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Laura Kern, JD, PhD

Laura Kern, JD, PhD

Research Assistant Professor

Office: MHC 2128

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Laura Kern is currently an Research Assistant Professor at the University of South Florida. She received her doctorate in Educational Psychology with a focus on Special Education at the University of Connecticut’s Neag School of Education as well as a Certificate in Evaluation and is interested in the intersection of policy with educational practice, the reduction of aggressive behaviors in schools, and the implementation of multi-tiered systems of support. She practiced law for over ten years before studying special education, receiving her JD from Quinnipiac University. She also received her master of arts in special education from the University of Connecticut.