Michael Humphrey, Ed.D
Associate Professor & Department Chair(208)-426-2801
Education Building, Room 230
Michael Humphrey, EdD, is an associate professor in Special Education and Early Childhood Studies at Boise State University. Dr. Humphrey received his BA in English from the University of Iowa in 1997 and then served in the Peace Corps in Sri Lanka and Cameroon till 2000. He received his MA in Special Education in 2004 and his EdD in Special Education in 2008 from the University of Northern Colorado. Dr. Humphrey’s currently instructs courses that prepare secondary general education teachers for inclusive classrooms, the instruction of mathematics and classroom management and behavioral interventions for special education teachers. His current research focuses on building teacher-efficacy on the instruction of mathematics and students with exceptionalities through preservice and early field-based experiences. Dr. Humphrey’s work has been included in Exceptionality, A Special Education Journal, Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, Learning Disability Quarterly, The Clearing House, and, Rural Special Education Quarterly.
Rossitta Fleming, BA
Administrative Assistant II(208) 426-2814
Education Building, Room 218
Rossitta Fleming earned her Bachelor of Applied Science degree with a minor in Communication at Boise State University. Previously, she earned an Associate of Applied Business from Marion, Ohio Technical College. Rossitta is an Administrative Assistant for the Early & Special Education Department. She has been at Boise State since 2000 and has over 10 years of experience in working with students of diverse backgrounds and performing an array of administrative duties.
Prior to that Rossitta worked at the American Embassy and United States AID Mission in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Being a military spouse, Rossitta has worked in many different states and countries with a diverse amount of people and cultures, which has enriched her life. Rossitta is Trilingual and is an international traveller, with a deep appreciation and understanding of other cultures.
Keith W. Allred, PhD
Associate Professor(208) 426-1548
Education Building, Room 228
Dr. Keith W. Allred is an Associate Professor, and currently serves as Chairperson of the Department of Special Educationand Early Childhood Studies. Keith graduated in 1976 with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. He taught for 7 years in a variety of elementary and special education classrooms ranging from a 2-room school in Silver Peak, NV, to special campus program for adolescents with behavior disorders in Dallas, TX. He completed a master’s degree in Educational Psychology and did his doctoral work in special education at Vanderbilt University. He spent his first five years as a Teacher Educator at Eastern Illinois University and then served on the faculty at BYU for seven years. Keith then served as the 619 Coordinator in the Nevada Department of Education for nine years. Keith began working at Boise State University in the Fall of 2007. Keith’s research interests include family adaptation to disability, the father’s ‘role’ in families of children with disabilities, factors influencing inclusive education, and special education teacher effectiveness. Keith and his wife, Cheri, are the parents of 5 children and the proud grandparents of 10 grandchildren.
Lisa Beymer, MA
Education Building, Room 516
Deb Carter, Ph.D.
Education Building, Room 209
Deborah Carter, Ph.D., BCBA-D, is a professor in Special Education and Early Childhood Studies at Boise State University. Dr. Carter’s areas of expertise include school-wide and individual student positive behavior support, early childhood special education, and family involvement. She provides training and coaching support to early childhood programs and K-12 schools implementing systems of positive behavior support. Her current research focuses on implementation of program-wide positive behavior support in early childhood and integrating academic and behavioral RTI at the school level. Her work has been included in the Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, Behavioral Disorders, Assessment for Effective Intervention, Intervention in School and Clinic, The Early Childhood Education Journal, and Teaching Young Children.
Jeremy W. Ford, Ph.D., NCSP
Assistant Professor(208) 426-3544
Education Building, Room 204
Jeremy W. Ford, Ph.D., NCSP, is an assistant professor in the Department of Early and Special Education at Boise State University. Dr. Ford is a specialist-level trained, and nationally certified, school psychologist. Prior to joining the faculty at Boise State University he earned his Ph.D. in Teaching and Learning (Special Education subtrack) from The University of Iowa with an emphasis in School Curriculum and Assessment Policy. Dr. Ford has experience working in schools in multiple capacities across kindergarten through high school. These experiences include: crisis intervention at an alternative school, teacher assistant for students with intellectual disabilities, school psychologist, professional development trainer, technical assistance provider, and consultant for students with autism.
Dr. Ford’s research interests include: Curriculum-Based Measurement (CBM), examining special education teacher effectiveness, explicit instruction, noncategorical models of special education service delivery, Response to Intervention (RtI) / Multi-tiered Systems of Support (MTSS), and screening and progress decision-making. His work has been included in Education and Training in Autism and other Developmental Disabilities and The Journal of Remedial and Special Education. He lives in Boise with his wife, Rachel, and their four sons.
Patricia Hampshire, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor(208) 426-5464
Education Building, Room 205
Dr. Patricia Hampshire is an Assistant Professor in Special Education and Early Childhood Studies at Boise State University. Dr. Hampshire received her PhD in Special Education at Indiana University. Dr. Hampshire teaches courses focused on early intervention, collaborating with families, child development and working with students with autism spectrum disorders. Dr. Hampshire’s areas of expertise include early childhood special education, developing family-focused interventions, autism spectrum disorders, and working with individuals with severe behavior. Dr. Hampshire has worked in both the educational and clinical settings as a special education teacher, parent coach, consultant and researcher. Dr. Hampshire’s current research focuses on teaching student with autism to self-manage during homework routines through the use of iPads. Dr. Hampshire’s work has been included in Teaching Exceptional Children, Intervention in School and Clinic, and Beyond Behavior.
Evelyn Johnson, Ed.D.
Education Building, Room 203
Evelyn received her Doctor of Education degree from the University of Washington, Seattle in 1999 and holds the position of Professor of Special Education, and Executive Director of Lee Pesky Learning Center, a non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the lives of people with learning disabilities.
From 2003 to 2007, Dr. Johnson worked as a research associate for the National Research Center on Learning Disabilities (NRCLD), examining issues related to Response to Intervention (RTI) and Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD) determination. Dr. Johnson’s work with the NRCLD includes the development of numerous technical assistance products to assist state and local educational agencies on Response to Intervention (RTI) and learning disability identification-related issues. This work has led to numerous collaborative research efforts, national presentations, and publications including co-authoring, RTI: A Practitioner’s Guide to Implementation and How RTI Works in Secondary Schools.
Dr. Johnson’s current research focuses in three main areas: 1) understanding the connection between information processing, executive functioning, and academic performance, 2) supporting schools in the implementation of intervention and instructional systems for students at-risk for or with learning difficulties, and 3) special education teacher evaluation. Dr. Johnson joined Boise State University in 2007, and lives in Boise with her husband and two children.
Juli Pool, Ph.D.
Associate Professor(208) 426-2807
Education Building, Room 207
Juli Lull Pool, Ph.D., is an associate professor in Special Education and Early Childhood Studies at Boise State University. Dr. Pool received her doctorate in Early Intervention from the University of Oregon. She also holds an MS in Early Intervention from the University of Oregon, and a BS in Elementary and Special Education from the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Pool’s areas of expertise include assessment, response to intervention, and early childhood special education. She has published in several professional journals including Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, Early Childhood Education Journal, Intervention in School & Clinic, and Assessment for Effective Intervention.
Carrie Semmelroth, Ed.D.
Dr. Carrie Semmelroth, lecturer, joined Boise State University in 2009 as a project coordinator for the TATERS and RESET programs. In 2013, she received her Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Boise State University, and was the first doctoral student to specialize in Special Education. Her doctoral work focused on special education teacher effectiveness. Her work has been included in the Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, and Assessment for Effective Intervention.
Education Building, Room 218
Education Building, Room 218
Education, Room 218
Education Building, Room 218