 and has served as President and secretary of that organization. Dr. Tonelson has published numerous articles, monographs, and book chapters addressing the education of children at risk and children with mild disabilities and their families. He has received over $25,000,000.00 in grants from the Virginia Department of Education, the United States Department of Education, other government agencies, and private foundations. One of these grants, The Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Program: A Distance Learning Approach (CSEEP) has been recognized nationally and has received: the Christa McAuliffe Award for Excellence in Teaching from the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (2005) and the Exemplary Program Award from the American Council for Rural Special Education (2006). In addition, the CSEEP grant was named a Finalist in the Distinguished Program Award in Teacher Education from the Association of Teacher Educators (2007).

Ed.D. in Curriculum, Research and Evaluation, University of Virginia, (1980)

M.S.Ed. in Early Childhood Education, Old Dominion University, (1976)

B.A. in Elementary Education, College of William & Mary, (1972)

Certification Kindergarten-Grade 7
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Virginia Collegiate Professional Certificate
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Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Tonelson, S. W., Gable, R. A. and Maydosz, A. "Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Program" $26,000. State. October 1, 2017 - September 30, 2018
Tonelson, S. W., Gable, R. A. and Maydosz, A. "Consortium of Institution of Higher Education in Virginia in Visual Impairments" $30,000. Higher Education. October 1, 2017 - September 30, 2018
Tonelson, S. W., Gable, R. A., Vandecar-Burdin, T. and Maydosz, A. "School Climate Transformation Grant SCTG Evaluation Year 4" $83,200. State. October 1, 2017 - September 30, 2018
Tonelson, S. W., Gable, R. A., Bobzien, J. and Maydosz, A. "VA Cons for Teacher Prep in Special Education Adapted Curriculum: Support Students with Disabilities and Autism" $53,643. Higher Education. October 1, 2017 - September 30, 2018
Tonelson, S. W., Gable, R. A., Vandecar-Burdin, T. and Whittecar, R. G. "Virginia School Climate Transformation Grant (SCTG) Evaluation" $46,441. Higher Education. March 1, 2015 - September 30, 2018
Tonelson, S. W., Gable, R. A. and Maydosz, A. "VDOE Special Education Traineeship Regions 1-8" $107,377. State. July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018
Tonelson, S. W., Gable, R. A., Bobzien, J. and Maydosz, A. "Consortium of Institution of Higher Education in Virginia in Severe Disabilities" $53,000. Higher Education. October 1, 2016 - September 30, 2017
Tonelson, S. W., Gable, R. A. and Maydosz, A. "Consortium of Institution of Higher Education in Virginia in Visual Impairments" $2,746. Higher Education. October 1, 2016 - September 30, 2017
Tonelson, S. W., Gable, R. A. and Maydosz, A. "The Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Programs: Traineeships For Education of Special Education Personnel" $5,440. Higher Education. October 1, 2016 - September 30, 2017
Tonelson, S. W., Gable, R. A. and Maydosz, A. "The Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Program: Traineeships For The Education of Special Education Personnel (State)" $68,000. Higher Education. July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017
Tonelson, S. W. and Maydosz, A. "Summer Training Institute In Unified English Braille" $2,236. Old Dominion University. May 1, 2016 - September 30, 2016
Tonelson, S. W. "Virginia Applied Behavior Analysis Consortium FY16" $19,600. Higher Education. October 1, 2015 - September 30, 2016
Tonelson, S. W. and Gable, R. A. "Virginia Consortium For Teacher Preparation In Visual Impairments (Vi Grant) FY16" $30,000. Higher Education. October 1, 2015 - September 30, 2016
Tonelson, S. W., Bobzien, J. and Gable, R. A. "Severe Disabilities Consortium FY15" $2,700. Higher Education. October 1, 2014 - June 30, 2016
Tonelson, S. W. "Virginia Impairments Consortium 2015 (VI Grant)" $8,250. Higher Education. October 1, 2014 - June 30, 2016
Tonelson, S. W. "Promoting Academic Engagement and Self-Regulatory Behavior in Special Education Student" $412,872. December 1, 2012 - November 30, 2014
Tonelson, S. W. "Preeschool Services- Special Education Traingin adn Technical Assistance Center for Regions 2 and 3, 23011-2013" $436,990. October 1, 2011 - September 30, 2013
Tonelson, S. W. "T-TAC and ESD for FY3023" $1,965,603. October 1, 2011 - September 30, 2013
Tonelson, S. W. "The Commonwealth Special Ecucation Endorsement Programs: Traineeships for Education of Special Education personell (State) 2012-2013 Continuation Proposal" $300,000. July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013
Tonelson, S. W. and Baker, C. "Virginia Consortium for Teacher Preparation in Vision Impairment" $29,000. October 1, 2011 - March 31, 2013
Tonelson, S. W., Hager, J., Baker, C. and Gable, R. A. "The Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Programs" $246,948. October 1, 2011 - September 30, 2012
Tonelson, S. W. "Preparing Academic Leaders to Meet Critical Challenges in Special Education" $635,260. August 26, 2008 - August 15, 2012
Tonelson, S. W., Hager, J., Baker, C. and Gable, R. A. "The Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Programs" $272,864. July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012
Tonelson, S. W. "CSEEP (Continuation)" $225,000. July 1, 2011 - May 15, 2012
Tonelson, S. W. "Mentoring and Clinical FAculty Training- Traditional and New Virtual Approaches" $45,895. July 1, 2010 - September 30, 2011
Tonelson, S. W., Hager, J., Baker, C. and Gable, R. A. "The Commonwealth Special Endorsement Programs" $306,948. October 1, 2010 - September 25, 2011
Tonelson, S. W. and Baker, C. "Virginia Consortium for Teacher Preparation in Vision Impairment " $20,996. October 1, 2010 - May 10, 2011
Tonelson, S. W., Hager, J., Baker, C. and Gable, R. A. "The Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Programs " $15,000. July 1, 2010 - May 10, 2011
Tonelson, S. W. "ODU/VDOE CSEEP 2009-2010" $34,307. 2009 - 2010
Baker, C. and Tonelson, S. W. "Virginia Consortium for Teacher Preparation in Vision Impairment" $20,996. October 2, 2009 - September 30, 2010
Tonelson, S. W. "Mentopring and Clincial Faculty Taining IV" $34,716. July 1, 2009 - September 30, 2010
Gable, R. A., Tonelson, S. W. and Lambert, K. "Training and Technical Assistance Center (ODU)" $2,495,162. Old Dominion University. October 1, 2008 - September 30, 2010
Baker, C., Hager, J., Tonelson, S. W. and Gable, R. A. "The Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Program" $306,948. Old Dominion University. October 1, 2009 - September 25, 2010
Tonelson, S. W., Hager, J., Baker, C. and Gable, R. A. "The Commonwealth Special Education Programs" $306,948. October 1, 2009 - September 25, 2010
Tonelson, S. W., Hager, J., Baker, C. and Gable, R. A. "The Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Program" $306,948. October 1, 2008 - September 25, 2010
Lucking, R., Butler, L. L. and Tonelson, S. W. "Mentoring and Clinical Faculty Training IV" $38,574. State. September 2009 - August 2010
Tonelson, S. W., Hager, J., Baker, C. and Gable, R. A. "The Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Program" $150,000. State. July 1, 2009 - May 10, 2010
Baker, C., Gable, R. A., Hager, J. and Tonelson, S. W. "The Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Program" $184,306. July 1, 2009 - May 10, 2010
Tonelson, S. W. and Baker, C. "Visual Impairment Consortium Licensure (GMU)" $20,996. State. October 1, 2008 - September 30, 2009
Gable, R. A., Tonelson, S. W. and Lambert, K. "Training and Technical Assistance Center (ODU)" $2,618,384. Old Dominion University. October 1, 2007 - September 30, 2009
Tonelson, S. W. "Instructional Coaching Project for Clinical Faculty III" $24,339. July 1, 2008 - June 30, 2009
Tonelson, S. W., Hager, J., Baker, C. and Gable, R. A. "The Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Program" $150,000. State. July 1, 2008 - May 15, 2009
Tonelson, S. W., Hager, J., Baker, C. and Gable, R. A. "The Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Program/Paraprofessional Preparation for Extraordinary Teaching" $750,000. State. October 1, 2007 - October 31, 2008
Tonelson, S. W. and Baker, C. "Visual Impairment Consortium Licensure (GMU)" $21,001. State. October 1, 2007 - September 30, 2008
Tonelson, S. W., Hager, J., Baker, C. and Gable, R. A. "The Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Program/Paraprofessional Preparation for Extraordinary Teaching" $254,000. State. July 1, 2007 - May 15, 2008
Tonelson, S. W., Hager, J., Baker, C. and Gable, R. A. "The Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Program/Paraprofessional Preparation for Extraordinary Teaching/A Commonwealth Collaborative Endorsement for Special Education Studies" $750,000. State. October 1, 2006 - December 1, 2007
Gable, R. A., Tonelson, S. W. and Lambert, K. "Training and Technical Assistance Center (ODU)" $2,495,652. Old Dominion University. October 1, 2006 - September 30, 2007
Gable, R. A., Tonelson, S. W. and Lambert, K. "Training and Technical Assistance Center (ODU)" $2,232,540. Old Dominion University. July 1, 2005 - September 30, 2007
Tonelson, S. W., Hager, J., Baker, C. and Gable, R. A. "The Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Program/Paraprofessional Preparation for Extraordinary Teaching/A Commonwealth Collaborative Endorsement for Special Education Studies" $254,000. State. July 1, 2006 - May 15, 2007
Tonelson, S. W., Hager, J., Baker, C. and Gable, R. A. "The Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Program/Paraprofessional Preparation for Extraordinary Teaching" $731,665. State. October 5, 2005 - September 30, 2006
Tonelson, S. W., Hager, J., Baker, C. and Gable, R. A. "The Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Program/Paraprofessional Preparation for Extraordinary Teaching" $193,334. State. July 1, 2005 - May 31, 2006
Tonelson, S. W., Hager, J., Baker, C. and Gable, R. A. "Paraprofessional Preparation for Extraordinary Teaching" $70,000. State. January 1, 2005 - December 31, 2005
Tonelson, S. W., Hager, J., Baker, C. and Gable, R. A. "The Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Program" $176,000. State. October 1, 2004 - September 30, 2005
Tonelson, S. W., Hager, J., Baker, C. and Gable, R. A. "The Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Program" $449,000. State. October 1, 2004 - September 30, 2005
Tonelson, S. W., Hager, J., Baker, C. and Gable, R. A. "The Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Program" $475,000. State. October 1, 2003 - September 30, 2005
Gable, R. A. and Tonelson, S. W. "Virginias Schoolwide Effective Discipline Project: Changing Perspectives on School Discipline" $318,708. Local. October 10, 2004 - June 30, 2005
Gable, R. A., Tonelson, S. W. and Lambert, K. "Training and Technical Assistance Center (ODU)" $830,243. Old Dominion University. July 1, 2004 - June 30, 2005
Tonelson, S. W., Hager, J., Baker, C. and Gable, R. A. "Paraprofessional Preparation for Extraordinary Teaching" $70,000. State. February 15, 2004 - December 30, 2004
Tonelson, S. W., Hager, J., Baker, C. and Gable, R. A. "Paraprofessional Preparation for Extraordinary Teaching" $65,000. State. February 15, 2003 - December 30, 2004
Gable, R. A. and Tonelson, S. W. "Professional Development in Autism Coordination" $11,340. Old Dominion University. March 31, 2004 - September 30, 2004
Tonelson, S. W., Hager, J., Baker, C. and Gable, R. A. "The Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Program" $550,000. State. August 1, 2002 - September 30, 2004
Tonelson, S. W., Hager, J., Baker, C. and Gable, R. A. "The Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Program" $600,000. State. July 1, 2002 - September 30, 2004
Tonelson, S. W., Hager, J., Baker, C. and Gable, R. A. "The Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Program" $25,000. State. November 1, 2003 - June 30, 2004
Tonelson, S. W. and Gable, R. A. "Informal Instructional Coaching Project for Clinical Faculty" $35,228. Old Dominion University. July 1, 2003 - June 30, 2004
Tonelson, S. W., Hager, J., Baker, C. and Gable, R. A. "The Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Program" $175,000. State. July 1, 2003 - June 30, 2004
Gable, R. A., Tonelson, S. W. and Lambert, K. "Training and Technical Assistance Center (ODU)" $748,140. Old Dominion University. July 1, 2003 - June 30, 2004
Tonelson, S. W. "2002-2003 Statewide Functional Behavior Assesment and Behaviorial Intervention" $200,599. October 11, 2002 - June 30, 2003
Gable, R. A., Bailey, T. and Tonelson, S. W. "Functional Assessment Training Project: Institute of Positive Academic and Behavioral Supports" $25,000. Old Dominion University. July 1, 2002 - June 30, 2003
Gable, R. A., Tonelson, S. W. and Lambert, K. "Training and Technical Assistance Center (ODU)" $723,666. Old Dominion University. July 1, 2002 - June 30, 2003
Tonelson, S. W., Hager, J., Baker, C. and Gable, R. A. "The Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Program" $275,000. State. September 1, 2001 - June 30, 2003
Tonelson, S. W., Hager, J., Baker, C. and Gable, R. A. "The Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Program" $5,000. State. July 1, 2001 - June 30, 2002
Tonelson, S. W., Hager, J., Baker, C. and Gable, R. A. "The Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Program" $595,000. State. July 1, 2001 - June 30, 2002
Gable, R. A., Tonelson, S. W. and Lambert, K. "Training and Technical Assistance Center (ODU)" $708,146. Old Dominion University. July 1, 2001 - June 30, 2002
Tonelson, S. W., Hager, J., Baker, C. and Gable, R. A. "The Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Program" $200,000. State. July 1, 2000 - September 30, 2001
Tonelson, S. W., Hager, J., Baker, C. and Gable, R. A. "The Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Program" $100,000. State. July 1, 2000 - September 30, 2001
Tonelson, S. W., Hager, J., Baker, C. and Gable, R. A. "The Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Program" $600,000. State. July 1, 2000 - June 30, 2001
Gable, R. A., Tonelson, S. W. and Lambert, K. "Training and Technical Assistance Center (ODU)" $687,295. Old Dominion University. July 1, 2000 - June 30, 2001
Gable, R. A., Tonelson, S. W. and Heine, P. "Pathways to Teaching Careers Project: Dewitt-Wallace Readers Digest" $199,067. 1997 - 2000
Tonelson, S. W., Hager, J., Baker, C. and Gable, R. A. "The Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Program" $549,730. State. July 1, 1999 - June 30, 2000
Tonelson, S. W., Hager, J., Baker, C. and Gable, R. A. "The Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Program" $599,973. State. July 1, 1998 - June 30, 2000
Butler, C. M., Gable, R. A., Tonelson, S. W., Baker, C. and Hager, J. "Faculty Innovator Grant: Special Education Program Innovation: Instructional Thematic Strands Across Curriculum" $5,000. Old Dominion University. July 1998 - June 1999
Tonelson, S. W., Hager, J., Baker, C. and Gable, R. A. "The Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Program" $599,867. State. July 1, 1997 - June 30, 1999
Tonelson, S. W. "Severe Disabilities Endorsement Program" $16,000. 1996 - 1997
Tonelson, S. W. and Charlton-Traverse, P. "Disability and Society" $14,000. 1994 - 1995
Tonelson, S. W., Dowling, L., Tow, P. and Redondo, D. "HIV/AIDS Prevention Education Training" $5,000. 1994 - 1995
Tonelson, S. W., Dowling, L., Tow, P. and Redondo, D. "HIV/AIDS Prevention Education Training" $3,155. 1994 - 1995
Tonelson, S. W., Robinson, J. E. and Eigenburg, H. "Drug Education for Youth Evaluation" $108,000. 1993 - 1994
Dowling, E. A., Tow, P. and Tonelson, S. W. "HIV/AIDS Prevention Education" $5,000. April 1994 - October 1994
Gable, R. A. and Tonelson, S. W. "Preparation in Personnel/Careers in Special Education: Early/Special Education Preparation" $187,209. 1990 - 1993
Dowling, E. A., Tow, P. and Tonelson, S. W. "HIV/AIDS Prevention Education" $12,500. January 1992 - December 1992
Gable, R. A., Meeks, J. and Tonelson, S. W. "Tonelson Teaching and Learning Center" $82,000. 1988 - 1990
Tonelson, S. W. and Schapiro, J. "A Feasibility Study for Special Education" $24,000. 1981 - 1982
Tonelson, S. W., Dreifuss, F. and Santilli, N. "Screening for Seizures" $88,000. 1981 - 1982

Expertise

Teacher Preparation
Teacher Evaluation
Family Support

Articles

Richardson, R., Tonelson, S. W. and Myran, S. (2009). Teaching Social and Emotional Competence in Early Childhood. International Journal of Special Education 24 (3).
Zhang, S., Tonelson, S. W., Shi, Q. and Robinson, J. (2008). Preservice and inservice teachers’ perceptions of appropriateness of teacher self-disclosure. Teaching and Teacher Education 25 (8) , pp. 1117-1124.
Gable, R. A., Quinn, M. M.., Poirier, J. M.., Fuller, S. E.. and Tonelson, S. W. (2006). An examination of school climate in effective alternative schools. Preventing School Failure 51 , pp. 11-18.
Hester, P. P., Gable, R. A., Hendrickson, J. M.., Baltodano, H. M.. and Tonelson, S. W. (2005). Research on early intervention for children at risk for behavior problems. Sailing a sea of knowledge: A symposium of Global ideas. : International Association of Special Education.
Gable, R. A., Mostert, M. P.. and Tonelson, S. W. (2004). Assessing professional collaboration in the schools. Preventing School Failure 48 , pp. 4-8.
Hester, P. P., Baltodano, H. M.., Tonelson, S. W., Hendrickson, J. M.., Conroy, M. and Gable, R. A. (2004). Lessons learned from research on early intervention: What teachers can do to prevent children’s behavior problems. Preventing School Failure 49 , pp. 1-10.
Gable, R. A., Butler, C. M., Walker-Bolton, I., Tonelson, S. W. and Quinn, M. M.. (2003). A statewide program to put the disciplinary provisions of IDEA into practice. Preventing School Failure 47 , pp. 74-78.
Gable, R. A., Hester, P. P., Baltodano, H. M.., Tonelson, S. W. and Hendrickson, J. M.. (2003). Early intervention with children at risk for emotional/behavioral disorders: A critical examination of research and methodology. Education and Treatment of Children 26 , pp. 362-381.
Hester, P. P., Baltodano, H., Hendrickson, J. M.., Gable, R. A. and Tonelson, S. W. (2003). Intervention with children at risk of emotional/behavioral disorders: A critical examination of research methodology and practices. Education and Treatment of Children 26 (4) , pp. 362-381.
Gable, R. A., Hendrickson, J. M.., Tonelson, S. W. and Van Acker, R. (2002). Integrating academic and non-academic instruction for students with emotional/behavioral disorders. Education and Treatment of Children 25 , pp. 66-73.
Tonelson, S. W., Gable, R. A., Hager, J. and Baker, C. (2001). Reducing shortages in rural special education: A distance learning approach. Proceedings Rural Special Education Annual Conference.
Gable, R. A., Hendrickson, J. M.., Tonelson, S. W. and Van Acker, R. (2000). Making way for changing disciplinary and instructional practices in middle schools. The Clearing House 73 , pp. 205-208.
Tonelson, S. W. and Gable, R. A. (2000). Quality special educators in every classroom: A university and public school challenge. Teacher Educators Journal 10 , pp. 24-48.
Tow, P. and Tonelson, S. W. (1994). . Journal of Health Education 25 (4).
Monroe, J. E.. and Tonelson, S. W. (1994). Family characteristics congruent with success in young urban children. Journal of Research in Education 3 , pp. 16-21.
Raver-Lampman, S., Gable, R. A., Tonelson, S. W., Hendrickson, J. M. and Korinek, L. (1993). "Where does the time go?" Task/time demands of teachers of preschool children. Teachers Educators Journal 3 (2) , pp. 39-49.
Raver-Lampman, S., Gable, R. A., Tonelson, S. W., Hendrickson, J. and Korinek, L. (1993). Where does the time go? Task/time demands of teachers of preschool children with disabilities. Teacher Educators Journal 3 (2) , pp. 39-49.
Hager, J., Gable, R. A., Tonelson, S. W. and Myers, D. (1992). Improving the attitudes of preservice teachers toward low-income elementary students. . Teacher Educators Journal 3.
Bountress, M., Bountress, N. and Tonelson, S. W. (1987). The influence of racial experimenter effects upon mean length of utterance. Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics 2 (1) , pp. 47-53.
Exline, J. and Tonelson, S. W. (1987). Virginia's science education program assessment model resource guide. Scope. February.
Exline, J. and Tonelson, S. W. (1987). Virginia's science education program assessment model resource guide. The Science Teacher 54 (1).
Exline, J. and Tonelson, S. W. (1987). Virginia's science education program assessment model resource guide. Journal of College Science Teaching. February/March.
Exline, J. and Tonelson, S. W. (1987). Virginia's science education program assessment model resource guide. Science and Children January.
Santilli, n. and Tonelson, S. W. (1982). Screening for seizures.. The Journal of Pediatric Nursing March.
Tonelson, S. W. (1982). The importance of teacher self concept in creating a healthy environment for learning. Education Spring.
Santilli, N. and Tonelson, S. W. (1981). Screening for seizures. Pediatric Nursing (March/April).

Book Chapters

Tonelson, S. W. and Santilli, N. Detecting and treating seizure disorders in developmentally delayed children (pp. 63-73) Greenwich, CT: JAI Press.
Hester, P. P., Baltodano, H. M.., Gable, R. A., Tonelson, S. W. and Hendrickson, J. M.. (2004). An examination of early intervention/prevention research with children at risk of emotional and behavioral disorders (pp. 41-47) Arlington, VA: Prevention and early intervention for young children at risk for emotional or behavioral disorders. Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders. .
Tonelson, S. W. and Butler, C. M. (2000). A promise for success: Improving academic and behavioral outcomes for students with emotional and behavioral disorders Reston, VA: Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders.
Tonelson, S. W. and Rebecca, W. (1993). Interagency collaboration (pp. 55-66) Richmond, Virginia: Virginia Department of Education.
Gable, R. A., Iwans, G., Tonelson, S. W., Evans, S. W.. and Evans, S. (1989). An Investigation of social networks of behaviorally disordered and normal adolescents: Implications for prevention and intervention (pp. 27-40) Reston, Virginia: Council for Exceptional Children with Behavior Disorders.
Santilli, N. and Tonelson, S. W. (1989). Treatment of children with epilepsy on a comprehensive inpatient unit (pp. 247-257) London: John Wiley and Sons.
Laycock, V. and Tonelson, S. W. (1985). Preparing emotionally disturbed adolescents for the mainstream: An analysis of current practices (pp. 63-73) Reston, Virginia: Council for Exceptional Children with Behavior Disorders.

Presentations

Tonelson, S. W., Gable, R. A., Baker, C. and Maydosz, A. (September , 2012). Teachers who stay: What makes a successful preparation program? Oral Presentation Charlottesville, VA.
Tonelson, S. W., Gable, R. A., Baker, C. and Maydosz, A. (August , 2012). The Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Programs: A distance learning approach to special education teacher preparation Oral Presentation 4th Paris International Conference on Education, Economy & Society Paris, France.
Tonelson, S. W., Gable, R. A., Baker, C. and Maydosz, A. (August , 2012). The Paraprofessional Preparation for Extraordinary Teaching Program: A successful paraprofessional inducton program Oral Presentation 4th Paris International Conference on Education, Economy & Society Paris, France.
Tonelson, S. W., Gable, R. A., Baker, C. and Maydosz, A. (April , 2012). Fom paraprofessional to teaching professional: A successful statewide program Oral Presentation Denver, CO .
Tonelson, S. W., Hager, J., Gable, R. A. and Maydosz, A. (November , 2011). Way to GYO (Grow Your Own)! A successful Paraprofessional Induction Program Oral Presentation Austin, TX.
Tonelson, S. W., Baker, C., Gable, R. A. and Maydosz, A. (September , 2011). Working together works! Award winning special education teacher preparation Oral Presentation Charlottesville, VA.
Tonelson, S. W., Gable, R. A., Baker, C. and Maydosz, A. (November , 2010). Assessing distance learning teacher preparation programs: The CSEEP program as a model Oral Presentation St. Louis, MO .
Tonelson, S. W., Rhodes, U., McCluney, L. and Williams, R. (November , 2009). School Board Leadership for Sustaining All Means All Leadership Associates Program Orlando, FL.
Tonelson, S. W., Hager, J., Baker, C., Maydosz, A. and Gable, R. A. (November 14, 2009). The Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Programs: Successful Retention of Provisionally-Licensed Special Educators The 32nd Annual Teacher Education Division of the CEC Charlotte, NC.
Tonelson, S. W., Hager, J., Baker, C., Gable, R. A. and Maydosz, A. (July , 2009). The Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Programs: Successful retention or provisionally-licensed special educators International Association of Special Education Alicante, Spain.
Tonelson, S. W., Hager, J., Baker, C., Gable, R. A. and Maydosz, A. (April , 2009). The Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Programs: Successful retention of provisionally-licensed special educators. 2009 Council for Exceptional Children Convention and Expo Seattle, WA.
Tonelson, S. W., Hager, J., Baker, C., Gable, R. A. and Maydosz, A. (November , 2008). The Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Programs: A successful distance learning alternative licensure program Teacher Education Division of Council for Exceptional Children Dallas, TX.
Tonelson, S. W., Hager, J., Baker, C., Gable, R. A. and Maydosz, A. (February , 2007). The Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Programs: Distance leanring alternative licensure through a collaboration of agencies. 59th Annual Meeting, American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education NY, NY.
Tonelson, S. W., Hager, J., Baker, C., Gable, R. A., Maydosz, A. and Hughes, K. (November , 2006). The Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Programs: Alternative licensure through distance education. 29th Annual Teacher Education Division/2nd Annual Technology and Media Division Conference (Council for Exceptional Children) San Diego, CA.
Baker, C., Tonelson, S. W., Hager, J., Gable, R. A., Maydosz, A. and Hughes, K. (April , 2006). The Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Program: Induction Year Mentoring and Tuition Support 2006 Council for Exceptional Children Convention and Expo Salt Lake City, Utah.
Tonelson, S. W., Hager, J., Baker, C., Gable, R. A., Maydosz, A. and Hughes, K. (February , 2006). The Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Program: A distance learning approach. Annual Conference of the National Center for Alternative Certification San Diego, CA.
Baker, C., Tonelson, S. W., Hager, J., Gable, R. A., Maydosz, A. and Hughes, K. (September , 2005). The Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Program Research Conference on Teacher Education San Antonio Texas.
Hester, P. P., Gable, R. A., Hendrickson, J. M.., Baltodano, H. and Tonelson, S. W. (September , 2005). Research Implications for Teachers Working with Children At-risk for Behavior Problems Sixth International Conference on Children and Youth with Behavioral Disorders Dallas, TX.
Tonelson, S. W., Hager, J., Baker, C., Gable, R. A., Maydosz, A. and Hughes, K. (July , 2005). Reducing the Shortage of Special Educators: A Distance Learning Approach . Ninth Biennial International Conference Halifax, Nova Scotia..
Hester, P. P., Gable, R. A., Hendrickson, J. M.., Baltodano, H. and Tonelson, S. W. (June , 2005). Research on early intervention for children at risk for behavior problems 9th Biennial International Association of Special Education Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Tonelson, S. W., Hager, J., Baker, C., Gable, R. A., Maydosz, A. and Hughes, K. (June , 2005). A distance learning approach to reducing shortages in special education personnel. Seventy-seventh Annual Conference of the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification San Antonio, TX.
Hester, P. P., Baltodano, H., Gable, R. A., Tonelson, S. W. and Hendrickson, J. M.. (April , 2005). Early Intervention with Children at Risk of Emotional/Behavioral Disorders: An Examination of Research Methodology and Practice Annual Research Day, Old Dominion University Norfolk, VA.
Baker, C., Tonelson, S. W., Hager, J., Gable, R. A., Maydosz, A. and Hughes, K. (February , 2005). The Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Program: A distance learning approach to alternative certification Annual Conference of the National Center for Alternative Certification Lake Buena Vista, FL.
Tonelson, S. W., Hager, J., Baker, C. and Gable, R. A. (August , 2004). The Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Program: A distance learning approach . Virginia Department of Education: New Special Education Administrators’ Academy Richmond, VA.
Tonelson, S. W., Hager, J., Baker, C., Gable, R. A. and Maydosz, A. (July , 2004). The Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Program: A distance learning approach Virginia Department of Education: Institutions of Higher Education Summit Richmond, VA.
Hester, P. P., Baltodano, H., Gable, R. A., Hendrickson, J. M.. and Tonelson, S. W. (May , 2004). An examination of critical factors in early intervention/prevention research with children at-risk for E/BD 4th Canadian Conference on Students with Behavioral Disorders Quebec City, Canada.
Tonelson, S. W., Hager, J., Baker, C., Gable, R. A. and Maydosz, A. (March , 2004). The Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Program: Accountability for results Office of Special Education Programs Joint Personnel Preparation State Improvement CSPD Conference Arlington, VA.
Tonelson, S. W., Hager, J., Baker, C., Gable, R. A. and Maydosz, A. (March , 2004). Evaluation of the Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Program: A distance learning approach to the preparation and retention of special educators in Virginia Old Dominion University: Research Day 2004 Norfolk, VA.
Hester, P. P., Baltodano, H., Gable, R. A., Tonelson, S. W. and Hendrickson, J. M.. (November , 2003). A conceptual framework for research in early intervention for children with emotional and behavioral disorders 27th Annual Conference on Severe Behavior Disorders of Children and Youth sponsored by Teacher Educators for Children with Behavioral Disorders (TECBD) Temple, AZ.
Hester, P. P., Baltodano, H., Gable, R. A., Tonelson, S. W. and Hendrickson, J. M.. (November , 2003). An examination of critical factors in early intervention/prevention research with children at-risk for E/BD International Conference on Children and Youth with Behavioral Disorders (CCBD) St. Louis, MO.
Tonelson, S. W., Hager, J., Baker, C., Gable, R. A. and Maydosz, A. (July , 2003). The Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Program: A distant learning approach Virginia Department of Education: VDOE Forum for Deans and Directors of Special Education Richmond, VA.
Tonelson, S. W. (January , 2003). Human growth and development Virginia Beach, VA.
Hester, P. P., Baltodano, H., Hendrickson, J. M.., Gable, R. A. and Tonelson, S. W. (November , 2002). Early intervention with children at risk of emotional/behavioral disorders: A synthesis and examination of accumulated research 26th Annual Conference on Severe Behavior Disorders of Children and Temple, AZ.
Tonelson, S. W., Hager, J., Baker, C., Gable, R. A. and Maydosz, A. (November , 2002). The Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Program Virginia School Superintendents' Regional Meeting Virginia Beach, VA.
Tonelson, S. W. (April , 2002). Educating parents: Issues surrounding custody decisions. Norfolk, VA.
Tonelson, S. W. (February , 2002). Educating parents: Issues surrounding custody decisions Norfolk, VA.
Tonelson, S. W., Hager, J., Baker, C. and Gable, R. A. (February , 2002). A distance learning approach to recruitment and retention of special education personnel Office of Special Education Programs Joint Personnel Preparation State Improvement CSPD Conference Arlington, VA.
Tonelson, S. W., Hager, J., Baker, C. and Gable, R. A. (January , 2002). A distance learning approach to the preparation and retention of special education personnel Bridging Professional Perspectives Conference Palm Springs, CA.
Gable, R. A., Hendrickson, J. M.. and Tonelson, S. W. (November , 2001). Integrating Academic and Non-academic Instructional Planning for Students with Emotional/Behavioral Disorders 25th Annual Conference on Severe Behavioral Disorders of Children and Youth Scottsdale AZ.
Tonelson, S. W., Hager, J., Baker, C., Gable, R. A. and Maydosz, A. (November , 2001). Recruitment and Retention of Special Education Personnel in Virginia through Distance Learning Council for Exceptional Children Teacher Education Division St. Petersburg, FL.
Tonelson, S. W., Hager, J., Baker, C. and Gable, R. A. (November , 2001). A distance learning approach to recruitment and retention of special education personnel Council for Exceptional Children, Teacher Education Division St. Petersburg, FL.
Tonelson, S. W., Hager, J., Baker, C. and Gable, R. A. (November , 2001). The Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Program: A distanct learning approach Virginia Department of Education: Special Education Directors Richmond, VA.
Tonelson, S. W., Hager, J., Baker, C., Gable, R. A. and Maydosz, A. (October , 2001). A Distance Learning Approach to Reducing Shortages in Urban Special Education Personnel 45th Annual Conference of the Council of Great City Schools Norfolk, VA.
Tonelson, S. W., Hager, J., Baker, C. and Gable, R. A. (June , 2001). Teacher recruitment and retention: A distance learning approach for reducing critical shortages in education personnel National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification Alexandria, VA.
Tonelson, S. W., Hager, J., Baker, C. and Gable, R. A. (June , 2001). Improving student achievement through special education teacher preparation Virginia Association of Secondary School Principals Hot Springs, VA.
Tonelson, S. W., Hager, J., Baker, C. and Gable, R. A. (March , 2001). A distance learning approach to reducing shortages in rural special education personnel American Council on Rural Special Education San Diego, CA.
Tonelson, S. W., Hager, J., Baker, C., Gable, R. A. and Maydosz, A. (March , 2001). Teacher Preparation: Training and Shortage of Special Education Teachers Virginia Department of Education Richmond, VA.
Gable, R. A., Walker-Bolton, I., Butler, C. J.., Quinn, M. M.., Tonelson, S. W. and Hendrickson, J. M.. (November , 2000). The Challenge of Statewide Preparation of IEP Teams to Conduct Functional Behavioral Assessments 24th Annual Conference on Severe Behavior Disorders of Children and Youth Scottsdale, AZ.
Hester, P. P., Hendrickson, J. M.., Gable, R. A. and Tonelson, S. W. (November , 2000). A behavior analytic perspective on early intervention: What works! Annual Conference on Severe Behavior Disorders of Children and Youth sponsored by Teacher Educators for Children with Behavioral Disorders (TECBD) Scottsdale, AZ.
Tonelson, S. W. (November , 2000). Individuals with epilepsy Epilepsy Awareness Day .
Tonelson, S. W., Hager, J., Baker, C., Gable, R. A. and Maydosz, A. (November , 2000). Teacher Preparation: Training and Shortage of Special Education Teachers Regional (Virginia) Special Education Directors Richmond, VA.
Tonelson, S. W., Hager, J., Baker, C., Gable, R. A. and Maydosz, A. (November , 2000). Teacher Preparation: Training and Shortage of Special Education Teachers Virginia Association of School Personnel Administrators Williamsburg, VA.
Tonelson, S. W., Hager, J., Baker, C. and Gable, R. A. (November , 2000). Teacher preparation: Training and shortage of special education teachers Virginia Department of Education: Special Education Directors Richmond, VA.
Tonelson, S. W., Hager, J., Baker, C. and Gable, R. A. (April , 2000). A distance learning approach to reducing shortages in special education personnel. Annual Convention and Expo of the Council for Exceptional Children Vancouver, B.C.
Tonelson, S. W., Hager, J., Baker, C., Gable, R. A. and Maydosz, A. (December , 1999). Teacher Preparation: Training and Shortage of Special Education Teachers , General Assembly: Joint Subcommittee Studying the Overpresentation of African-American Students in Special Education Richmond, VA.
Tonelson, S. W., Hager, J., Baker, C., Gable, R. A. and Maydosz, A. ( 1999). Teacher Preparation: Training and Shortage of Special Education Teachers Virginia Department of Education Richmond, VA.
Hester, P. P., Hendrickson, J. M.., Gable, R. A. and Tonelson, S. W. (November , 1999). Use of functional analysis to strengthen home/school partnerships in early intervention Annual Conference on Severe Behavior Disorders of Children and Youth sponsored by Teacher Educators for Children with Behavioral Disorders (TECBD) Scottsdale, AZ.
Tonelson, S. W., Hager, J., Baker, C., Gable, R. A. and Larson, S. (April , 1999). CSEEP: A distance learning approach to reducing shortages in certified personnel Twenty-First Annual Conference of the Council for Exceptional Children Teacher Education Division Dallas, TX.
Tonelson, S. W., Hager, J., Baker, C. and Gable, R. A. (April , 1999). Teacher preparation: Training and shortage of special education teachers Virginia Department of Education Richmond, VA.
Tonelson, S. W., Hager, J., Baker, C., Gable, R. A. and Maydosz, A. (November , 1998). Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Program: A Distance Learning Approach to Reducing Shortages in Certified Personnel CEC: Teacher Education Division: 21st Annual Conference Dallas, TX.
Tonelson, S. W., Hager, J., Baker, C., Gable, R. A. and Maydosz, A. (August , 1998). A Refresher for Teachers of Children with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders Ninth Biennial Conference of the American Re-Education Association: Links Between Instruction and Behavior Norfolk, VA.
Gable, R. A. and Tonelson, S. W. (November , 1997). Pre-service and In-service Training and Programmatic Approaches to Developing Positive Behavioral Interventions for Challenging Behaviors 21st Annual Conference on Behavior Disorders of Children and Youth Scottsdale, AZ.
Tonelson, S. W. (March , 1996). A distance learning program in Special Education Norfolk, VA.
Tonelson, S. W. (March , 1996). Developmentally appropriate curriculum in the early childhood classroom Norfolk, VA.
Tonelson, S. W., Lodge, A. and Gibson, S. (December , 1995). Changes in parenting attitude and perceived quality of parent-infant relationship associated with parenting program experience 10th National Training Institute--Zero to Three Atlanta, Georgia.
Tonelson, S. W., Lodge, A. and Gibson, S. (October , 1995). Changes in parenting attitude and perceived quality of parent-infant relationship associated with parenting program experience 5th Annual Conference on Children and Adolescents with Developmental Disabilities Virginia Beach, VA.
Tonelson, S. W. and McCarvill, S. (October , 1995). Reintegration of students with school refusal into the classroom Fourth Annual Mid-Atlantic Symposium on Best Practices for Dealing with Students with Behavior Problems Virginia Beach, VA.
Tonelson, S. W. (August , 1995). Classroom organization and instruction International Institute on Learning Disabilities Springfield, Virginia.
Tonelson, S. W. (July , 1995). Educating the child with epilepsy .
Tonelson, S. W. (July , 1995). Living with epilepsy Norfolk, VA.
Tonelson, S. W. (April , 1995). Coping with epilepsy Norfolk, VA.
Tonelson, S. W., Robinson, J. E. and Eigenberg, H. (October , 1994). Drug Education for Youth: An evaluation of phase I and II DEFY National Conference Indianapolis, IN.
Tonelson, S. W. (April , 1994). The future of child care Fort Eustis Provider/Caregiver Annual Dinner VA.
Tonelson, S. W. (March , 1994). Just saying no is not enough National Public Radio .
Tonelson, S. W. (February , 1994). Economics and Early Childhood Education Norfolk, VA.
Tonelson, S. W. (November , 1993). Developmentally appropriate curriculum in the early childhood classroom Norfolk, VA.
Tonelson, S. W. (November , 1993). An exercise in enacting proverbs in health education Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Convention Reston, VA.
Tonelson, S. W. (November , 1993). Raising your preschooler Norfolk, VA.
Tonelson, S. W. (November , 1993). The education of high risk children Norfolk, VA.
Tonelson, S. W. and Tow, P. (November , 1993). ). Project IF: Investing in the future: An analysis of a drug prevention program for high risk chi Virginia Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Convention Reston, VA.
Tonelson, S. W. (October , 1993). Meeting the special needs of children American Montessori Society Fall Conference Virginia Beach, VA.
Tonelson, S. W., Tow, P. and Koziol, M. (March , 1993). Project IF: Investing in the future of youth at risk of substance abuse Washington, DC.
Tonelson, S. W. (January , 1993). How to choose the right kindergarten for your child Norfolk, VA.
Tonelson, S. W. (January , 1993). Using developmentally appropriate curriculum in the early childhood classroom Norfolk, VA.
Tonelson, S. W., Tow, P. and Koziol, M. (October , 1992). Project IF: Investing in the future of at risk youth Orlando, FL.
Tonelson, S. W. (August , 1992). Developmentally appropriate practices in the elementary curriculum Norfolk, VA.
Tonelson, S. W. (March , 1992). Selecting a Library for Young Children Norfolk.
Tonelson, S. W. (January , 1992). The ideal kindergarten: Making your child successful Norfolk.
Tonelson, S. W. (November , 1991). Raising the 4 year old child: The school/home relationship Norfolk.
Tonelson, S. W. (September , 1991). A report on academically at risk medical students Norfolk.
Tonelson, S. W. (August , 1991). Epilepsy in the workforce Virginia Beach, VA.
Tonelson, S. W. (July , 1991). Enhancing study skills; How to succeed in medical school; Characteristics of the successful medical student Norfolk.
Tonelson, S. W. (July , 1991). The art of test taking Norfolk.
Tonelson, S. W. (July , 1991). Working with people with epilepsy Chesapeake.
Tonelson, S. W. (June , 1991). Parent involvement in the middle schools Norfolk.
Tonelson, S. W. (June , 1991). The Tonelson Teaching and Learning Center Norfolk, VA.
Tonelson, S. W. (May , 1991). Facilitating success Norfolk.
Tonelson, S. W. (May , 1991). Teachers: How to facilitate success Norfolk.
Tonelson, S. W. (April , 1991). Raising children in difficult times Virginia Beach.
Tonelson, S. W. (April , 1991). Valuing diversity Norfolk.
Tonelson, S. W. (March , 1991). Training parents of at-risk children Norfolk.
Tonelson, S. W. (February , 1991). Epilepsy recognition and first aid Virginia Beach.
Tonelson, S. W. (February , 1991). The Tonelson Teaching and Learning Center Norfolk; Chesapeake.
Tonelson, S. W. (January , 1991). Teaching the five year old Norfolk.
Tonelson, S. W. (January , 1991). The school/home partnership Norfolk.
Tonelson, S. W. (December , 1990). Raising Children's Self-Esteem Norfolk.
Tonelson, S. W. (November , 1990). School/university relationships Norfolk.
Tonelson, S. W. (November , 1990). The Tonelson Teaching and Learning Center: An overview Newport News, VA.
Tonelson, S. W. (September , 1990). Teaching at-risk children Norfolk.
Tonelson, S. W. (August , 1990). Creating an appropriate learning environment for young children Isle of Wight, VA.
Tonelson, S. W. (March , 1990). Getting funded: The art and science of proposal writing in health and physical recreation Norfolk, VA.
Myers, D. A.., Gable, R. A., Meeks, J., Sallow, F. and Tonelson, S. W. (February , 1990). Establishing a Center of Learning: A Collaborative Model of Inquiry Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Chicago, IL.
Hager, J., Myers, D., Tonelson, S. W. and Sellew, J. F. (February , 1990). Educational collaboration Chicago, IL.
Tonelson, S. W. ( 1989). Fathers with custody Norfolk, VA.
Tonelson, S. W. and Teachman, J. (October , 1989). Determinants and consequences of child custody decisions San Antonio, TX.
Gable, R. A., Myers, D. A.., Meeks, J., Sellow, F. and Tonelson, S. W. (March , 1989). A Collaborative Model of Inquiry into Urban Elementary Education Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Anaheim, CA.
Gable, R. A., Myers, D. A.., Meeks, J., Sellow, F. and Tonelson, S. W. (February , 1989). A Model of Inquiry into Urban Education 69th Annual National Conference of the Association of Teacher Educators St. Louis, MO.
Tonelson, S. W. (November , 1987). Assessing science curriculum Science Teachers' Conference Fredericksburg, VA.
Tonelson, S. W. (October , 1987). Determinants and consequences of child custody decisions Atlanta, GA.
Tonelson, S. W. (October , 1986). Some determinants and consequences of child custody decisions Baltimore, MD.
Tonelson, S. W. and Laycock, V. (April , 1986). Preparing emotionally disturbed adolescents for the mainstream: An analysis of current practices New Orleans, LA.
Tonelson, S. W. (November , 1985). Patient's perception of attitudes and behavioral changes related to epilepsy education New York.
Tonelson, S. W. (October , 1983). The integrated curriculum: Issues and perspectives within a medical context Dayton, OH.
Tonelson, S. W., Bountress, M. and Bountress, N. G. (April , 1983). The influence of racial experimenter effects on mean length of utterance Charlottesville, VA.
Tonelson, S. W. (January , 1983). The impact of teacher personality on student learning The Management of the Well and Able Child Norfolk, VA.
Tonelson, S. W., Bountress, M. and Bountress, N. G. (October , 1982). The influence of racial experimenter effects on MLU Toronto.
Tonelson, S. W. (March , 1982). Aid in the identification of possible seizure disorders in children Richmond, VA.
Tonelson, S. W. (December , 1981). Catamenial seizures: Analysis of clinical history New York, N.Y..
Tonelson, S. W. (April , 1981). A validation study of the Ski Hi Language Development Scale NY.
Tonelson, S. W. and Santilli, N. (April , 1981). Screening for seizures New York, NY.
Tonelson, S. W. (November , 1980). Implications of the washout effect for early childhood education Roanoke, VA.
Tonelson, S. W., Sackellares, J. C., Crosby, C. and Dreifuss, F. E. (April , 1980). Long term safety and efficacy of valproic acid (VPA) in the treatment of absence seizures New Orleans, LA.
  • 2010: Charles Clear Research Award , Virginia Educational Research Association
  • 2007: Most Collaborative Grant Award, Old Dominion University: Darden College of Education
  • 2007: Finalist, Distinguished Program in Teacher Education, Association of Teacher Educators
  • 2006: Exemplary Program Award , American on Rural Special Education
  • 2005: Christa McAuliffe Award for Excellence in Teacher Education , American Association of State Colleges and Universities
  • 2005: Most Collaborative Grand Award, Old Dominion University, College of Education
  • 2003: Most Collaborative Grant Award, Old Dominion University: College of Education
  • 2000: Tonelson Award for Outstanding Teaching, Research, and Service, ODU
  • 1995: Elected President of the Epilepsy Association of VA,
  • 1993: Governor's Award for Substance Abuse Prevention Programs , Commonwealth of Virginia
  • 1992: Chair of Jan Elich Monroe's dissertation committee,
  • 1991: Committee member for Mary Carolyn France’s dissertation,
  • 1990: Chair of Flora Robert's dissertation committee,
  • 1987: Darden College of Education Scholarship Award, ODU
  • 1981: Darden College of Education STAR Award, ODU