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EMILY C. BOUCK

Emily C. Bouck is a doctoral candidate at Michigan State University’s College of Education in the Special Education program within the department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Special Education. Her research interests lie in the field of special education, particularly with secondary special education students categorized as mildly mentally impaired. Currently, she is working on a project that works to understand the enactment of curriculum for secondary students in cross-categorical programs in rural high schools. In particular, factors impacting the enactment are being studied. Bouck also participates in two research projects. One that analyzes the use of computer technology to support the learning of history for special education students in inclusive middle school social studies classrooms and the Connected Mathematics Project, which is a NSF-funded middle school mathematics curriculum .


PERSONAL INFORMATION

College of Education
A-719 Wells Hall
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48823
(517) 432-2870 (work)
(517) 432-2872 (fax)
boucke@msu.edu
http://www.msu.edu/~boucke


EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

2006 (anticipated) Ph.D. Candidate, Michigan State University - Special Education Program
Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Special Education
Emphasis in High Incidence Disabilities, Secondary Special Education, and Curriculum

2001 M.S.W., University of Michigan
Social Work Program in Interpersonal Practice and Children, Youth, and Families in Society
School Social Work Certification

2000 B.A., Northwestern University
Psychology and Mathematical Methods in the Social Sciences
Graduated Summa Cum Laude and With Honors

REFEREED ARTICLES

Bouck, E. C. (in press). Lost in Translation?: Educating secondary students with mild mental impairment. Journal of Disability Policy Studies.

Bouck, E. C. (in press). Service delivery and instructional programming in rural, suburban, and urban secondary special education: An exploratory study. Rural Special Education Quarterly.

Bouck, E. C. (2005). Impact of factors on curriculum and instructional environments for secondary students with mild mental retardation. Education and Training in Developmental Disabilities, 40, 309-319.

Bouck, E. C. (2005). Secondary special educators: Perspectives of preservice preparation and satisfaction. Teacher Education and Special Education, 28, 125-139.

Bouck, E. C., Albaugh, D., & Bouck, M. K. (2005). Special education in rural schools: Why less takes more. Phi Delta Kappan, 86, 517-519.

Bouck, E. C. (2004). Exploring Secondary Special Education for Mild Mental Impairment: A Program in Search of Its Place. Remedial and Special Education, 25, 367-382.

Mariage, T. V., Paxton-Buursma, D. J., Bouck, E. C. (2004). Interanimation: Re-Positioning Possibilities in Educational Contexts. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 37, 534-549.

Bouck, E. C. (2004). How size and setting impact education in rural schools. The Rural Educator, 25, 38-42.

Bouck, E. C. (2004). The State of Curriculum for Secondary Students with Mild Mental Retardation. Education and Training in Developmental Disabilities, 39, 169-176.


THESES

Bouck, E. C. (2000). Evaluation of the .08 BAC Debate: A Quantitative and Qualitative Approach. Unpublished undergraduate thesis, Northwestern University.


BOOK CHAPTERS

Mariage, T. V. & Bouck, E. C. (2004). Scaffolding Literacy Learning for Students with Mild Disabilities (pp. 36-74). In A. Rodgers & E. Rodgers (Eds.), Strategies for Scaffolding Literacy Instruction in K-4 Classrooms. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.


OTHER INVITED PUBLICATIONS

Bouck, E. C. (2003). The Connected Mathematics Project and Gifted Students. Unpublished manuscript, Michigan State University, Connected Mathematics Project.

Bouck, E. C. (2003). The Connected Mathematics Project and Limited English Proficiency Students. Unpublished manuscript, Michigan State University, Connected Mathematics Project.

Bouck, E. C. (2002). Investigating Special Education in the Connected Mathematics Project. Unpublished Manuscript, Michigan State University, Connected Mathematics Project.


PEER REVIEWED PRESENTATIONS

Okolo, C., Englert, C. S., Bouck, E. C., & Heutsche, A. M. (2005, April). Improving students’ participation and achievement in middle school history classrooms. Poster presented at the Annual Conference for the Council for Exceptional Children, Baltimore, MD.

Bouck, E. C. (2004, October). How Setting and Disability Matter in Secondary School Programs: An Analysis of Rural,

Urban, and Suburban Settings for Students with Mild Mental Impairment and Learning Disabilities. Poster presented at the Biennial Conference for the Council for Exceptional Children Division on Developmental Disabilities, Las Vegas, NV.

Bouck, E. C. (2004, October). Walking in Their Footsteps: The Daily School Life of Secondary Students with Mild

Mental Impairment. Poster presented at the Biennial Conference for the Council for Exceptional Children Division on Developmental Disabilities, Las Vegas, NV.

Bouck, E. C. (2004, April). Factors Impacting Service Delivery for Secondary Special Education Students. Poster presented at the Annual Conference of the Council for Exceptional Children, New Orleans, LA.

Bouck, E. C. (2004, April). Secondary Special Education for Students with Mild Mental Impairment: Walking in Their Footsteps. Session presented at the Kaleidoscope Session at the Annual Conference of the Council for Exceptional Children, New Orleans, LA.

Bouck, E. C. (2004, April). Teachers’ Perspectives of Aspects of Secondary Special Education. Session presented at the Kaleidoscope Session at the Annual Conference of the Council for Exceptional Children, New Orleans, LA.

Dickson, W. P., Phillips, M. M., Bouck, E. C., Collins, B. P., Kidwai, K., & Yadav, A. (2004, April). Top Twelve Educational Psychology Doctoral Programs: What Their Web Sites Say About Them. Session presented at the Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA.

Bouck, E. C. (2004, March). Students with Mental Impairment. Session presented at Spring Conference of the Student Michigan Education Association (SMEA), East Lansing, MI.

Bouck, E. C., Buchanan, K. A, Curcic, S., & Heutsche, A. M. (2004, March). Interactive History Instruction in Inclusive Classrooms. Session presented at the Annual Conference of the Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning (MACUL), Grand Rapids, MI.

Bouck, E. C. (2004, February). Illuminating Secondary Special Education in Michigan. Session presented at the Annual Conference of the Michigan Council for Exceptional Children, Grand Rapids, MI.

Bouck, E. C. (2004, February). From the Mouths of Secondary Students with MMI. Poster presented at the Annual Conference of the Michigan Council for Exceptional Children, Grand Rapids, MI.

Bouck, E. C., Burgener, J., Wasburn-Moses, L. (2004, February). Secondary Special Education in Michigan. Session presented at the Annual Conference of the Michigan Council for Exceptional Children, Grand Rapids, MI.

Bouck, E. C. (2003, November). Secondary Special Education and Teachers’ Perspectives. Session presented at the Annual Conference of the Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children, Biloxi, MS.

Bouck, E. C. (2003, October). Investigating Special Education within the Connected Mathematics Project. Session presented at the Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Meeting, Lansing, MI.

Bouck, E. C. (2003, October). Teachers' perspective: An analysis of aspects of secondary special education. Paper presented at the Mid-Western Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Columbus, OH.

Bouck, E. C. (2003, October). Investigating secondary special education: Snapshot of mild mental impairment and learning disabilities. Paper presented at the Mid-Western Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Columbus, OH.

Bouck, E. C. (1999, April). Evaluation of Conceptual Factors of 2.5 Year-Olds Mapping Novel Adjectives to Object Properties. Research presented at Chicago Undergraduate Psychology Research Conference, Evanston, IL.


INVITED PRESENTATIONS

Bouck, E. C. (2005, February). Special Education within the CMP Curriculum. Session presented at the Connected Mathematics Project’s 8th Annual Users’ Conference, East Lansing, MI.

Bouck, E. C. (2004, November). Assistive Technology and Exceptional Learners. Session presented at MSU Interns Special Education Conference. Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

Bouck, E. C. (2004, June). Special Education and the Connected Mathematics Project Curriculum. Session presented at the 8th Annual Getting to Know Connected Mathematics Project Conference, East Lansing, MI.

Bouck, E. C. (2004, February). Mental Impairment within the Inclusive Classroom. Presentation at the Student Michigan Education Association Conference, East Lansing, MI.

Bouck, E. C. (2004, February). Promoting Accessibility to the CMP Curriculum for Special Education Students. Session presented at the Connected Mathematics Project’s 7th Annual Users’ Conference, East Lansing, MI.

Bouck, E. C. (2004, February). Mental Impairment. Guest lecture in CEP 240, “Diverse Learners in a Multicultural Perspective.” Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan.

Bouck, E. C. (2003, October). Special Education: Understanding Characteristics, Adaptations & Accommodations, Legal Issues, and Behavior Management. Presented to Team 2 Interns (Michigan State University). Okemos High School, Okemos, MI.

Bouck, E. C. (2003, October). Behavior Management – Intervention and Prevention. Session Presented at Team 3 Interns Special Education Presentations. Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

Bouck, E. C. (2003, October). Mental Retardation. Guest lecture in CEP 240, “Diverse Learners in a Multicultural Perspective.” Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan.

Bouck, E. C. (2003, June). Meeting Special Needs Within the Mathematics Classroom – Special Education, Gifted, and English-Language Learners. Session presented at the 7th Annual Getting to Know Connected Mathematics Project Conference, East Lansing, MI

Mariage, T., Bouck, E. C., Buursma, D., Wasburn Moses, L. (2003, April). Enhancing Academic Capacity in Special Education. No School Left Behind: Transforming External Pressures into Student Achievement, Michigan State University College of Education Sixth Annual Education Conference, East Lansing, MI.

Bouck, E. C. (2003, March). Meeting Special Needs within the Mathematics Classroom. Session presented at the Connected Mathematics Project’s 6th Annual Users’ Conference, East Lansing, MI.


GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIP

Bouck, E. C. (2004). The Road to Examining the Reality and the Ideal: Functional Curricula for Secondary Students with Mild Mental Impairment. Michigan State University. Spencer Fellowship. (Fellowship funded).

Bouck, E. C. (2004). To Walk in Their Footsteps. ($6000). Michigan State University Summer Research Fellowship. (Fellowship funded).

Bouck, E. C. (2003). Special Education Technology Scholars. Office of Special Education Programs Doctoral Preparation Grant. Michigan State University. (Fellowship funded).

Bouck, E. C. (2003) Investigating Secondary Special Education for Students with Mild Mental Impairment. ($1000). MSU/Spencer Research Training Grant Program. (funded).

Bouck, E. C. (2003). Investigating Secondary Special Education for Students with Mild Mental Impairment and Learning Disabilities: Hearing the Voices of Teachers, Parents, and Students Student-Initiated Research Grant (CFDA No. 84.324C). ($19,998). Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, United States Department of Education.


RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS

2004: Research Assistant, Michigan State University, Special Education Program, Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Special Education, directed by Carol Sue Englert, Ph.D., Cindy Okolo, Ph.D., and Troy Mariage, Ph.D. Project ACCEL will address the needs of middle school special education students by integrating evidence-based literary strategies that can help students read and write expository texts in language arts and social studies classrooms.

2003 – Present: Research Assistant, Michigan State University, Special Education Program, Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Special Education, directed by Cindy Okolo, Ph.D. and Carol Sue Englert, Ph.D. The Virtual History Museum is a prototype web-based history learning environment designed to promote the historical understanding of all students and offer cognitive supports and mediational tools that will enable full participation and success for students with mild disabilities. The Virtual History Museum (VHM) enables a teacher or student, who serves as a curator, to develop an exhibit about a topic, event, or artifact. (http://vhm.msu.edu).

2003: Research Assistant, Michigan State University, Learning, Technology, and Culture Program, directed by Patrick Dickson, Ph.D. The project examined the top 10 Educational Psychology programs as ranked by U.S. News and World Report to analyze their features, with a special focus on their technology component.

2003: Research Assistant, Michigan State University, Special Education Program, Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Special Education, TELE-Web, directed by Carol Sue Englert, Ph.D. Conducted classroom observations and design experiment using pre-and post-tests on students word reading ability and writing. (http://teleweb.msu.edu).

2002 – Present: Research Assistant, Michigan State University, Department of Mathematics, Connected Mathematics Project, directed by Glenda Lappan, Ph.D. The Connected Mathematics Project (CMP) is a National Science Foundation funded project between which developed a mathematics curriculum for grades 6, 7, and 8. The result was Connected Mathematics, a complete mathematics curriculum that helps students develop understanding of important concepts, skills, procedures, and ways of thinking and reasoning in number, geometry, measurement, algebra, probability, and statistics. Developed special education supplement, created survey on special education, assisted in conferences, developed answers for mathematics text.

2002 – 2003: Research Assistant, Michigan State University, Special Education Program, Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Special Education, Concurrent Academic and Behavior/Social Support, directed by Troy Mariage, Ph.D. Examined concurrent academic and behavior support for elementary students with high incidence disabilities in pull-out programs.

1998 – 1999: Research Assistant, Northwestern University, Department of Psychology, The Project on Child Development, Directed by Sandra Waxman, Ph.D. Conducted research project on language acquisition in 2.5 year olds, especially the conceptual factors of mapping novel adjectives to object properties; wrote paper on research project; coded and analyzed data from other experiments on language acquisition.

1995 – 1998: Research Assistant, Michigan State University, Department of Mathematics, Connected Mathematics Project, directed by Glenda Lappan, Ph.D. Graded middle (summers) school mathematics open-ended assessment test for a National Science Foundation Project; analyzed results; entered data.

TEACHING EXPERIENCES

2005: Instructor, Michigan State University, Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Special Education – Graduate Students in Education Oversees. Masters of Educational Technology Year 1: Teaching for Understanding with Computers (CEP 810), Adapting Innovative Technology to Education (CEP 811), and Applying Educational Technologies to Problems of Practice (CEP 812). These courses represented the first year of a three year programs for obtaining a masters of educational technology. These courses taught the Microsoft Office suite, Macromedia applications, and Inspiration. It also discussed assistive technology, using the Internet as an educational tool, creating WebQuests, and principles of educational practice applied to technology.

2005: Instructor, Michigan State University, Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Special Education. Classroom Management in Inclusive Education (CEP 841). The course addresses the identification of behavioral, social and academic characteristics of children with special needs. Principles and techniques for classroom and behavioral management in the inclusive classroom will also be discussed, particularly with respect to designing school-wide, classroom-based and individual interventions.

2005: Long-Term Substitute Teacher, Portland High School, Portland, Michigan. Served as a long-term substitute teacher in a self-contained cross categorical classroom. Instructed secondary students in functional literacy, mathematics, social studies, and life skills.

2004 – Present: Guest Lecturer, Michigan State University, Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Special Education (CEP 449). Session Leader for Dr. Mathew Mayer, addressing motivation in students and its relationship to classroom management (March 18, 2004).

2003: Instructor, Michigan State University, Department of Teacher Education. Reflections on Learning (TE 150). This course exposes undergraduates to understanding learning in relation to psychological, sociological, and anthropological theories and assumptions about learning and teaching in and out of school. Responsible for teaching content and assessing students.

2003: Instructor, Michigan State University, Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Special Education. Behavior Management in Special Education (CEP 449), a master’s level course that engages students in behavior management principles within special education. Discusses theories, as well as pertinent components of IDEA, such as Functional Behavior Assessments and Positive Behavior Plans. Independently instructed the course for masters’ students in the Special Education Program. Devised syllabus, created assignments, and was responsible for overall course functioning.

2002 – 2003: Teaching Assistant, Michigan State University, Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Special Education. Diverse Learners in a Multicultural Perspective (CEP 240), an undergraduate course that introduces special education and others ways that students bring diversity into the classrooms, such as race, religion, gender, and ethnicity. Independently instruct one section of the course to undergraduates one day a week, assist in creation of assessments, and presentations to large three hundred-person lecture class sessions on speech and language impairment and mental retardation.


OTHER SERVICES TO THE PROFESSIONAL COMMUNITY

2005: Practicum Committee Member, Kim Wolbers, Michigan State University, Special Education Program

2004-2005: Volunteer Research Assistant, Understanding Special Education It Teacher Education (USE-IT). A project that is looking to infuse special education into the general education teacher education program at Michigan State University. Surveyed MSU interns, performed data analysis, produced a report, worked on website to assist interns.

2004: Reviewer, Review of Educational Research, American Education Research Association Journal. Article on Assistive Technology, Reviewed with Dr. Cindy Okolo.

2004: Committee Member and Planner, Michigan State University Interns’ Conference on Special Education.

2004: Reviewer, American Education Research Association, Annual Conference, Special Education SIG

2004: Reviewer, Kaleidoscope, Council for Exceptional Children, Teacher Education Division

2004: Practicum Committee Member, Joyce Burgener, Michigan State University, Special Education Program

2004: Presenter, Student Michigan Educational Association, Michigan State University. Presented on Mental Impairment within the Inclusive Classroom. February 28, 2004, East Lansing, Michigan.

2002: Reviewer, Kaleidoscope, Council for Exceptional Children, Teacher Education Division


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

• Council for Exceptional Children
- Division on Developmental Disabilities
- Teacher Education Division
- Division for Research
• American Educational Research Association
• American Association on Mental Retardation
• Mid-Western Educational Research Association

CONSULTING

2002- 2004: Farwell Area Schools, Farwell, Michigan.Consulted on district’s special education program, worked with district administrators to develop and strengthen a secondary special education curriculum, assisted with professional development on changing special education laws and IEPs, and designed a special education handbook for teachers in the district.

2000 – 2001: St. Louis Center, Chelsea, Michigan. Gave in-services to staff on developmental disabilities and normal development and deviations from it. Gave presentations to parents group on guardianship and community services.


FIELD EXPERIENCES

2005: Long-Term Substitute Teacher, Portland High School, Portland, Michigan. Served as a long-term substitute teacher in a self-contained cross categorical classroom. Instructed secondary students in functional literacy, mathematics, social studies, and life skills.

2001 – 2002: School Social Worker, Clare-Gladwin Regional Education Service District, Harrison Public School and Clare-Gladwin Day School. Individual and group counseling to special education students in elementary school, high school, and the county day school. Conducted evaluations for emotional impairment and Autism. Conducted preschool evaluations and provided consultation on behavior plans for all age groups.

2001: School Social Work Intern, Ionia County Intermediate School District, Portland Public Schools.
Provided individual counseling to special education students in the lower elementary and middle school eligible for social work services and group counseling for elementary boys on social skills and behavior management, for elementary and middle school girls on friendship, and for high school categorical students on social skills.

2000 – 2001: Social Work Intern, St. Louis Center, Chelsea, Michigan.
Provided case management services at a residential living facility for boys and men with mental retardation and developmental disabilities; individual and group counseling for boys and men with mental retardation; in-service presentations on developmental disabilities, normal development and deviations, and suicide precautions; and facilitated a parents’ support group.

1999 – 2000: Youth Worker Intern, Youth Resource Foundation Warming House Youth Center, Wilmette, Illinois.
Provided informal individual and group counseling to high school students; facilitated alcohol and drug prevention program; and co-facilitated multicultural discussion group.

1999: Inclusion Counselor, Keshet at Apachi Day Camp, Glenview, Illinois.
Provided one-on-one integration facilitation for a child with special needs at a regular day camp.


SELECTED AWARDS

• College of Education Alumni Fellowship, Michigan State University
• Spencer Fellowship, Michigan State University
• Michigan State University Summer Fellowship, Michigan State University
• Special Education Technology Scholars Program (SETS), Michigan State University
• Phi Kappa Phi, Michigan State University
• Spencer Small Training Grant, Michigan State University
• Dean’s Scholarship, Michigan State University
• Graduated Summa Cum Laude, Northwestern University
• Graduated With Honors, Northwestern University
• Phi Beta Kappa Society, Northwestern University
• Order of Omega, Northwestern University
• Dean’s List, Northwestern University
• Mortar Board, Northwestern University
• Rho Lambda, Northwestern University
• Gamma Sigma Alpha, Northwestern University
• Golden Key Society, Northwestern University
• Alpha Lambda Delta, Northwestern University



REFERENCES

Troy Mariage, Ph.D. Professor of Special Education. Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Special Education, Michigan State University, 341 Erickson Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824, (517) 355-1837, mariaget@msu.edu

Cindy Okolo, Ph.D. Professor of Special Education. Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Special Education, Michigan State University, 338 Erickson Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824, (517) 355-1871, okolo@msu.edu

Carol Sue Englert, Ph. D. Professor of Special Education. Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Special Education, Michigan State University, 324 Erickson Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824, (517) 355-1835, carolsue@msu.edu

Sandra Wilcox, Ph.D. Professor of Teacher Education. Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Special Education, Michigan State University, 343A Erickson Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824, wilcoxs@msu.eduJohn Smith III, Ph.D. Professor of Learning, Technology, and Culture. Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Special Education. Michigan State University, 513H Erickson Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824, (517) 355-6682, jsmith@msu.edu

Glenda Lappan, Ph.D. University Distinguished Professor. Connected Mathematics Project, Department of Mathematics, Michigan State University, A715 Wells Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824, (517) 432-2870, glappan@math.msu.edu