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Stephen D. Kroeger

Title: Associate Professor
Office: 600C Teachers College
Tel: 513-556-2729
Email: kroeges@ucmail.uc.edu

Stephen Kroeger, associate professor, serves as the program coordinator for the Special Education Program in the School of Education. Dr. Kroeger's research agenda includes a special focus on students at risk and the incorporation of effective instructional strategies. His most recent work has evolved around racial identity development of teachers in training.

Dr. Kroeger is an accomplished educator who served as a middle school and high school classroom teacher for thirteen years, eleven of which were as a special educator working with children identified with behavioral and emotional disorders. He was a lead mentor in his district and a facilitator of the Peer Assistance and Evaluation Program. He earned his Masters in Special Education 1993 and his doctorate in Education in 2003 in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Cincinnati. He earned two additional Masters in Theology and Divinity from the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, California, and has several years of work experience overseas in Peru, Central America, and the Caribbean.


Dr. Kroeger holds national office in several areas. He is the Representative to the CEC Representative Assembly (RA) on the board of the (2011-2013) Teacher Education Division (TED) of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC). He serves as the (2012-2014) CEC Committee Representative to the CEC Representative Assembly (RA).  Dr. Kroeger also is on the (2009-2012) Advocacy & Governmental Relations (AGR) Committee, Council for Children with Behavior Disorders (CCBD-CEC). Core Issues of this committee address Legislative concerns that include Disproportionality, School violence and disruption, Restraint and seclusion, Response to Intervention and Positive Behavior Support, Positive Behavior Intervention Support, and Mental Health

Steve has received such honors as the Golden Apple Award in 2011 and 2009. He was selected as the Outstanding Doctoral Student for 2003-2004 at the University of Cincinnati, the Excellence in Teaching Award for Graduate Assistants, 2002-2003, and Teacher of the Year Commendation, Special Education Regional Resource Center, 1994.

Education

  • Ed. D. Curriculum & Instruction, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Ohio, 2004 (Special Education, special focus: behavior, fine arts).
  • M. Ed. Special Education, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio., 1993 (Social Emotional and Learning Disabilities).

Research Information

Research Support

  • (Principle Investigator), Stephen Kroeger and Anne Bauer, Capturing the Future: The Cincinnati Model for HQT & Evidenced-based Intervention Services Preparation, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). (325T), $500,000. 2007 to 2013. Status: Active.
  • (PI), Barnett, David; Bauer, Anne; Hawkins, Renee; Kroeger, Stephen; Musti, Shobana; Troup, Karen, Capturing the Future: Cincinnati Model for HQT and Evidence-Based Intervention Services Preparation, Department of Education. (H325T070001), $470,005.00. 08-01-2007 to 07-31-2013. Status: Active.
  • (Collaborator), Camp, Emilie; Crosby, Cathryn; Haydon, Todd; Hord, Casey; Kroeger, Stephen, Addressing the Needs of Every Student: An Evidence-Based Model for Inclusive and Special Education Teacher Preparation, Department of Education. (RSC13042 / 63941-P11622 / H027A090111A), $124,998.00. 12-16-2013 to 06-30-2015. Status: Awarded.
  • (Collaborator), Camp, Emilie; Crosby, Cathryn; Haydon, Todd; Hord, Casey; Kroeger, Stephen, Addressing the Needs of Every Student: An Evidence-Based Model for Inclusive and Special Education Teacher Preparation, Department of Education. (RSC14036 /ODE 63941 /USEd H027A140111A), $124,821.00. 07-01-2014 to 06-30-2015. Status: Awarded.
  • (PI), Camp, Emilie; Kroeger, Stephen, Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability, and Reform (CEEDAR) Center, Department of Education. (MOU - collaborative), $.00. 11-05-2014 to 11-04-2015. Status: Awarded.
  • (Collaborator), Camp, Emilie; Kroeger, Stephen, Addressing the Needs of Every Student: An Evidenced-Based Model for Inclusive and Special Education Teacher Preparation, Department of Education. (RSC15069 / H325A120003), $41,150.00. 07-01-2015 to 06-30-2016. Status: Active.
  • (PI), Kroeger, Stephen, Oli4, Department of Education. (2017 PPP), $250,000.00. 01-01-2017 to 06-30-2017. Status: Active.
  • (PI), Kroeger, Stephen, Ohio Leadership Advisory Council Support, Ohio Department of Education. (EDU075 Kroeger 2016), $90,000.00. 01-01-2017 to 06-30-2017. Status: Active.

Publications

Peer-reviewed Publications

  • Embury, D.C. & Kroeger, S. D. (2012). Let's ask the kids: Consumer constructions of co-teaching. . International Journal of Special Education, 27 (3).
  • Kroeger, S. D., Embury, D. C., Cooper, A., Brydon-Miller, M., Laine, C., & Johnson, H. (2012). Stone Soup: Using co-teaching and Photovoice to support inclusive education. . Educational Action Research, 20 (2), 183-200.
  • Haydon, T., Mancil, G. R., Kroeger, S. D., & Wan-Yu, J. (In Press). A review of the literature on the effects of using guided notes.. Preventing School Failure.
  • Rosas, C., Winterman, K., Kroeger, S., & Jones, M. (2009). Using a rubric to assess Individual Education Plans.. International Journal of Applied Eucational Studies, 4 (1), 48-58.
  • Kroeger, S. D., Burton, C., & Preston, C. (2009). Integrating evidence-based practices in middle science reading.. Teaching Exceptional Children, 41 (3), 6-15.
  • Hawkins, R., Kroeger, S., Musti-Rao, S., & Barnett, D. (2008). Training in Response to Intervention: A Preliminary Investigation of an Interdisciplinary Field Experience.. Psychology in the Schools, 45 (8), 745-762.
  • Musti-Rao, S., Kroeger, S. D., & Schumacher-Dyke, K. (2008). Improving pedagogy: A pilot study using guided notes and response cards at the postsecondary level.. Teacher Education and Special Education, 31 (3), 149-163.
  • Kroeger, S. D., & Phillips, L. (2007). A positive behavior support assessment guide.. Assessment for Effective Intervention, 32 (2), 100-112.
  • Kroeger, S. D., & Kouche, B. (2006). Using Peer Assisted Learning Strategies to Increase Response to Intervention in Inclusive Middle Math Settings. Teaching Exceptional Children, 38 (5), 6-13.
  • Meyer, H., & Kroeger, S. D. (2005). Photovoice as an educational action research tool. Qualitative Research Journal, 5 (2), 185-194.
  • Meyer, H., Hamilton, B., Kroeger, S., Stewart, S., & Brydon-Miller, M. (2004). The unexpected journey: Renewing our commitment to students through educational action research.. Educational Action Research, 12 (4), 557-574.
  • Kroeger, S., Burton, C., Comarata, A., Combs, C., Hamm, C., Hopkins, R., & Kouche, B. (2004). Student voice and critical reflection: Helping students at risk.. Teaching Exceptional Children, 36 (3), 50-57.
  • Kroeger, S. D., Leibold, C. K., & Ryan, B. (1999). Creating a sense of ownership in the IEP process.. Teaching Exceptional Children, 32 (1), 4-9.
  • Kroeger, S.D., Embury, D.C., Cooper, A. (2012). Stone Soup: Dismantling educational silos in the labyrinth of inclusion. Educational Action Research, 20 (2).
  • Hernan, C. J., Morrison, J. Q., Collins, T. A., & Kroeger, S. D. (2017). (In Press). Decreasing inappropriate mobile device use in middle and high school classrooms. Intervention in School and Clinic..
  • Hollingshead, A., Stephen D. Kroeger, S. D., Jillian Altus, J. & Brubaker-Trytten, J. (2016). A Case Study of Positive Behavior Supports-Based Interventions in a Seventh-Grade Urban Classroom. Preventing School Failure: Alternative Education for Children and Youth, DOI: 10.1080/1045988X.2015.1124832.
  • Kroeger, S. D., Beirne, J., & Kraus, T. (2015). You make the road by walking. Action Research, 13 (4), 354.
  • Haydon, T. & Kroeger, S. D. (2015). Active Supervision, Precorrection, and Explicit Timing: A High School Case Study on Classroom Behavior. Preventing School Failure: Alternative Education for Children and Youth, DOI: 10.1080/1045988X.2014.977213.

Published Books

  • Kroeger, S. D. (2007). Instructor's Manual to accompany the text: Behavior management, ninth edition, by J.E. Walker, T. M. Shea, and A. M. Bauer.. Pearson Merrill Prentice Hall.
  • Bauer,A.M.; Kroeger,S.D. (2004). Exploring diversity: A video case approach. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Merrill-Prentice Hall.
  • Bauer, A.. M., & Kroeger, S. D. (2004). Inclusive classrooms: Video cases on CD-ROM activity and learning guide.. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Merrill-Prentice Hall.
  • Harris, R. C., Kroeger, S. D., & Bauer, A. M. (2004). Culturally responsive teaching and leading: Studies to improve awareness and practice.. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Merrill-Prentice Hall.

Book Chapters

  • Kroeger,S.D.; Bauer,A.M. (2004). A video case approach instructor's manual to accompany 2004 multimedia edition multicultural education in a pluralistic society. Exploring diversity Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Merrill Prentice Hall.
  • Kroeger,S.; Burton,C.; Comarata,A.; Combs,C.; Hamm,C.; Hopkins,R.; Kouche,B. (2004). Teaching exceptional children. Student voice and critical reflection: Helping students at risk (pp.50-57)..
  • Bauer,A.M.; Kroeger,S.D. (2004). Strategies for effective instruction. Video cases on CD-ROM Activity and Learning Guide to accompany The Inclusive Classroom Columbus, OH: Merrill-Prentice Hall.
  • Kroeger,S.D.; Phillips,L. Assessment for effective intervention. A positive behavior support assessment guide.
  • Meyer, H., Hamilton, B., Kroeger, S., Stewart, S., & Brydon-Miller, M. (2009). The unexpected journey: Renewing our commitment to students through educational action research. Practical Action Research: A Collection of Articles. (pp.2nd ed., 45-60). Thousand Oaks, CA: Cowrin Press/SAGE Publication.
  • Laine, C. H.; Bauer, A. M.; Johnson, H.; Meyer, H.; Kroeger, S. D.; Troup, K. (In Press). From reaction to reflection: A case of moving toward learning for all. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
  • Meyer, H.; Hamilton, B.; Kroeger, S.; Stewart, S.; Brydon-Miller, M. (2009). The unexpected journey: Renewing our commitment to students through educational action research. Practical Action Research: A Collection of Articles (pp.45-60). Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press/SAGE Publications.
  • Kroeger, S. D., & Hunter, W. (2017). (In Press). Preparing Teachers to Use Culturally Responsive Practices. Redesigning Special Education Teacher Preparation: Challenges and Solutions New York: Rowman & Littlefield.
  • Kroeger, S. D., & Vogt, E. (2017). Impacting Future Classrooms through the Modeling of Flipped Instruction in Pre-service Teacher Training Programs: A Literacy and Racial Awareness Course Example. The flipped college classroom: Conceptualized and re-conceptualized (pp.89). New York: Springer.

Other Publications

  • Carnahan, C., and Kroeger, S. D. (2005). Photovoice: Engaging children with autism and their teachers.. Action Research SIG Newsletter, 5 (4), 2-3.

Technical Reports

  • Kroeger, S. D. (2003). University of Cincinnati Undergraduate Special Education Program...

Additional Publications

Editorial

  • Kroeger, S. D. (05-24-2009). School planning minimizes need for seclusion or restraint [Letter to the editor], The Cincinnati Enquirer.

Presentations & Lectures

Invited Presentations

  • Kroeger, S.D. (2007). Peer assisted learning strategies for at-risk students: Program implementation and treatment integrity Council for Exceptional Children Convention and Expo, Louisville, KY.
  • Kroeger, S. (05-2006). Improving pedagogy in higher education: Incorporating principles of effective instruction at the postsecondary level Second International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
  • Kroeger, S.D. (2006). Improving faculty pedagogy: Teacher work sample methodology 29-th Annual TED Conference and 2nd Annual TED/TAM Conference, San Diego, CA.
  • Kroeger, S., & Kouche B. (06-2005). Using student engagement to remove barriers for diverse learners in inclusive middle school math setting The Second Annual HCESC Reach for Success Conference.
  • Kroeger, S. (04-2005). Learning from our students: Photovoice and classroom action research (theoretical foundation) Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association, Montreal, Canada.
  • Kroeger, S. (04-2005). Learning from our students: Photovoice and classroom action research (application of the method) Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association, Montreal, Canada.
  • Kroeger, S., & Meyer, H. (2005). Photovoice as an educational action research tool Paper presented at the national meeting of American Educational Research Association, Montreal, Canada.
  • Laine, C., Kroeger, S. D., Hunter, B., & Troup, K. (05-2008). Preparing novice teachers to collaborate with intervention specialists. 53rd International Reading Association's Annual Convention: Engaging Learners in Literacy, Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Webster, K.; Embury, D.; Eckler, J.; Kroeger, S. D. (04-2010). Untangling the special education maze: One mentor at a time Council for Exceptional Children Comvention and Expo, TN.
  • Kroeger, S. D.; Borders, C.; Brownell, M.; Blanton, L.; Jones, B.; Tejero-Hughes, M. (11-2009). Conducting special education teacher education program evaluations using logic models 2009 TED Conference , Charlotte, NC.

Paper Presentations

  • Stephen D. Kroeger, Chester Laine, Dusty Embury and Christy Borders (07-2009). Integrating teacher preparation programs using action research, Alicante, Spain.
  • Stephen D. Kroeger, Melissa Jones (NKU), Clarissa Rosas (MSJ), and Cathy Winterman (XU) (07-2009). Using a rubric to assess individual education plans, Alicante, Spain.
  • Stephen D. Kroeger (04-2009). Stone Soup: Using Action Research to Create Opportunities for Program Integration in Teacher Education, San Diego, CA.
  • Stephen D. Kroeger, Chester Laine, and Christy Borders (04-2009). Co-Teaching and the Redesign of One University’s Teacher Preparation Programs, Seattle, Washington.
  • Stephen D. Kroeger and Chester Laine (04-2009). Ohio’s Consortium to Improve the Teaching of Students with Disabilitiesinvited co-presentation, in a strand titled “Building effective partnerships for recruiting, preparing and mentoring beginning special education teachers.” , Seattle, WA.
  • Chester Laine, Stephen D. Kroeger, and Karen Troup (12-2008). Preparing Novice Teachers to Collaborate with Intervention Specialist, Sanibel Island, Florida.
  • Stephen D. Kroeger, Chester Laine (11-2008). Co-Teaching and the Redesign of One University’s Teacher Preparation Programs, Miami, OH.
  • Stephen D. Kroeger, Melissa Jones, Clarissa Rosas, Kathleen Winterman (11-2008). Quality IEPs: Using an Assessment Guide to Support Personnel with IEP Preparation, Dallas, Texas.
  • Laine, C. H.; Kroeger, S. D. (2009). Redefining deversity: Preparing pre-service literacy teachers for inclusive classrooms, Sanibel, FL.
  • Kroeger, S. D.; Laine, C. H.; Michael, M.; Miller, K. (11-2009). Co-teaching: Cross disciplinary collaboration in teacher preparation programs at two universities, Charlotte, NC.
  • Stephen Kroeger, Will Hunter, Karen Troup, Adam Jutte & Joe Wermert (04-2012). Exploring Racial Identity of Student Teachers: Contributing to African American Student Success. , Denver, Colorado.
  • Chet Laine, Steve Kroeger & Karen Troup (12-2011). Crossing Clifton Avenue: Preparing Classroom Reading Teachers to Work with Intervention Specialist in Inner-Urban Schools, Sanibel, FL.
  • Steve Kroeger, Robin Huizinga & Brenda Kelly (12-2011). Co-teaching to Actively Engage Students, Lousiville, KY.
  • Stephen Kroeger (09-2011). Racial Identity Development of White Preservice Teachers during Student Teaching, Columbus, OH.

Experience & Service

Service

  • Member, Council for Children with Behavior Disorders Advocacy and Governmental Relations Committee, 2009 to 2012
  • Member, Council for Exceptional Children Nominations Committee, 2007 to 2009
  • Ohio Consortium to Improve the Teaching of Students with Disabilities 2007 to 2012
  • Representative, Positive Behavior Support Work Group 2009
  • Representative, Individual Education Plan Work Group 2008 to 2009

Other Experience and Professional Memberships

  • 2011 to 2013 ,TED Representative to the CEC Representative Assesmbly board position. , Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children. National Board - two year term. Core issues with Legislative Implications include teaher preparation of special educators.
  • 2009 to 2012 ,Advocacy & Governmental Relations Committee, Council for Children with Behavior Disorders, Advocacy & Governmental Relations Committee