Elizabeth (Betsy) Humphreys, PhD

Institute on Disability / UCED
103 Pettee Hall
55 College Road
Durham, NH 03824
 
Phone: 603-862-4124
Email: elizabeth.humphreys@unh.edu
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Last Updated: September 12, 2017

Elizabeth (Betsy) Humphreys
 

Primary Activity Coordinators: Early Intervention
Project/Program/Clinic Contacts: LEND
 
Discipline(s): Education/Special Education
Education: Early Intervention/Early Childhood
 
AUCD Council Membership: National Training Directors' Council
 
Research: early childhood intervention; developmental screening; autism spectrum disorders; special education;
Education: Ph.D., Early Childhood Intervention and Literacy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2013
M.Ed., Early Childhood Education/Special Education, University of New Hampshire, 1997
B.A., Music Education, Westfield State College, 1979
Service: EDITORIAL & AD HOC REVIEW ACTIVITIES
2014 Proposal Reviewer, Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children National Conference.
2014 Peer Reviewer. Maternal and Child Health Journal
2014 Peer Reviewer, Journal of Early Childhood Research
2012 Proposal Reviewer, Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children National Conference.
2011 Guest Reviewer, Topics in Language Disorders.
2011 Proposal Reviewer, Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children National Conference.
2010 Proposal Reviewer, Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children National Conference.
2010 Guest Reviewer, American Journal of Speech and Language Pathology.
2009 Guest Reviewer, Journal of Autism and Developmental Disabilities.

Vita/Bio

Betsy joined the Institute on Disability in 2010 as Interdisciplinary Training Director for the NH Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Program (NH LEND). Betsy’s connection to the IOD goes back to the mid-90’s when she completed her master’s in early childhood special education and participated in the NH LEND program as a trainee. She went on to serve for over ten years as early childhood special educator for the Portsmouth Early Education Program, an inclusive preschool program. During her years in the school department Betsy served as consultant for the Preschool Technical Assistance Network (PTAN), as a member of the Head Start Advisory Board, Mentor for the Early Intervention Network of New Hampshire, faculty at the College of Lifelong Learning (now Granite State College), and adjunct faculty for the Department of Education at UNH. Betsy received her doctoral degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in early intervention with a specialization in autism spectrum disorders. She has been a contributing author on several manuscripts and book chapters, reviewed proposals for the Division of Early Childhood national conference, and been a guest reviewer for Topics in Language Disorders and the American Journal of Speech and Language Pathology. Betsy’s research interests center on the use of standardized developmental screening tools in primary care settings for children at risk for autism and other developmental disabilities.