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Primary Emphasis Area: Special Education
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Research Interests
Transition education and services for individuals with disabilities
Publications (journal articles, books, book chapters)*

1. Zhang, D., Peng, X., Yalvac, B., Eseryel, E., *Nadeem, U., & *Islam, A. (In Press) Integrating student-made screencasts into computer-aided design education, Computer-Aided Design & Applications. (In Press)

2. Landmark, L.J., Zhang, D., Ju, S., McVey, T. C., & Ji, M.Y. (2017). Experiences of disability advocates and self-advocates in Texas. Journal of Disability Policy Studies, 27, 203-211. *

3. Tassé, M. J., Schalock, R. L., Thissen, D., Balboni, G., Bersani, H., Borthwick-Duffy, S.A., Spreat, S., Widaman, K.F., Zhang, D. & Navas, P. (2016). Development and standardization of the Diagnostic Adaptive Behavior Scale: Application of item response theory to the assessment of adaptive behavior. American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 121, 79-94

4. Boles, M. B., Ganz, J. B., Hagan-Burke, S., Gregori, E. V., Neely, L., Mason, R. A., Zhang, D., & Willson, V. (2016). Quality review of single-case studies concerning employment skill interventions for individuals with developmental disabilities. Cadernos de Educac[227][227]o (UFPel), 53, 15-51

5. Barrett, D. E., Ju, S., Katsiyannis, A. & Zhang, D. (2015). Females in the juvenile justice system: Influences on delinquency and recidivism. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 24, 427-433

6. Barrett, D. E., Katsiyannis, A., Zhang, D. & Kingree, J.B. (2015). Predictors of teen childbearing among delinquent and non-delinquent females. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 24, 970-978

7. Ju, S., Kortering, L., Osmani, K., & Zhang, D. (2015). Vocational rehabilitation transition outcomes: A look at one state's evidence. Journal of Rehabilitation, 81(2) 47-58.

8. Barrett, D. B., Katsiyannis, A., Zhang, D., & Zhang, D. (2014). A structural equation modeling analysis of influences on juvenile delinquency. Behavioral Disorders, 113-127.

9. Barrett, D.E., Katsiyannis, A., Zhang, D. & Zhang, D. (2014). Delinquency and recidivism: A multi-cohort, matched -control study of the role of early adverse experiences, mental health problems and disabilities. Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 22, 3-15. Doi: 10.1177/1063426612470514. [CIF: 2.36]

10. Ju, S., Pacha, J., Moore, K., & Zhang, D. (2014). Employability skills for entry-level employees with and without disabilities: A comparison between the perspectives of educators and employers. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 40, 203-212.

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* Publication was joint-authored with students
Diss Publication was from a dissertation
ROS Publication was from a record of study

College of Education and Human Development Grants and Contracts (Current)

TWC Statewide Capacity Building and Coordination with TEA and ISDs. (PI)
Texas Workforce Commission (State)
2018/09/06 - 2020/06/30
Total Funding: 1,820,630.

Basic Employability Skills Training (BEST). (PI)
Texas Workforce Commission (State)
2018/06/22 - 2021/08/31
Total Funding: 1,000,000.

Texas A&M University Center on Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. (PI)
DHHS-Administration for Children & Families (Federal)
2015/07/01 - 2020/06/30
Total Funding: 2,733,919.
Courses Taught
Former Doctoral Students
Leena Jo Landmark (Fall, 2009), Ph.D.
Cheryl Grenwelge (Spring, 2010), Ph.D.
Song Ju (Summer, 2012), Ph.D.
Jacqueline Pacha (Spring, 2013), Ph.D.
Eric Roberts (Spring, 2013), Ph.D.
Jaime Duran (Fall, 2013), Ph.D.
Editorial Positions

Editorial Board Member (2013 - ). Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation

Editorial Board Member (2005 - 2006). Journal of At Risk Issues

Consulting Editor (2001 - ). Career Development for Exceptional Individuals

Consulting Editor (2001 - ). Journal of Disability Policy Studies

Professional Leadership/Service (International/National)

(2009). Chair.  DCDT Membership Committee

(2003-2005). Committee member.  American Association on Mental Retardation

Professional Leadership/Service (State)

(2004-2005). President.  South Carolina Division on Career Development and Transition


(2013). Community benefactor of the Year.  Coalition of Texans with Disabilities

(2013). PATHS gave award 2013 Empowerment Award.  Excellence in Promotion of Self-Advocacy from the Texas AAIDD

(2005). Outstanding Faculty Member in Research.  Clemson University’s Eugene T. Moore School of Education

(2002). Outstanding Service Award,. 

(1999). Doctoral Award. 

(1999). Outstanding Dissertation Award. 

(1990). The Second Award of Papers. 

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