Faculty & Staff


The Rightpath team has extensive expertise in the foundational roles of language, literacy and mathematics development in early childhood. They have previously collaborated on projects that have yielded countless assessment and intervention tools and are well-positioned to address home, school, and community assessment and intervention needs.

fall 2021 course offering!

Students from ALL majors who are looking to gain hands-on experience with research in a collaborative interdisciplinary team approach are welcome to take IDS 2600: Applications of Research in Community Settings.

Rightpath Faculty:


Jason Anthony, PhD

Jason Anthony, Ph.D., Ed.S.

Professor and Rightpath Director

Maria Carlo, PhD

Maria Carlo, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Matthew Foster, PhD

Matthew Foster, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Trina Spencer, PhD

Trina D. Spencer, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Associate Professor

Jeffrey Williams, PhD

Jeffrey M. Williams, Ph.D.

Research Associate Professor


Rightpath Staff:

Sabrinia Burns, B.S.

Sabrinia Burns, BS, CRA_USF/Advanced

Social & Behavioral Research Coordinator

Courtney Claar, BAS

Courtney Claar, BAS

Social & Behavioral Research Specialist

Dawn Grossman

Dawn Grossman, Ed.S.

Community Liaison

Diane Gunnel

Diane Gunnell

Administrative Specialist

Elizabeth Ingram

Elizabeth Ingram, MBA, CRA-USF/Advanced

Manager, Fiscal and Business Administration

David Longa, BA

David Longa, BA

Unit Research Administrator

Claudia Millar

Claudia Millar, MPH

Training Coordinator

Denise Young

Denise Young, MA

Social & Behavioral Researcher

Rightpath Research support:

Chelsea Aggor

Chelsea Aggor

Data Collection Specialist

D Brown

Debra A. Brown, PhD

Research Data Specialist

Lodi Lipien, MS, BA

Lodi Lipien, MS, BA

Senior Social & Behavioral Researcher

M. McDonald

Maria (Rita) McDonald

Research Support Specialist

Alison Mehler, BS, MA

Alison Mehler, BS, MA

Data Collection Specialist

T. Pham

Thanh Pham, Ph.D.

Statistical Data Analyst

Rightpath Graduate Research Assistants:

Noe Alonzo Erazo, MA

Noé Erazo, M.A.

Graduate Research Associate

Megan Sullivan Kirby

Megan Sullivan Kirby, M.Ed., BCBA

Graduate Research Associate


De’Vohn Roman, BA

Student Research Assistant

Yue Yin

Yue Yin

Graduate Research Assistant

 Post-doctoral Researcher

Yi-Jui “Iva” Chen

Yi-Jui “Iva” Chen, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Scholar Researcher