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Rightpath Researchers Present at TESOL International Convention & Expo

Righpath researchers were panelist at TESOL 2024 and discussed how remote synchronous instruction can be used with English language learners.

Professors Anthony and Williams receive $1.8 million grant to enhance the quality of early education programs in Florida

The Florida Department of Education grant supports the creation of a comprehensive quality rating system for all programs that accept VPK vouchers, empowering parents to make informed decisions about their child's education. 

CFS Associate Professor Inspires Students and University Leaders in Chile

Trina D. Spencer, PhD, BCBA-D, shared her research findings and provided consultation to university leaders in Chile.

CBCS Students and Mentors Recognized at 2022 Undergraduate Research Conference

The 2022 Undergraduate Research Conference showcases the contributions that undergraduates make to research in a variety of disciplines.

When Children’s Storytelling Says so Much More

CFS/Rightpath Associate Professor Trina D. Spencer, PhD, BCBA-D has co-developed with colleague Douglas Petersen ten principles of narrative intervention that can help guide practice in narrative intervention.

Five Years of Success!

The USF Rightpath Research and Innovation Center was established to provide expertise in the the foundational roles of language, literacy and mathematics development. Learn more about the center's accomplishments in the first five years!

Rightpath Associate Professor Trina Spencer’s Research Lab Undergraduate Students Present at USF Undergraduate Research Showcase and Conference

Dr. Spencer works with undergraduate research students to provide mentoring while encouraging them to learn the science of behavior so that it can be applied to interdisciplinary and general education issues such as professional development, instructional design, and the promotion of academic language.

CFS Associate Professor Trina Spencer, PhD Shares Fulbright Experience in South Africa

After several starts and stops and a year and a half delay, CFS Associate Professor Dr. Trina Spencer finally made it to South Africa. She won a Fulbright award in 2020, but due to COVID-19, she was unable to begin her experience until 2022.

Professor Jason Anthony Provides Expertise to Florida's Association of Early Learning Coalitions and Committee for Early Grade Success
He has extensive expertise in the foundational roles of language, literacy and mathematics development in early childhood and has recently been sought out to share knowledge gained from his research in the assessment of children, family-and school-based interventions, and program evaluation and statistics.

PhD Candidate in Rightpath Selected for Research Scholarship from Spencer Foundation
Noé Erazo, M.A., a doctoral candidate in the Rightpath Research and Innovation Center was recently selected through a competitive application process to become a Research Scholar of the Spencer Foundation as part of their Research-Practice Partnership grant program.

Graduate Research Associate Noé Erazo Advances to Doctoral Candidacy
Mr. Erazo, a Graduate Research Associate within CFS's Rightpath Research and Innovation Center, has advanced to a Doctoral Candidacy in the college’s interdisciplinary program in Behavioral and Community Sciences.

Fall 2020 Distance Learning Course: School-Based Mental Health Services
This course taught by Dr. Matthew Foster aims to equip students with fundamental knowledge and skills related to evidence-based behavioral health prevention and intervention in schools with an emphasis on cross systems collaboration and multi-tiered systems of services and supports.

Dr. Trina Spencer is Appointed Chair of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association Committee
She will serve as chair of ASHA's Clinical Research, Implementation Science, and Evidence-Based Practice committee from January 2020 to December 2022.

USF Students Prepare Education Materials for Autism Conference in Belarus
Approximately 30 undergraduate students from the Bilingual Language and Literacy Investigative Networking Group (BLLING) volunteered their time to create and assemble educational materials before the trip.

3 Rightpath Faculty Invited to Join Editorial Board of JEP
The Journal of Educational Psychology is a top-tier, peer reviewed journal published by the American Psychological Association.

Dr. Trina Spencer Trains Specialists to Work with Children with Autism in Minsk, Belarus
Dr. Spencer traveled as part of a humanitarian group to help build capacity of Belarusians’ to work with young children with autism.

Rightpath Receives $1.3 Million Research Grant from U.S. Department of Education
Dr. Trina D. Spencer has been awarded a 4-year $1.3 million research grant from the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences to help reduce the language-based achievement gap in primary grades.
New Center at USF to Focus on Early Intervention as RightPath to Success for Young Children