Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development
BU Wheelock faculty hold expertise in interdisciplinary systems serving students with disabilities, including educational systems, policy systems, mental health systems, and family systems. Scholars who apply to LINC at BU Wheelock will develop expertise in these systems, and in systemic factors shaping the experiences and outcomes of students with disabilities and their families.
Dr. Elizabeth Bettini researches factors that contribute to inequities in students’ access to skilled special educators. She has expertise in special educators’ working conditions and attrition, particularly among beginning teachers and those serving students with emotional/behavioral disorders.
Dr. Jennifer Greif Green researches school-based mental health service provision, especially for students with emotional/behavioral disorders, racial/ethnic disparities in mental health service access, and bullying prevention.
Dr. Nathan D. Jones researches teacher development and teacher quality, with a specific focus on developing and validating tools to assess the effectiveness of special education teaching. He is also currently exploring innovative approaches to teacher preparation, including how to better prepare general educators to work with students with disabilities.
Dr. Zachary Rossetti studies experiences of families with children with disabilities, focusing on family engagement in education and sibling roles and relationships. His research also examines social interactions and friendships between students with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities, including how educators facilitate social interactions and friendship opportunities.