Dr Jeffery P Braden

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Professor

Biography

Jeff Braden is the Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and Professor of Psychology at North Carolina State University. Prior to teaching at NC State, Jeff taught and directed school psychology programs at the University of Wisconsin—Madison, San Jose State University, and the University of Florida. Jeff is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, invited member of the Society for the Study of School Psychology, has chaired the American Psychological Association’s Committee on Psychological Tests and Assessments (2006), been a Fulbright Scholar, and has worked internationally as a keynote speaker, researcher, and expert witness. He has also been an investigator and consultant on numerous state and federally funded projects. His efforts in extension earned him the 2001 Van Hise Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award for outreach teaching from the University of Wisconsin—Madison.

His experiences with education include guidance and assessment services at residential schools for the deaf, teaching in general and special elementary education classrooms in the US and the UK, professional interpreting in American Sign Language, and experiences with a variety of populations (e.g., first grade students without disabilities, deaf-blind adults) and species (e.g., teaching American Sign Language to chimpanzees).

Teaching and Research Interests

Jeff's research interests lie primarily in the intended and unintended consequences of assessment, deafness and cognition, assessment of cognitive abilities in students with disabilities, and prevention of academic failure. Recently, he has begun exploring the impact of technology on higher education.

Projects

Jeff's current research compares an adaptive learning online course in introductory psychology to traditional methods of course delivery (July 2013-June 2015). His recent work produced an evaluation of Response to Intervention/Problem-Solving efforts in North Carolina, inclusion of youth with disabilities in school reform/improvement, and helping schools and districts build capacity for Response to Intervention models to deliver assessment, consultation, and prevention services.

 

Funded Research

Currently, Jeff's work on introductory psychology is funded by the Gates Foundation Adaptive Learning Accelerator Market Program.

Extension and Community Engagement

Recent international collaborations include work to improve inclusion of students with disabilities in authentic pedagogies/teaching paradigms with the ministries of education in New South Wales and Queensland, the University of Newcastle, and Griffith University in Australia, providing a keynote address at the 2006 Irish National Educational Psychology Services annual meeting, and a 2002 appointment as a Fulbright Scholar to study high stakes testing in Greece at the University of Athens. Additionally, he has been a keynote speaker or consultant in Cyprus (where he addressed a consortium of 29 European countries in Fall, 2008), Queensland and New South Wales (Australia), Dublin (Ireland), Athens (Greece), Istanbul (Turkey), and Amman (Jordan).

Jeff also worked to develop capacity for large-scale problem-solving programs (more than 500 schools) to prevent academic failure with inner-city urban youth in Chicago Public Schools, and to improve inclusion of students with disabilities in educational accountability systems with Wisconsin, Mississippi, and many urban (e.g., Milwaukee) and rural (e.g., Lancaster, SC) school districts. He continues to provide in-service training for educators on educational accountability programs and inclusion of students with disabilities in these programs throughout the United States, including a large-scale program to enhance success of urban, minority youths in Baltimore City Public Schools.

Publications

Jeff has published more than 175 articles, books, book chapters, and other products on assessment, school psychology, intelligence, and deafness (see vita for a list).

Presentations

Jeff has presented more than 300 papers, symposia, and workshops at state, national, and international meetings (see vita for complete list).

Responsibilities

Current responsibilities include leading the academic, research, extension, personnel, and development/fiscal activities of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. CHASS comprises 10 academic departments and interdisciplinary programs that support 49 undergraduate and 19 graduate degree programs, two research centers, approximately 600 faculty and staff, and more than 5,000 students.

Education

  • PhD in Educational/School Psychology from U. California--Berkeley, 1985
  • CAGS in School Psychology from Gallaudet University, 1980
  • MA in Developmental Psychology from Gallaudet University, 1979
  • MAT in Elementary Education from Beloit College, 1977
  • BA in Psychology from Beloit College, 1976