Overview

Dr. Cornell Heidi is an Assistant Professor in School of Education. She joined WSU in 2016.

Information

Academic Interests and Expertise

EDUCATION

  • Indiana University; Bloomington, IN. Ph.D. Special Education –Emotional and Behavioral Disorders Minor- Educational Leadershi. (2011-2015)

Disertation: Fostering Reading Motivation in Self-Contained Special Education Classrooms for Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders (Chair:Jeffrey A. Anderson)

  • Indiana University; Bloomington, IN M.S. Special Educatio. (2003-2005)
  • Indiana University; Bloomington, IN. B.S. General Elementary Minor- Learning Disabled. (1998-2002)

 

 

Areas of Teaching Interest

Undergraduate

  • CI 497: History, Philosophy, and Ethics of Education (Spring 2019)
  • CI 504: Special Education Law (Fall 2018)
  • CI 796: Family-Professional Collaboration (Spring 2018; Spring 2019)
  • CI 320: Introduction to Diversity: Exceptionalities (Fall 2016)
  • K343: Education of the Socially and Emotionally Disturbed I (Spring 2014)
  • K495A: TAL Urban Field Experience (Spring 2013)
  • K344: Education of the Socially and Emotionally Disturbed II (Fall 2012)
  • K306: Introduction to Exceptional Learners for Secondary Educators (Fall 2011; Spring 2012)

Graduate

  • CI 819: Non-symbolic/symbolic communication (Spring 2018)
  • CI 819A: Internship/Practicum: Communication (Spring 2018)
  • CI 862: Evidence-Based Inquiry: Capstone Project Proposal (Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Summer 2018, Fall 2018)
  • CI 863: Evidence-Based Inquiry: Capstone Project Proposal (Spring 2018, Fall 2018, Spring 2019)
  • CI 818: Positive Behavior Supports for Students with Exceptionalities (Fall 2017, Fall 2018; Spring 2019)
  • CI 812: Transition Across the Life Span (Summer 2017)
  • CI 749A: Internship: High-Incidence (Summer 2018)CI 749F: Internship: Low-Incidence (Summer 2017,Summer 2018)
  • CI 796: Family-Professional Collaboration (Spring 2017; Fall 2017; Spring 2018; Fall 2018)
  • CI 742: Introduction to Teaching Strategies for Students with Severe Disabilities (Spring 2017; Spring 2018)
  • CI 820: Advanced Teaching Strategies for Students with Severe Disabilities (Fall 2016; Fall 2017; Fall 2018)
  • CI 815A: Internship/Practicum: High-incidence Learning Needs (Fall 2016)
  • CI 820A: Internship/Practicum: Low-incidence Learning Needs (Fall 2016; Fall 2017; Fall 2018)
  • K505: Introduction to Exceptional Learners (Fall 2015)
Publications

Refereed Journals

  • Cornell, H. & Sayman, D. (2019) An Exploratory Study of Teachers’ Experience with Interagency Collaboration for the Education for Students with EBD. Preventing School Failure: Alternative Education for Children and Youth. Advance online publication. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1045988X.2019.1703625

  • Cornell, H., Sayman, D., & Herron, J. (2019) Sense of community in a special education online graduate program. Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education, 2(2). Retrieved at: https://jethe.org/index.php/jethe

  • Cornell, H. R., Ling, T. T. & Anderson, J. A. (2018) A systematic review of play-based interventions for students with ADHD: Implications for school-based occupational therapists. Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools, & Early Intervention. Advance online publication. doi:10.1080/19411243.2018.1432446
  • Cornell, H. & Stone, J. (2017) Facilitating Applied Learning in an Introductory Course on Exceptionalities through a Student Choice Project. THE ADVOCATE, Vol. 23(4).
  • Cornell, H. (2018, Fall) Fostering Reading Motivation in Self-Contained Classrooms for Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders. Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals

 

Technical Reports

  • Cornell, H. & Stone, J. (2019, August) Evaluation of Families Together, Inc.’s Parent Mentor Services: Findings from Year 1. Report prepared for Families Together, Inc. Wichita, KS. Wichita State University, School of Education

  • Anderson, J.A., Zhang, L., Ergulec, F., Cornell, H., Moon, J. & Gee, E. (2016, June) Comparison of Systems of Care in Two Rural Communities. Prepared for as part of the One Community One Family System of Care Evaluation.
  • Anderson, J.A., Ergulec, F, Cornell, H., Ruschman, N., & Min, M. (2016, March) Community Impact Study-Year 1 Report. Prepared for as part of the One Community One Family System of Care Evaluation.
  • Cornell, H. R., Howland, A. A., & Thurlow, N. (2015, June) Maternal Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV): Final Benchmark and Outcome Technical Report for FY12-FY14. Prepared for as part of the Evaluation of the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program Formula and Competitive Grants.
  • Cornell, H. R. & Howland, A. A. (2014, October) A Mixed Method Study Examining the Utilization of Special Education Teaching Assistants. Prepared for Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation.
  • Cornell, H. R., Yun, N., Howland, A. A., & Anderson, J. A. (2014, October) NFP Program Referral Survey Report. Prepared for as part of the Evaluation of the Maternal Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program Formula Grant.
  • Cornell, H. R., Larson, E., Howland, A. A., & Anderson, J. A. (2014, September) Interagency Collaboration Activities Survey Report. Prepared for as part of the Evaluation of the Maternal Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program Formula Grant.
  • Cornell, H.R., Thurlow, N., Howland, A.A., & Anderson, J.A. (2014, May) Indiana MIECHV Home Visitor Survey Report. Prepared for as part of the Evaluation of the Maternal Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program Formula Grant.
  • Cornell, H.R., Howland, A.A., Anderson, J.A., Chen, M., Wright, L. & Thurlow, N. (2013, Oct) Indiana MIECHV Benchmark Protocol Manual. Prepared for as part of the Evaluation of the Maternal Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program Competitive Grant.
  • Cornell, H. R., Anderson, J.A, & Howland, A.A. (2013, May) Educational Functioning at Enrollment and 6 Months in One Community One Family. Prepared for One Community One Family Systems of Care.

PRESENTATIONS

  • Cornell, H. Sayman, D. & Stone, J. (accepted for 2020) A Person of Great Potential: A Review of Literature of Alternate Special Education Licensure. Poster Presentation at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting [Special Education SIG]. San Francisco, CA.

  • Cornell, H., Stone, J., Girard, L. & Metzger, D. (accepted for 2020) Parent Mentoring: Empowering Families for Positive School Partnerships. Paper Presentation at the Annual Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children. Portland, OR

  • Cornell, H. (2019, April) A Phenomenological Study into How Teachers of Students with EBD Understand and Experience Interagency Collaboration. Paper Presentation at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting [Special Education Research SIG]. Toronto, Canada

  • Cornell, H., Sayman, D., & Herron, J. (2019, April)  Sense of Community in a Special Education Online Graduate Program. Roundtable Presentation at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting [Online Teaching and Learning SIG]. Toronto, Canada

  • Cornell, H. & Blasdel, K. a (2019, Jan.) Reducing Parental Stress: Lessons Learned From a Parent Resource Night. Poster Presentation at the Annual Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children. Indianapolis, IN (-student)

  • Cornell, H. & Sutton, A.a (2019, Jan.) A Teacher Created Protocol for Interagency Collaboration. Paper Presentation at the Annual Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children. Indianapolis, IN (-student)

  • Sayman, D., Cornell, H. & Stone, J. (2019, Jan.) A Narrative Review of Alternative Certification Programs: Lessons Learned From Program Development. Paper Presentation at the Annual Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children. Indianapolis, IN

  • Cornell, H., Sayman, D. & Stone, J. (2018, April) Re-imaging Special Education Teacher Preparation: Alternative Pathways for Licensure. Paper Presentation at the Annual Kansas Association of Teacher Educators (ATE-K) Conference. Emporia, KS.

  • Stone, J. & Cornell, H. (2017, Nov) “I didn’t realize...”: Transforming Pre-Service Teachers’ Perceptions about Disability through an Applied Learning Project. Paper Presentation at the Annual Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children Conference. Savannah, GA.
  • Cornell, H. (2017, April) Fostering Reading Motivation in Self-Contained Classrooms for Students with EBD. Presentation at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting [Special Education Research SIG]. San Antonio, TX
  • Cornell, H. & Stone, J. (2017, April) Facilitating Applied Learning in an Introductory Course on Exceptionalities through a Student Choice Project. Paper Presentation at the Annual Kansas Association of Teacher Educators (ATE-K) Conference. Emporia, KS.
  • Cornell, H. (2016, Nov.) Teaching Students with EBD in Self-Contained Classrooms and Alternative Settings: New Directions for Teacher Education. Paper Presentation at the Annual Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children Conference. Lexington, KY.
  • Cornell, H., Wang, T. & Anderson, J.A. (2016, April) Kaleidoscope Program: Early Intervention for Students with Behavioral Challenges. Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children. St. Louis, MO.
  • Cornell, H. & Anderson, J.A. (2016, April) School-based mental health services for students with emotional disturbances: A review of the literature. Poster Presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting [Special Education Research SIG]. Washington, D.C.
  • Lin, T a., Cornell, H., & Anderson, J.A. (2016, April) Indiana System of Care: A Comparison of Perceived and Intended Goals. Poster presentation at the Indiana University Hutton Honors College 2016 Research Symposium & Poster Fair. Bloomington, Indiana. (a - student)
  • Anderson, J.A., Gee, E., Moon, J., & Cornell, H. (2016, March). A Comparison of Interagency Collaboration and Outcomes in Two Rural Systems of Care. Paper presented at the 29th Annual Research Conference: A System of Care for Children's Mental Health: Expanding the Research Base, Tampa, FL
  • Wang, T. W., Cornell, H. & Anderson, J.A. (2016, March) The Kaleidoscope Program: Early Intervention Program for Students with Behavioral Challenges. Presentation at the National Youth-At-Risk Conference, Savannah, GA.
  • Anderson, J. A. & Cornell, H. (2015, Nov) Full Service Community Schools: A Comprehensive Education Model for Providing Comprehensive Supports for Students and their Families. Presentation at the 8th Annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation, Seville, Spain
  • Anderson, J.A., Cornell, H., & Hurley, E. (2015, Nov) Improving School Performance: An Important Goal of Systems of Care Involvement. Presentation at the Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health, New Orleans, LA.
  • Wang, T.W., Anderson, J.A., & Cornell, H. (2015, Sept) Predicting Caregiver Strain to Improve Supports for the Caregivers of Children with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders. Presentation at the Annual Council for Children with Behavior Disorders Conference, Atlanta, GA.
  • Chen, M., Howland, A., Anderson, J.A., Chen, L., & Cornell, H. (2015, Apr) Propensity Score Matching and Its Application. Presentation at the Annual American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL.
  • Chen, L., Howland, A., Cornell, H., & Anderson, J. A. (2015, Apr) An Exploratory Study of Program Dropout in an Evidence-Based Home Visiting Program. Presentation at the Annual American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL.
  • Cornell, H., Howland, A., & Vandyk, M. (2015, Apr) A Mixed Method Study Examining the Use of Special Education Teaching Assistants. Presentation at the Annual American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL.
  • Cornell, H., Bailey, D., Anderson, J.A., Wang, T., & Coburn, A. (2014, Nov) Examining the pre-service teacher application of practices that impact the academic and behavioral learning of K-6 students. Presentation at the Annual Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children Conference. Indianapolis, IN.
  • Cornell, H., Chen, Li-Ting, & Howland, A. (2014, Oct). IN-MIECHV 4rd Quarter Benchmark Report for FY13. Data report discussion presented to the Indiana State Department of health, Indiana Department of Child Services, Healthy Families Indiana, and Indiana Nurse Family Partnership. Indianapolis, IN.
  • Cornell, H., Chen, Li-Ting, Howland, A., & Anderson, J. (2014, July). IN-MIECHV 3rd Quarter Benchmark Report for FY13. Data report discussion presented to the Indiana State Department of health, Indiana Department of Child Services, Healthy Families Indiana, and Indiana Nurse Family Partnership. Indianapolis, IN.
  • Cornell, H., Anderson, J.A., Pridemore, Ga & Pridemore, Sb. (2014, May). Educator and Parent Perspectives on Working with Schools. Presentation at the 13th Annual Indiana Systems of Care Conference. Indianapolis, IN. (a- student; b-youth)
  • Cornell, H. & Anderson, J.A. (2014, April). Using Evidence Based Practices to Improve Academic Achievement for Students with Emotional Disturbances (ED). Presentation at the Annual Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children. Philadelphia, PA.
  • Anderson, J.A. & Cornell, H. (2014, April). Improving School Functioning for Students with Emotional Disturbance in Systems of Care. Presentation at the Annual Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children. Presentation at the Annual Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children. Philadelphia, PA.
  • Howland, A., Cornell, H., Anderson, J.A., & Cohen, D. (2014, March). Perceptions of School-Based Mental Health Supports in rural Communities with and without Systems of Care. Presentation at the 27th Annual Children’s Mental Health Research and Policy Conference, Tampa, FL.
  • Howland, A., Cohen, D., Cornell, H. & Riley, K. (2013, November). Using Empowerment Evaluation to Develop, Improve, and Sustain a Parent Support Program. Presentation at the Annual National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health Conference, Washington, DC.
  • Cornell, H. (2013, April). What is School-Based Mental Health?: Building Systems of Care in Education. Poster Presentation at the Annual Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children. San Antonio, TX.
  • Cornell, H. & Anderson, J.A. (2013, March). Clinical and Educational Functioning at Enrollment in a System of Care. Poster Presentation at the Annual Indiana University Special Education Research Seminar.
  • Cornell, H. & Anderson, J.A. (2013, February). Clinical and Educational Functioning at Enrollment in a System of Care. Poster Presentation at the Annual Indiana Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children, Indianapolis, IN.
Professional Experience

       ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

  • Program Chair, MEd in Special Education: High-Incidence Alternative Certification Program, School of Education, Wichita State University.(2018-Present)
  • Assistant Professor of Special Education, Wichita State University. (2016-Present)
  • Graduate Faculty, Graduate School, Wichita State University.(2016-Present)
  • Program Chair, MEd in Special Education: Low-Incidence Program, School of Education, Wichita State University.(2016-2019)

  • Analytic Support Associate, Indiana University. (2015-2016)
  • Research Associate, Indiana University. (2014-2015)
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Indiana University. (2011-2014)
  • Associate Instructor, Indiana University. (2011-2014)
  • Special Education Teacher, North Lawrence Community Schools, Bedford, Indiana. (2002-2011)

PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE

Indiana Teaching License (2002-Present)

  • General Elementary (1-6, 7-8 non-dept.)
  • Learning Disabled (K-12)
  • Mildly Mentally Handicapped (K-12)
  • Seriously Emotionally Handicapped (K-12)
Awards and Honors

Founder’s Day Award for Academic Excellence recipient Indiana University 2002

Grants

AWARDED GRANTS

  • Principal Investigator, The Role and Impact of Interagency Collaboration on Educational Outcomes of Students with EBD: Perspectives from Teachers and Administrators. University Research/Creative Projects Award (URCA), Wichita State University. Award $ 4,478 (2016-2017)
  • Travel Grant for the 8th Annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation, Seville, Spain, Indiana University, Department of Curriculum & Instruction Award $600 (2015)
  • Travel Grant for CEC National Conference, Philadelphia, PA Indiana University, Department of Curriculum & Instruction Award $400 (2014)
  • Travel Grant for CEC National Conference, San Antonio, TX Indiana University, Department of Curriculum & Instruction Award $300 (2013)

NON-FUNDED GRANTS

  • Principal Investigator. Project ARISE: Achieving Results in Special Education through the Development and Pilot Testing of the ARISE Parent Mentor Program Model. Competitive Grant. Requested $1,373,601. United States Department of Education, Special Education Research Grants. 2019

  • Principal Investigator, Wichita United-Transitional Education Collaborative (WU- TEC). Competitive Grant. Requested $25,000. Strategic Capacity Building Projects, Think College National Coordinating Center. 2017
  • Co-Investigator (H. Cornell & D. Sayman). Creating Community: Sense of Community in a Special Education Online Program. Competitive Grant. Requested $9,752.00. IDEA Impact Teaching/Learning Grant. 2017
  • Co-Investigator (J. Anderson, P.I. & D. Bailey, Co-P.I.). Improving Traditional Preservice Teacher Preparation through Mentorship with Highly Effective Teachers Serving High-Needs K-6 Students. Competitive Grant. Requested $1,636,605. United States Department of Education, Supporting Effective Educator Development. 2014 

 

Areas of Service

Service to College of Education (WSU)

  • Special Education Search Committee (member), 2018-2019
  • Core Value Statements Development Committee (member), 2018
  • CI 796 Lead Instructor for TAP program, 2018-2019
  • Graduate Council Committee (alternate member), 2018-present
  • Exceptions Committee, 2017-present
  • Advanced Program Committee (Special Education-Low Incidence program representative), 2016-present
  • Graduate Student Advisor, 2016-present
  • Accreditation Steering Committee (committee member), 2016-present

Service to the School of Education (IUB)

  • Advisory Board, Teaching All Learners Program (committee member), 2012-2015
  • Student Representative to Special Education Faculty, 2012-2013
  • Student CEC Group (Advisor), 2012-2013
  • Annual Special Education Research Seminar (Committee Member), 2012

Service to the Profession

  • American Educational Research Association
  • Roundtable Session Chair, Special Education Research SIG, 2017

Community Service

  • Evaluation Advisory Board (IU Evaluation Representative), Home Visiting Evaluation, Indianapolis, IN 2014-2015
  • Consortium of Low-Incidence Teacher Preparation Programs (WSU Representative), 2016- present
  • Starkey Event Planning Committee (WSU Representative) 2016-2017
  • Families Together (Executive Board Member) 2017-Present
  • Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) Special Education Advisory Council (member representing institutes of higher education), 2018-present
Other Interest

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • American Association of University Professors. (2019-Current)

  • Council for Exceptional Children (2011-Current)
    (Council for Children with Behavior Disorders; Division for Research; Teacher Education Division)
  • American Educational Research Association (2012-Current)
    (Special Education; School, Family, and Community Partnerships)
  • Kansas Association of Special Education Administrators (2016-Current)
  • Association of Teacher Educators-Kansas (2017-Current)
Additional Information

Manuscript Reviewer

PEER REVIEW ACTIVITIES

  • Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals (2018-current)
  • Journal of Child and Family Studies (2015-current)
  • Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research (2014)

Conference Proposal Reviews

  • 2019    American Educational Research Association Review Panel

                            Family, School, Community Partnerships SIG (8 proposals)

  • 2018    American Educational Research Association Review Panel

                            Family, School, Community Partnerships SIG (8 proposals)

                            Special Education SIG (4 proposals)

                            Social and Emotional Learning SIG (6 proposals)

                            Online Teaching and Learning SIG (6 proposals)

  • 2017 American Educational Research Association Review Panel Family, School, Community Partnerships SIG (10 proposals) Special Education SIG (9 proposals)
  • 2016 American Educational Research Association Review Panel  Family, School, Community Partnerships SIG (5 proposals)

STUDENT COMMITTEES (IN PROFRESS)

  • Kuhn, Karen, EdD. Dissertation. Inclusion Practices: A Study of High School General Education Teacher and Paraeducator Collaborative Partnerships. Department of Counseling, Educational Leadership, and School Psychology, Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas (Chair: Jean Patterson)
  • Cody Rierson. EdD. Dissertation. Elementary Student Perceptions of Their School-Based After School Program. Department of Counseling, Educational Leadership, and School Psychology, Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas (Chair: Jean Patterson)