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Michael Rosenberg, PhD

Professor Emeritus

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Michael Rosenberg is professor emeritus at Johns Hopkins University and is also the dean of State University of New York at New Paltz’s (SUNY) School of Education. Prior to his 2012 appointment at SUNY, he was a professor and chair in the Department of Special Education and associate dean for research in the Johns Hopkins School of Education. Preceding his 26 years at Johns Hopkins, he was an assistant professor for four years at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, and for a semester a visiting scholar at Westminster College in Oxford, England. He completed his doctoral work at Penn State University, and was a 2008 Fulbright Fellow at Saint Patrick’s College in Dublin, Ireland. An author of numerous texts and articles on special education policy and instructional methods, Rosenberg advised over 35 doctoral graduates and was a recipient of the 2007 TED/Merrill Teacher of Excellence Award.

EDUCATION

Ph.D. The Pennsylvania State University, 1982 (Special Education)
M.Ed. State University College at Buffalo, 1979 (Special Education)
B.S. State University College at Buffalo, 1975 (Special Education)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

8/2012 – present Dean, School of Education, State University of New York at New Paltz
8/2012 – present Professor, School of Education, Special Education, State University of New York at New Paltz
12/2012 – present, Professor Emeritus, Johns Hopkins University
7/2009 – 7/2012 Associate Dean for Research, School of Education, Johns Hopkins University
7/2000 – 6/2009 Professor, Department of Special Education; Chair, Doctoral Studies Committee, Johns Hopkins University
1/2008 – 6/2008 Fulbright Fellow, Saint Patrick’s College, Dublin
7/1986 – 6/2000 Professor and Chair, Department of Special Education; Assistant Director, Division of Education; Associate/Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University
9/1982 – 8/1986 Associate/Assistant Professor; Director, Graduate Program in Behavior Analysis, Ball State University
2/1985 – 6/1985 Visiting Lecturer in Special Education, Westminster College, Oxford, England
9/1979 – 8/1982 Graduate Fellow; Teaching Assistant; Instructor, The Pennsylvania State University
9/1975 – 8/1979 Teacher of Adolescents with Learning Disabilities and Behavior Disorders, Orleans-Niagara Board of Disabled Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES)

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Books
McLeskey, J., Rosenberg, M.S., & Westling, D. (in press). Inclusion: Effective practices for all students (3nd edition). New York: Pearson.

McLeskey, J., Rosenberg, M.S., & Westling, D. (2013). Inclusion: Effective practices for all students (2nd edition). New York: Pearson.

Rosenberg, M.S., Westling, D., & McLeskey, J. (2011) Special education for today’s teachers: An introduction (2nd edition). New York: Pearson.

McLeskey, J., Rosenberg, M.S., & Westling, D. (2010). Inclusion: Effective practices for all students. New York: Pearson.

Rosenberg, M.S., Westling, D., & McLeskey, J. (2008) Special education for today’s teachers: An introduction. New York: Merrill/Prentice Hall.

Articles and Book Chapters
Dewey, J., Sindelar, P.T., Bettini, E., Rosenberg, M.S., & Leko, C. (in press). Explaining the decline in special education teacher employment from 2005 -2012. Exceptional Children.

Pearl, C. E., Vasquez, E., Marino, M. T., Wienke, W., Rosenberg, M.S., Donehower, C., Gourwitz, J. & Duerr, S. (in press). Establishing content validity of the Quality Indicators for Classrooms Serving Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder instrument. Teacher Education and Special Education.

Nagro, S. A., deBetterncourt, L.U., Rosenberg, M.S., Carran, D.T., & Weiss, M.P. (2017). The effects of guided video on teacher candidates’ reflective ability and instructional skills. Teacher Education and Special Education, 40(1), 7-25.

Connelly, V.J., Rosenberg, M.S., & Larson, K.E. (2014). Alternative routes for special education teacher preparation: Context, outcomes, and implications. In P.T. Sindelar, E.McCray, M.T. Brownell, and B. Lignagaris/Kraft (Eds.). Handbook of Research on Special Education Teacher Preparation (pp. 215-230). New York: Routledge.

Rosenberg, M.S. & Walther-Thomas, C. (2014). Innovation, policy, and capacity in special education: Competing demands in challenging times. Teacher Education and Special Education, 37, 77-82.

Zablotsky, B., & Rosenberg, M. (2013). Special education and academic achievement. In J. Hattie and Eric Anderman (Eds.). International Guide to Student Achievement (pp. 170 -172). New York: Routledge.

Boe, E.E, deBettencourt, L.U. Dewey, J.F. Rosenberg, M.S., Sindelar, P.T., & Leko, C. (2013). Variability in demand for special education teachers: Indicators, explanations, and impacts. Exceptionality, 21, 103- 125.

Sindelar, P.T., Dewey, J.F., Rosenberg, M.S., Corbett, N., Denslow, D., & Lotfinia, B. (2012). Cost effectiveness of alternative route special education teacher preparation. Exceptional Children, 79(1), 25-44.

Rosenberg, M. S. (2012). Violence prevention and students with disabilities: Thinking functionally and providing evidence based supports and accommodations. Behavioral Disorders, 37(3), 206- 209.

Bradshaw, C.P., Pas, E.T., Goldweber, A., Rosenberg, M.S., & Leaf, P.J. (2012). Integrating school-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports with tier 2 coaching to student support teams: The PBISplus model. Advances in School Mental Health Promotion, 5(3), 177-193.

Bottiani, J.H., Bradshaw, C.P., Rosenberg, M.S., Hershfeldt, P.A., Pell, K.L., Debnam, K.J. (2012). Applying Double Check to Response to Intervention: Culturally Responsive Practices for Learning Disabilities. Insights on Learning Disabilities, 9(1), 93-107.

McCray, E. D., Rosenberg, M. S., Brownell, M. T., deBettencourt, L., Leko, M., & Long, S. (2011). School-university partnerships for special education teacher preparation. Journal of Special Education Leadership, 24(1), 47-58.

Rosenberg, M.S., & deBettencourt. L.U. (2010). Editors’ Introduction: Tradition and enhanced technology: Continuing TESE’s commitment to quality research and commentary. Teacher Education and Special Education, 33(1), 5 -7.

Hershfeldt, P.A., Rosenberg, M.S., & Bradshaw, C.P. (2010). Function-based thinking: A systematic way of thinking about function and its role in changing student behavior problems. Beyond Behavior, 19(3), 12-21.

Scott, T.M., Alter, P.J., Rosenberg, M.S., & Borgmeier, C. (2010). Decision-making in secondary and tertiary interventions of school-wide systems of positive behavior support. Education and Treatment of Children, 33(4), 513-536.

Connelly, V., & Rosenberg, M.S. (2009). Special education as a profession: Historical
comparisons to careers that have achieved full professional standing. Teacher Education and
Special Education, 32(4), 201-214.

Hershfeldt, P.A., Sechrest, R., Pell, K.L., Rosenberg, M.S., Bradshaw, C.P., & Leaf, P.J. (2009). Double- Check: A framework of cultural responsiveness applied to classroom behavior. TEACHING Exceptional Children Plus, 6(2).

Wasburn-Moses, L., & Rosenberg, M. S. (2008). Alternative Route Special Education Teacher Preparation Programs Guidelines. Teacher Education and Special Education, 31(4), 257-267.

Published Conference Proceedings and Monographs
Rosenberg, M.S., Brownell, M., McCray, E.D., deBettencourt, L.U., Leko, M., Long, S. (2009).
Development and sustainability of school-university partnerships in special education teacher preparation: A critical review of the literature.(NCIPP Doc. No. RS-3). University of Florida, National Center to Inform Policy and Practice in Special Education Professional Development Web site: http://ncipp.org/reports/rs_3.pdf

SELECTED INTERNATIONAL, NATIONAL, REGIONAL & STATE PRESENTATIONS

Sindelar, P.T., & Rosenberg, M.S (2016, November). Trends in teacher and paraprofessional employment. Paper presented at Annual Meeting of the Teacher Education Division (TED), Lexington, KY.

Sindelar, P.T., Rosenberg, M.S., & Steinbrecher, T. (2016, April). Should teachers be considered highly qualified by virtue of being enrolled in alternative route preparation? Paper presented at 2016 Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Convention and Expo, St. Louis, MO.

Scheeler, M.C., deBettencourt, L., Correa, V., Sindelar, P.T., Spooner, F. & Rosenberg, M.S.
(2015, November). Research in special education teacher preparation: TESE editors’ reflections on current status and future directions. Panel presentation at Annual Meeting of the Teacher Education Division (TED), Tempe, AZ.

Rosenberg, M.S. (2015, August). Developing, implementing, and sustaining comprehensive and culturally responsive behavior management systems. Paper presented at the Ulster Leadership Summit, Lake George, NY.

Sindelar, P.T., Steinbrecher, T., & Rosenberg, M.S. (2014, November). What can we consider best practice in SET Licensure? Paper presented at Annual Meeting of the Teacher Education Division (TED), Indianapolis, IN.

Sindelar, P.T., Leko, C., deBettencourt, L., & Rosenberg, M.S. (2010, November). Stimulus
funding and the demand for special education teachers. Paper presented at Annual Meeting of the Teacher Education Division (TED), St. Louis, MO.

deBettencourt, L., Rosenberg, M.S., Sindelar, P.T., & Leko, C. (2010, November). Unmet
demand for special education: End of an Era? Paper presented at Annual Meeting of the Teacher Education Division (TED), St. Louis, MO.

Brownell, M., Lignugaris/Kraft, B., Rosenberg, M.S., & Wexler, L. (2010, April). The Future of Special Education Teacher Preparation: Continuing the Conversation. Paper presented at 2010 Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Convention and Expo, Nashville, TN.

Rosenberg, M.S. (2010, April). Double-Check: A Process of Cultural Responsiveness Applied to Classroom Behavior. Paper presented at the 2010 Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Convention and Expo, Nashville, TN.

Rosenberg, M.S., Sindelar, P.T.,& Corbett, N. (2010, February). Preparing Highly Qualified
Teachers for Students with Disabilities: Findings From Recent Research. Paper presented at 47th Annual International Conference of the Learning Disabilities Association of America, Baltimore, MD.

Hershfeldt, P., & Rosenberg, M.S. (2008, November). Beyond Universal Behavior Management: What Developing Teachers Need to Know about Managing Problem Behaviors. Paper presented at Annual Meeting of the Teacher Education Division (TED), Dallas, TX.

Corbett, N., Sindelar, P.T., & Rosenberg, M.S. (2008, November). Assessing the Quality of Special Educators Prepared through Alternative Programs: A Case Study Approach. Paper presented at Annual Meeting of the Teacher Education Division (TED), Dallas, TX.

McCray, E., Brownell, M., Rosenberg, M.S., & deBettencourt, L. (2008, November). University School Partnerships: Lessons Learned from the Research. Paper presented at Annual Meeting of the Teacher Education Division (TED), Dallas, TX.

Rosenberg, M.S. (2008, June). Development, Implementation, and Sustainability of Positive Behaviour Management Systems. Paper presented at the 20th Annual conference of the Irish Association of Teachers in Special Education, Dublin, Ireland.

Corbett, N., Dove, S., Rosenberg, M.S., & Sindelar, P.T (2008, April). Project INVEST: The Cost Effectiveness of Alternate Routes to Certification. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Council for Exceptional Children, Boston, MA.

EDITORIAL AND REVIEW ACTIVITIES

Co-Editor, Teacher Education and Special Education, 2010 -2013.

Special Series editor, Journal of Learning Disabilities, 1997

Field Reviewer, Journal of Special Education, 1991, 2002 – present.

Consulting editor, Learning Disabilities Quarterly, 1989 – 2004.

Field Reviewer, Journal of Teacher Education, 2000 – 2008.

Consulting editor, Journal of Learning Disabilities, 1986 – 1995.

Consulting editor, Journal of Emotional and Behavior Disorders, 1991 – 2012.

Consulting editor, Intervention in School and Clinic, 1992 – present.

Associate and Consulting editor, Teacher Education and Special Education, 1992 – 2010.

Field editor, Special Services Digest, 1987 – 1989.

Guest reviewer, Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 1990.

Guest reviewer, Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 1986, 1988.

Guest reviewer, Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy, 1987.

Consultant, manuscript and book reviewer. Prentice-Hall, Pearson Inc. May, 1983 – 2002.

Consultant, manuscript and book reviewer. Macmillan, Inc. September, 1986 – 2000.

SELECTED CONSULTATIONS

Consultant, University of Central Florida Special Education Doctoral Programs, 2002 – present.

Consultant, CEEDAR Center, University of Florida, 2013-2015.

Consultant, Baltimore County Public Schools, Evaluation of Specialized Summer Programs, 1999 – 2013.

Consultant, Fairfax County, VA Public Schools, Assisting in design of structured management programs for special education settings, 1998 – 2006.

Consultant, United States Federal Court, Evaluation of Baltimore City Public Schools Disengagement Standards, Vaugn G. v. Board of Education, 2000 – 2008.

SELECTED LOCAL PRESENTATIONS

Rosenberg, M.S. (2015, August). Comprehensive and Culturally Responsive Behavior Management. Presentation to Ulster Counter Superintendents, Saratoga, NY.

Rosenberg, M.S. (2015, June). Culturally Responsive Behavior Management: What We Know and Need To Know. Keynote address to Mid-Hudson Region’s PBIS Group, Hyde Park, NY.

SELECTED GRANTS RECEIVED

Bradshaw, C.B., & Rosenberg, M.S. (Co-PI) Double Check: A Cultural Proficiency and Student Engagement Model. Institute for Education Sciences, May 1, 2011 – April 30, 2014 (subcontact to SoE: $219,000).

Rosenberg, M.S., & deBettencourt, L.U. Leadership in Special Education Teacher Preparation: Application and Research, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services, January 1, 2011 – December 31, 2015 ($1,185,000).

Rosenberg, M.S., & Broughton, L.R.B. The Johns Hopkins Secondary Support Initiative. Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services, July 1, 2009 – June 30, 2014 ($500,000).

Rosenberg, M. S., & Green, A. Leadership in Special Education for Urban School Reform. Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services, October 1, 2004 – September 30, 2008 ($768,668).

Rosenberg, M. S. PBIS Plus Subcontract. Institute for Education Sciences, July 1, 2007 – June 30, 2010 ($78,000).

MEMBERSHIPS IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
Council for Children with Behavior Disorders (CEC-BD) Division of Learning Disabilities (CEC-DLD)
Teacher Education Division (CEC-TD)
Division of Research (CEC-DR)
International Council for Learning Disabilities (CLD) Maryland Council for Learning Disabilities (MCLD)
Higher Education Consortium for Special Education (HECSE)

SELECTED NATIONAL SERVICE ACTIVITIES

United Way of Duchess and Orange County
TeachNY Advisory Board, 2014- present
CAEP Data Managers Advisory, 2014
New York State Professional Standards and Practices Board, 2012 – present
Blue Ribbon Task Force on Leadership Training in Special Education, 2002- 2005

STATE, LOCAL & UNIVERSITY SERVICE ACTIVITIES

Middle States Review Committee Deans’ Search Committees Chair, Doctoral Studies Academic Policy Committee Johns Hopkins University IRB IRB Advisory Board
RICA Citizens Advisory Board
Maryland State Special Education Advisory Board
Committee for Services to Students with LD/ADD
Library Advisory Committee, Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore County Advisory Board for Special Education
Academic Council, The Johns Hopkins University
Chair, Scholarship Committee, The Johns Hopkins University Interdivisional Faculty Group Advisory Board, Center for Technology and Human Disabilities
Intellectual Property Committee, The Johns Hopkins University
Conflict of Interest Committee, The Johns Hopkins University