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Karen M Oswald

Teacher Education
Teacher Education
Lindley Hall S110

Dr. Oswald holds the Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, with an emphasis on Special Education from Ohio University. She also holds the M.Ed. in Multi-handicapped Education and Early Education of the Handicapped as well as the B.S. in Early Childhood Education and Special Education from Ohio University. She currently teaches courses in special education and supervises early field experiences. Her primary research interests include school-wide positive behavior supports, student involvement in school-wide positive behavior supports, and rural wraparoundservices. She is the faculty advisor for the Alexander Schools Partnership and has served as a behavioral consultant for Wellston City Schools. 

Most Recent Publications:

Oswald, K., Safran, S., & Johanson, G. (2004). Preventing trouble: Making schools safer places using positive behavior supports. Education & Treatment of Children28(3), 265 -278. 

Safran S, & Oswald, K. (2003). Positive behavior supports: Can schools reshape disciplinary practices? Exceptional Children69(3), 361-373.

Gut. D.M., Oswald, K.M., Leal D.J., Frederiksen, L., & Gustafson, J. (2002). Building the foundations of inclusive education through collaborative teacher preparation: A university school partnership. College Student Journal37(1), 111-129.