Amy Gaumer Erickson

Assistant Research Professor, Special Education
Primary office:
785-864-0517
1000 Sunnyside Av.,Rm 3088 University of Kansas


Dr. Amy Gaumer Erickson, an associate research professor at the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning, focuses on comprehensive evaluation of educational initiatives that improve in-school and post-school outcomes for students. Her works centers on the implementation of instructional practices within a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) that enable students with and without disabilities to become college and career ready. Through her collaboration with state departments of education, Dr. Gaumer Erickson designs high-quality professional development and implements evaluation plans that track the fidelity of implementation, as well as the short-term, intermediate, and long-term outcomes for students. To support continuous educational improvement, she has developed evaluation instruments that provide a school-wide perspective on educators’ implementation. She has also published books and articles that provide practical assessments and instructional strategies to support the cognitive, intrapersonal, and interpersonal growth of students.

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D., Special Education, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, 2006
  • M.S. Ed, Special Education, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, 2003
  • B.S., Special Education & Psychology, McPherson College, McPherson, Kansas, 1998

Specialization(s)

Student-focused transition planning and assessment; evaluation of personnel development initiatives; multi-site, multi-perspective program evaluation; community-based instruction; and infusing transition into the general education curriculum

Courses

Dept Number Course Name Cr. Syllabus
SPED 707 Adolescents with Disabilities in the Middle/Secondary General Classroom 3 syllabus
SPED 798 Introduction to Transition Planning (1-5) syllabus
SPED 798 Transition Assessment (1-5) syllabus
SPED 798 Student & Family Involvement in Transition (1-5) syllabus
SPED 798 Preparing Students for Employment & Postsecondary Education (1-5) syllabus
SPED 798 Interagency Collaboration during Transition Planning (1-5) syllabus

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