Doris Bergen Center for Human Development, Learning, & Technology
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The Doris Bergen Center for Human Development, Learning, and Technology was created in 1990 to promote interdisciplinary research. It is housed in the School of Education, Health and Society at Miami University. The Center includes 51 Faculty Associates from 11 Miami University Departments and four university divisions. In addition, the Center has an Advisory Committee comprised of members from a range of government units, community organizations, schools, businesses, and professions. It also has affiliate faculty from the following universities: Northern Illinois University; Cornell University; University of Nevada, Reno; University of Chicago; Universität Zürich in Zürich Switzerland; Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy; and Friedrick-Schiller-Universität, Jena, Germany.
The Center seeks to meet its mission by focusing on the following functions:
- Facilitating interaction among faculty researchers from various disciplines in order to investigate problems requiring interdisciplinary perspectives.
- Assisting faculty in writing proposals for external funding of interdisciplinary research, consulting, training, and evaluation projects.
- Providing opportunities for university students (graduate and undergraduate) to engage in interdisciplinary activities with faculty.
- Disseminating information and providing training through workshops, conferences, and technological methods.
Our Mission Statement
The primary mission of the Center for Human Development, Learning, and Technology is interdisciplinary research and program evaluation, learning technology, information dissemination and in-service training. A major area of research is the education and adjustment of at-risk populations, focusing especially on children, youth and family support.
Over the past five years the activities of the CHDLT have continued to evolve. Although CHDLT has always had projects related to evaluation and technology, in recent years many of its research activities now include learning technologies and program evaluation.
The following types of activities are provided by the Doris Bergen Center for Human Development, Learning, and Technology:
- The Center assists faculty in the writing and submission of interdisciplinary proposals to obtain external funding for research examining the problems facing at-risk populations. Such research funding is obtained through federal and state governmental funding agencies, as well as private endowments and foundations.
- The Center enters into contractual agreements with public agencies to conduct research and demonstration projects under agency auspices. Such activities include creating resource documents for professionals in these agencies
- The Center disseminates information to professionals who provide services to at-risk populations. Publications and educational materials designed for practitioners are published and distributed through the Center.
- Miami undergraduate and graduate students receive hand-on practical experiences under the auspices of the Center.
- Dr. Kevin Bush, Co-Director
- Dr. Christopher Wolfe
- Dr. Lena Lee
- Dr. Dawna (Cricket) Meehan
- Dr. Thelma Horn
- Dr. Rodriguez-Gonzalez
- Dr. Aimin Wang
- Jason Abbitt
- Doris Bergen
- Jane Bogan
- William Boone
- Euljung Chun
- Darrel Davis
- Michelle Dickey
- Amity Noltemeyer
- Aimin Wang
- Leah Wasburn-Moses
- Michael Woodin
- Robert Burke
- Jeannie Ducher
- Michael Evans
- Jessica Hoffman
- Lena Lee
- Thomas Misco
- Marc Nachowitz
- James Swartz
- Constance Weaver
- Chris Meyers
Family Studies and Social Work
- Kevin Bush
- Lindsey Houlihan
- Suzanne Klatt
- Katherine Kuvalanka
- W. Sean Newsome
- Elise Radina
- Sherrill Sellers
Speech Pathology and Audiology
Kinesiology and Health
- Michelle Abraham
- Yvette Harris>
- Jennifer Green
- Elizabeth Kiel Luebbe
- Aaron Luebbe
- Leonard Mark
- Dawna Meehan
- Vaishali Raval
- Cecilia Shore
- Brooke Spangler
- David Waller
- Christopher Wolfe
Local Advisory Board Members
Suzanne Prescott, M.Ed., LSW
Early Childhood Programs Director
Butler County ESC
Shari Wade, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Pediatrics,
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
Teaching and Learning ESL Liasion
Lakota Local Schools
Talawanda High School
Richard Allen Hamilton Campus
Head of School & Admissions
The McGuffey Montessori School
- A Web Tutor to Help Women Decide About Testing for Genetic Breast Cancer Risk (2011-13). National Institutes of Health National Cancer Institute. Primary Investigators Wolfe, C.R. & Reyna, V.F. $364,120. (PSY)
- East Texas STEM Center Partnership, Year 6 (2011-2012). Primary Investigator Jason Abbitt. $20,000. (EDP)
- Intervention Specialist Improvement Grant (ISIG) (2010-2011). Ohio Department of Education. Primary Investigators Bogan, J. & Wasburn-Moses, L. $92,000. (EDP)
- Evaluation of the Butler County Success Program: Year Six. Primary Investigators Bush, K., & Bergen, D. $50,000
- Evaluation of the Miami Tribe Project (June 2010 - October 2011). Primary Investigator Bergen, D. (EDP) $11,310
- Evaluation of the Kinship Navigators Program (September 2011 - June 2012) Primary Investigators Bush, K., & Bergen, D. (FSW, EDP) $4,600
- Project Dragonfly Primary Investigator Myers, C. (ZOO) $718,253
- Cansafe: Year Four. Primary Investigators Newsome, S. Bush, K., & Bergen, D. $50,000
- Ohio Department of Education. Primary Investigators Wasburn-Moses, L & Cole, J. (EDP) $90,000
- National Institute of Health (June 2010 - May 2012) Primary Investigator Wolfe, C. (PSY) $362,748
- East Texas STEM Center Partnership Year 5, Primary Investigator Abbitt, J. $25,000
- Evaluation of the Butler County Success Program: Year Five, Primary Investigators Bush, K., Newsome, S., & Bergen, D. (FSW, EDP)
- Cansafe: Year Three. Primary Investigators Bush, K., Newsome, S., & Bergen, D. (FSW, EDP) $57,991.
- East Texas STEM Center Partnership Year 4, Primary Investigator Abbitt, J. 25,000
- Evaluation of the Butler County Success Program: Year Four. (September 2008 - June 2009) Primary Investigators Bush, K., Newsome, S., Bergen, D., & Peterson, G. (FSW, EDP) $54,900.
- Cansafe: Year Two (March 2008 through September 2008) Primary Investigators Bush, K., Newsome, S., & Bergen, D. (FSW, EDP) $35,000.
- East Texas STEM Center Partnership - Year 3 (2008). Primary Investigator Abbitt, J. (EDP) $30,000
- East Texas STEM Center Partnership - Phase II (2007). Primary Investigator Abbit, J. (EDP) $34,000
- East Texas STEM Center Partnership (2007). Primary Investigator Abbit, J. (EDP) $23,000
- Evaluation of The Butler County Success Program: Year Three (September 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008). Primary Investigators Bush, K., Peterson, Gary W., Newsome, Sean W., & Bergen, Doris, (FSW) (EDP) $50,060
- Extension of The Evaluation of The Butler County Success Program (August 2006 through July 2007). Primary Investigators Bush, K., Peterson, Gary W., Newsome, Sean W., & Bergen, Doris, (FSW) (EDP) $55,000
- Summer Research Award, Miami University, School of Education and Allied Professions (2006), Primary Investigator Abbit, J. (EDP) $5000
- Impact of NCLB's HQT Requirements on Special Education in Ohio (2006). Primary Investigators Wasburn-Moses, L. & Therrien, B. (EDP) $49,768
- NASA Opportunities for Visionary Academics (NOVA) (2006). Primary Investigator Abbitt, J. (EDP) $11,000 (University of Alabama)
- HQT Professional Development Seminars (2006). Primary Investigators Therrein, B. (EDP), McMahon-Klosterman, K.(EDP), and Mokhtari, K. (EDT) $30,000 (Ohio Department of Education)
- Evaluation Plan for Assuring Pediatric Service for Low Income Families (2006) Primary Investigators Berry, J. & Harris, Y. $16,915
- Evaluation of Butler County Success Program (2006) Primary Investigators Bush, K. & Peterson, G. $60,073
- Web-based Tutoring of Argument Comprehension and Production Skills (2006) Primary Investigator Wolfe, C. $165,800
- Evaluation of Freedom Heroes Curriculum (2006) Primary Investigators Bergen, D., Wolfe, C., Wang, A. & Shriberg, D. $69,003
- Research on Laugh and Learn Product (2006) Primary Investigators Bergen, D. & Hutchinson, K. $12,073
- Southern, T. Alternative Licensure Project (2006 - 2nd year) $199,000
- Reaching Academic Mathematics Proficiency (2005). Primary Investigator Jeffrey Wanko. $122,266 (funding agency Ohio Board of Regents).
- Effects of Categorization Training after Traumatic Brain Injury (2005). Primary Investigator Fofi Constantinidou (SP) $213,000
- Ohio’s Acceleration Policy Study (2005). Primary Investigator Tom Southern (EDP) $48,000
- Special Education Intervention Specialist Highly Qualified Teacher Grant (2005).Primary Investigators Bill Therrien (EDP) and Kouider Mokhtari (EDT) $30,000 (Ohio Department of Education)
- Improving students' comprehension and construction of arguments (FY 2003 - 2005). Primary Investigator: M. A. Britt, Co-Primary Investigators C. R. Wolfe & K. Lawler-Sagarin. $358,888 from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Educational Research and Instruction.
- Evaluation of SPECTRA III, $91,757 over 3 years (FY 2001 - 2004). (subcontract with Fitton Center; U. S. Department of Education)
- Dragonfly Inquiry Eisenhower Grants (2), for $89,214 and $89,138 $208,438 and $229,059 over 3 years (FY 2001 - 2004). (Ohio Department of Education)
- Child Development Research: Rescue Heroes (2002). $3000 (Fisher- Price).
- Evaluation of School Mental Health Projects (FY 2000 - 2002), first year $5000; second year $5000 (subcontract with Institute for Educational Renewal).
- Evaluation of Side-by-Side Project (2001), $2,500 (Butler County Department of Jobs and Family Services)
- Literacy Enrichment in Pre-Kindergarten Classrooms (2001), $200,000 (Ohio Department of Education)
- Dragonfly Inquiry Eisenhower Grant (2001), $85,727 (Ohio Department of Education)
- Kellogg Grant Evaluation (2001), $5,618 (subcontract with Institute for Educational Renewal)
- Team Training for Early Intervention (FY 1998 - 2000), $2,550 (Miami County MRDD)
- Janet Clemmons Conference (FY 1997 - 1999), $3000 (Butler County MRDD, Head Start)
- Support for Student Assistant for Orton-Gillingham Training (FY 1997 - 1999), $700 (Calvary Episcopal Church, Cincinnati)
- Evaluation of Oxford Family Resource Center (FY 1997 - 1999), $1000 (Ohio Trust Fund)
- Preparing Preservice and Inservice School Administrators for Inclusive Practice (1998), $24,521 (Ohio Department of Education)
- Support of Graduate Assistants (1998), for 2 years $11,955 (Conflict Resolution Services)
- Development of Instructional Web Site (1998), $4194 (Ohio Department of Education)
- RISE Winning Teams Evaluation (FY 1996 - 1998), $179,983 (addition in 1997 for $30,600; total of $210,583) (Ohio Department of Education and Private Foundation.)
- Follow Along Tracking Project Evaluation (FY 1996 - 1998), $700 (Butler County MRDD); $600 (Civitan)
- Scottish Rite Learning Center (1995), $56,120 (renewed 1996 for $125,000) (Scottish Rite Masons)
- Special Demonstration Grant (1995), Adult Literacy, $20,000 (Ohio Department of Education)
- Research Challenge Grant (1994), $10,060 (Miami University)
- Preservice Preparation for Inclusive Classrooms (1994), $19,996 (Ohio Department of Education)
- Needs Assessment of Activities of Children with Disabilities (1992), $8,519 (Butler County Department of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities)
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