Directory » LAURA M. STOUGH
lstough@tamu.edu
709 EDCT
845-8257
Department
EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
Afilliations
Center on Disability and Development
Learning Sciences

LAURA M. STOUGH Ph.D.
Professor
EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
Curriculum Vitae
Google Scholar Profile:
Research Interests
Developmental Disabilities
Disaster and Disabilities
Grounded Theory Methodologies
Qualitative Research
BIOGRAPHY
Laura Stough's professional career has been spent addressing disparities in the provision of educational and social services for people with disabilities. Her current research investigates the psychological and social effects of disaster on individuals with disabilities. Dr. Stough serves as the Assistant Director of the Center on Disability and Development and is a Fellow at the Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center at Texas A&M University. Dr. Stough directs Project REDD: Research and Evaluation on Disability and Disaster, which has investigated the impact of disasters, including Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Ike, and the Bastrop County Complex Wildfire, on individuals with disabilities. Project REDD also has conducted large scale evaluation studies of organizations that provide disaster services and produced disaster-related publications, workshops, and resources. She published "Disability and Disaster: Explorations and Exchanges" together with Dr. Ilan Kelman of University College London. The book is the first that focuses on disasters and disability and features narratives written by authors with disabilities across the globe, providing a critical analysis of assumptions about disaster vulnerability. Dr. Stough's research has been supported by research grants through the Centers for Disease Control, the Association for University Centers on Disability, the Department of Education, and the National Disability Rights Network. At the national level, Dr. Stough serves as the Chair of the Emergency Preparedness Special Interest Group for the Association of University Centers on Disabilities. She has provided leadership to the State of Texas as Chair of the Disability Task Force for the Texas Division of Emergency Management, as well as through presentations and workshops on disaster and disability throughout Texas.
Education
Ph.D., Educational Psychology, University of Texas at Austin
M.A., Special Education, University of Texas at Austin
B.A., Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles
COURSES TAUGHT
EPSY 603. Qualitative Methodologies in Educational Research
EPSY 633. Qualitative Research Design and Data Collection
EPSY 637. Grounded Theory Methodologies
EPSY 679. Research on Teacher Effectiveness
SPED 614. Issues in Moderate and Severe Disabilities
SPED 641. Instruction for Students with Significant Support Needs
FORMER DOCTORAL STUDENTS
Dong Hyun Kang (Summer 2019)
Kayla Sagebiel Sweet (Fall 2017)
Suzanna Jeyanthi Ramos (Fall 2015)
Hector Ramos Garcimartin (Fall 2015)
Elizabeth Ducy (Spring 2014)
Jonathan Kotinek (Summer 2013)
Faith Kaya (Spring 2013)
Alyn Kristin Abbs (Fall 2009)
Marcia Lynn Montague (Fall 2009)
Linda Eastwick Covington (Spring 2009)
Corinna Villarr Cole (Spring 2009)
Tina Herzberg (Summer 2006)
Amy Nelson Sharp (Fall 2002)
Christy Roberts (Fall 1998)
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
Books and Monographs
Kelman, I., & Stough, L. M. (2015). Disability and Disaster: Exchanges and Explorations. New York: Palgrave/MacMillan Press.
Journal Articles
Ducy, E. M., & Stough, L. M. (2021). Educational experiences of children and youth with disabilities impacted by wildfires. Disaster Prevention and Management, 30(3), 279-292. https://doi.org/10.1108/DPM-10-2020-0310
Ducy, E. M., & Stough, L. M. (2021). Psychological effects of the 2017 California Wildfires on children and youth with disabilities. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 114, 10381. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ridd.2021.103981
Kang, D., Stough, L. M., Yoon, M., & Liew, J. (2021). The structural association between teacher-student relationships and school engagement: Types and informants. International Journal of Educational Research Open (2-2). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijedro.2021.100072
Stough, L. M., & Lee, S. (in press). Grounded theory approaches used in educational research journals. International Journal of Qualitative Methods
Hwang, J., Li, W., Stough, L. M., Lee, C., & Turnbull, K. (2020). A focus group on the potential of autonomous vehicles as a viable transportation option: Perspectives from people with disabilities and public transit agencies. Transportation Research Part F: Psychology and Behavior, 70, 260-274. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trf.2020.03.007
Hwang, J., Li, W., Stough, L. M., Lee, C., & Turnbull, K. (2020). People with disabilities’ perceptions of autonomous vehicles as a viable transportation option to improve mobility: An exploratory study using mixed methods. International Journal of Sustainable Transportation. https://doi.org/10.1080/15568318.2020.1833115
Stough, L. M., Ducy, E. M., Kang, D., & Lee, S. (2020). School safety and students with disabilities. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 45, 1-10 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2019.101447
Sweet, K., LeBlanc, J., Stough, L. M., & Sweany, N. (2019). Community building and knowledge sharing by individual with disabilities using social media. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 1-11. doi: 10.1111/jcal.12377 [5-yr IF=3.055]
Ducy, E. M., & Stough, L. M. (2018). Teacher perspectives on grief among children with intellectual disabilities. Journal of Loss and Trauma. 10.1080/15325024.2018.1434859 [5-yr IF=1.05]
Stough, L. M., Kang, D. & Lee, S. (2018). Seven school-related disasters: Lessons for policymakers and school personnel. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 26(100). http://dx.doi.org/10.14507/epaa.26.369 [5-yr IF=3.138]
Stough, L. M., & North. C. S. (2018). The association of adverse mental health effects with repeated exposure to disasters. Annals of Clinical Psychiatry, 30(1), 17-24
Stough, L. M., Ducy, E. M., & Holt, J. M. (2017). Changes in the social relationships of individuals with disabilities displaced by disaster. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 24, 474-481.
Stough, L. M., Ducy, E. M., & Kang, D. (2017). Addressing the needs of children with disabilities experiencing disaster or terrorism. Current Psychiatry Reports, 19(24), 1-10. doi:10.1007/s11920-017-0776-8
Kaya, F., Stough, L., & Juntune, J. (2016). Verbal and nonverbal intelligence scores within the context of poverty. Gifted Education International, 1-16. doi:10.1177/0261429416640332
Kaya, F., Stough, L. M. & Juntune, J. (2016). The effect of poverty on the verbal scores of gifted students. Educational Studies, doi:10.1080/03055698.2016.11485585. (authored with student)
Kaya, F., Juntune, J. & Stough, L. (2015). Intelligence and its relationship to achievement. Elementary Education Online, 14(3), 1060-1078.
Stough, L. M. (2015). World Report on Disability, intellectual disabilities, and disaster preparedness: Costa Rica as a case example. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities. doi:10.1111/jppi.12116
Stough, L. M., & Kang, D. (2015). The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and persons with disabilities. International Journal of Disaster Risk Science, 6(2), 140-149. doi:10.1007/s13753-015-0051-8
Stough, L. M., Montague, M. L, Landmark, L. M., & Williams-Diehm, K. L. (2015). Persistent classroom management training needs of experienced teachers. Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 15(5), 36-48
Stough, L. M., Sharp, A. N., Decker, C., & Wilker, N. (2015). Barriers to the long term recovery of individuals with disabilities following disaster. Disasters. doi:10.1111/disa.12161
Stough, L. M., & Mayhorn, C. (2013). Population segments with disabilities. Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters, 31(3), 384-402
Stough, L. M. (2012). Psychological and social impact of illness and disability. Annals of Behavioral Science and Medical Education, 18(2), 39-40
McAdams Ducy, E., & Stough, L. M. (2011). Exploring the support role of special education teachers after Hurricane Ike: Children with significant disabilities. Journal of Family Issues, 32, 1325-1345
Cifuentes, L., Sharp, A., Bulu, S., Benz, M., & Stough, L.M. (2010). Developing a Web 2.0-based system with user-authored content for community use and teacher education. Educational Technology Research and Development, 58(4), 377-398
Molt, C. C., Florian, L., Rouse, M., & Stough, L. M. (2010). Attitudes to diversity: A cross-cultural study of education students in Spain, England, and the United States. European Journal of Teacher Education, 33(3), 243-261
Peek, L. & Stough, L. M. (2010). Children with disabilities in the context of disaster: A social vulnerability perspective. Child Development, 81(4), 1259-1269
Stough, L. M., Sharp, A. N., Decker, C., & Wilker, N. (2010). Disaster case management and individuals with disabilities. Rehabilitation Psychology, 55(3), 211-220
Cannella, G. S., Collins, D. R., & Stough, L. M. (2009). Ongoing work of scholars of the critical childhood collaborative. National Forum of Multicultural Issues Journal, 7(2), 14-17
Herzberg, T. S., & Stough, L. M. (2009). The quality of brailled instructional materials produced in Texas public schools. Journal of Visual Impairments and Blindness, 103(10), 722-733
Stough, L. M. (2009). A Critical Examination of Disasters and Individuals with Disabilities. National Forum of Multicultural Issues Journal, 7(2), 21-22
Herzberg, T. S., & Stough, L. M. (2007). The production of brailled instructional materials in Texas schools. Journal of Visual Impairments and Blindness, 101(8), 465-478.
Palmer, D.J. & Stough, L.M. (2005). Identifying teacher expertise: An examination of researchers' decision-making. Educational Psychologist. (40(1), 13-25.
Herzberg, T.S., Stough, L.M., & Clark, C.M. (2004). Teaching and assessing the appropriateness of uncontracted Braille. Journal of Visual Impairments and Blindness, 98(12), 773-779.
Stough, L.M. (2003). Special education and severe disabilities in Costa Rica: Developing inclusion in a developing country. Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 28(1), 7-15.
Stough, L.M., & Palmer, D.J. (2003). Special thinking in special settings: A qualitative study of expert special educators. The Journal of Special Education, 36(4), 206-222.
Evans, R.A., & Stough, L.M. (2002). Self-injurious behaviors: Suggested functions and interventions. Beyond Behavior, 12(1), 3-7.
Roberts, C.D., Stough, L.M., & Parrish L.H., (2002). The role of genetic counseling in the elective termination of pregancies with disabilities. The Journal of Special Education, 36(1), 48-55.
Stough, L.M. (2002). Teaching special education in Costa Rica. TEACHING Exceptional Children, 34(5), 34-39.
Emmer, E. T., & Stough, L. M. (2001). Classroom management: A critical part of educational psychology and teacher education. Educational Psychologist, 36(2), 103-112.
McCarthy, M. G., & Stough, L. M. (1999). The qualifying game: A search for services by individuals with disabilities. Education and Training in Individuals with Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, 34(4), 485-498.
Stough, L. M. & Baker, L. (1999). Identifying depression in students with mental retardation. TEACHING Exceptional Children, 31(4), 62-66.
Algert, N. E. & Stough, L. M. (1998). Advocacy: The power within. The Journal for Vocational Special Needs Education, 20(2), 26-32.
Stough, L. M., & Emmer, E. T. (1998). Teachers' emotions and test feedback. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 11, 341-361.
Stough, L.M. (1997). Learning disabilities in Costa Rica: Challenges for "an army of teachers." Journal of Learning Disabilities, 30, 566-571.
Book Chapters
Stough, L. M., & Kelman, I. (2018). People with disabilities and disasters. In H. Rodriguez, J. Trainor, &
W. Donner (Eds.), Handbook of disaster research (2 nd ed. pp. 225-242). Cham, Switzerland: Springer.
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-63254-4_12
Phillips, B. K., & Stough, L. M. (2016). Populations with functional or access needs. In K. Koenig, & C.
Schultz, (Eds.), Disaster medicine: Comprehensive principles and practices (2 nd ed. pp. 137-162).
Cambridge, NY: Cambridge University. doi:10.1017/CBO9781139629317.013
Kelman, I., & Stough, L. M., & (2015). (Dis)ability and (dis)aster. In I. Kelman, & L. Stough (Eds.), Disaster and Disability: Exchanges and Explorations (pp. 3-14). New York: Palgrave/MacMillan Press
Stough, L. M., & Kelman, I. (2015). Exploring and exchanging (dis)ability and (dis)aster. In I. Kelman,
& L. Stough (Eds.), Disaster and disability: Exchanges and explorations (pp. 175-186). New York:
Palgrave/MacMillan. doi:10.1057/9781137486004_25
Stough, L. M., & Montague, M. L. (2015). How teachers learn to be classroom managers. In E. Emmer (Ed), Handbook of classroom management: Research, practice, and contemporary issues. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum
Stough, L. M., & McAdams Ducy, E. (2014). Disaster and disabilities. In C. R. Reynolds, K. J. Vannest, & E. Fletcher-Janzen, (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Special Education (4th ed. pp. 852-854). New York: John Wiley & Sons.
Stough, L. M., & Melndez, L. (2014). Special education in Costa Rica. In C. R. Reynolds , K. J. Vannest, & E. Fletcher-Janzen, (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Special Education (4th ed. 667-670). New York: John Wiley & Sons.
Stough, L. M. & Montague, M. L. (2014). How teachers learn to be classroom managers. In E. Emmer (Ed), Handbook on Classroom Management: Research, Practice, and Contemporary Issues (2nd ed.). Taylor and Francis Group Publishers
McAdams Ducy, E., Stough, L. M., & Clark, M. C. (2012). Choosing Agency in the Midst of Vulnerability: Using Critical Disability Theory to Examine a Disaster Narrative. S. Steinberg and G. Canella (Eds.), Critical Qualitative Research Reader (pp. 307-317). New York: Peter Lang
Stough, L. M., & Lori Peek. (2012). Children with disabilities in disaster. In B. Wisner, J. C. Gaillard, and I. Kelman. Handbook of hazards, disaster risk reduction, and management (pp. 415-416). New York: Routledge
Stough, L. M., & Kailes, J. I. (2010). Disabilities and disaster. In K. B. Penuel, M. Statler, J. G. Golson. Encyclopedia of Disaster Relief. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE
Stough, L. M., *Villareal, E., & Castillo, L. G. (2010). Disaster and social vulnerability: The case of undocumented Mexican migrant workers. In J. D. Rivera and D. S. Miller, How ethnically marginalized Americans cope with catastrophic disasters: Studies in suffering and resiliency (pp. 297-314). Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press
Stough, L. M. (2009). The effects of disaster on the mental health of individuals with disabilities. In Y. Neria, S. Galea, & F. H. Norris (Eds.), Mental health consequences of disasters. (pp. 264-276). New York: Cambridge University Press
Emmer, E. T., & Stough, L. M. (2008). Responsive classroom management. In T. Good, (Ed.), 21st Century Education: A Reference Handbook. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage
Stough, L. M. (2006). The Place of Classroom Management and Standards in Teacher Education. In C. Evertson & C. Weinstein, (Eds.). Handbook of Classroom Management. Research, Practice, and Contemporary Issues (pp. 909-923). Erlbaum.
Stough, L.M. (2005). The place of classroom management and standards in teacher education. In C. Evertson & C. Weinstein (Eds.), Handbook of Classroom Management: Research, Practice, and Contemporary Issues (pp. 909-923). Mahwah, NJ: L. Erlbaum Publishing.
Stough, L.M. (2000). Special Education in Costa Rica. In C.R. Reynolds & E. Fletcher-Janzen (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Special Education (2nd ed. Pp. 471-473). New York: John Wiley & Sons.
Stough, L. M. & Baker, L. (2000). Identifying depression in students with mental retardation. In K. L. Freiberg (Ed.), Annual editions, 12th-15th (pp. 120-123), Guilford, CN: Dushkin/McGraw Hill.
RESEARCH PROJECTS
Disability and COVID-19 Working Group
National Science Foundation-funded Social Science Extreme Events Research (SSEER) Network and the CONVERGE facility at the Natural Hazards Center at the University of Colorado Boulder (Federal)
2020-04-18 — 2020-06-19
Disability and Disaster Long-Term Recovery Training (D2 LTRT) in Inclusion and Support of Individuals with Disabilities
PI. American Red Cross (Private)
2018-10-01 — 2019-09-30
Individuals with Disabilities: Disaster Recovery Resources and Training
PI. Rebuild Texas Fund (Private)
2018-08-01 — 2019-03-31
Resources for Disaster and Disability (REDDy)
PI. Sidem, LLC - DHHS-Administration for Community Living (Federal)
2018-03-01 — 2018-08-31
Resources for Disasters and Disability Directory for Individuals with Disabilities and their Families Experiencing the Effects of Hurricane Harvey
PI. Association of University Centers on Disabilities - Department of Health and Human Services (Federal)
2017-09-11 — 2017-12-04
Leadership Training for Diversity
PI. Department of Health and Human Services (Federal)
2015-09-30 — 2016-12-31
Narratives of Individuals with Disabilities Affected by Disaster
PI. TAMU Office of the Vice President for Research (State)
2012-05-01 — 2013-04-30
EDITORSHIPS
Guest Editor, Impact: Feature Issue on Crisis Management for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. (2020-2021)
LEADERSHIP POSITIONS
Assistant Director, Center on Disability and Development. (2016-present)
Association of University Centers on Disability. National Training Directors Committee. (2013-present)
Chair, Disability Task Force on Emergency Management (2017-2020)
Division Chair, Learning Sciences Program, Department of Educational Psychology. (2014-2016 & 2018)
OTHER NOTED ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Faculty Fellow at Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center (2009-present)