Heidi von Ravensberg, JD, MBA

University of Oregon UCEDD
College of Education
5252 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-5252
 
Phone: 541-346-2472
Email: hvr@uoregon.edu
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Last Updated: February 02, 2011

 

Specialty Resource Contacts: Disability Studies Co-Coordinator
Project/Program/Clinic Contacts: Disability Studies Co-Coordinator
 
Discipline(s): Disability Studies
Law
 
AUCD Council Membership: Council on Community Advocacy
 
Education: B.S. Marketing (1990). Lundquist College of Business. University of Oregon. Eugene, OR.

J.D. (1994). School of Law. University of Oregon. Eugene, OR.

M.B.A. (1995). Lundquist College of Business. University of Oregon. Eugene, OR.

Vita/Bio

Heidi von Ravensberg, JD, MBA is the Co-Coordinator of the Disability Studies Initiative at the University of Oregon, Adjunct Instructor of the Disability Law seminar at the School of Law and Research Associate on the law of behavior and discipline for the Educational and Community Supports research unit.

Dr. von Ravensberg is coordinating, along with Dr. Deborah Olson,  the establishment of a degree program in Disability Studies at the University of Oregon. She also helped create and teaches the Disability Law seminar which is a combined course for law and doctoral level education students. Dr. von Ravensberg has also monitored, reported on and written on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act regarding behavioral and discipline for the Educational and Community Supports research unit. 

Other Positions:

  • Adjunct Instructor: Seminar in Disability Law 
  • Research Associate: Educational and Community Supports 

Position and Honors:

  •  1996 Assistant Attorney General. Tax and Finance Section. General Counsel Division. Oregon Department of Justice. Salem, OR.
  •  1996-1997 Legal Extern. U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Oregon. Eugene, OR.
  •  1997-1999. Associate Attorney. Muhlheim, Palmer and Wade, P.C. Eugene, OR.
  •  2000-2003 Research Assistant. Institute on Violence and Destructive Behavior. University of Oregon.  
  •  2003-2009 Research Associate. Educational and Community Supports. University of Oregon. Eugene, OR.
  •  2003-2009 Co-Coordinator. Disability Studies Initiative. UCEDD. University of Oregon. Eugene, OR.
  •  2008-2009 Adjunct Faculty. School of Law. University of Oregon. Eugene, OR.

Publications:

  1.  von Ravensberg, Heidi & Olson, Deborah (2008). (by invitation). Case Study: University of Oregon Disability Studies Film Festival Reinforcing Accurate Portrayals and Subverting stereotypes. (Douglas Blandy and Gaylene Carpenter, Eds.). Book: Arts and Cultural Programming from a Leisure Perspective. Human Kinetics Press. 
  2.  von Ravensberg, Heidi, and Tobin, Tary J., (2008). IDEA 2004: Final Regulations and the Reauthorized Functional Behavioral Assessment Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1151394
  3.  von Ravensberg, H. (Summer 1988). The Trust Fund Doctrine, Oregon State Bar Debtor-Creditor Newsletter. 
  4.  von Ravensberg, H. (Fall 1991). Legal Research and Writing and the Blind Student, Newsletter: The Association of American Law Schools; Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning and Research.

 Unpublished Manuscripts:

  1.  von Ravensberg, H., and Crone, D.A., What Happens when Functional Behavioral Assessment Goes to the Courts? A Review of Relevant Case Law since IDEA 97. University of Oregon. Eugene, Oregon.
  2.  Tobin, T. J., Anderson, C. M., von Ravensberg, H., et al. (2006). Bullying Prevention: Accountability, Research, and Practices. University of Oregon. Eugene, Oregon.

 Presentations:

  1.  Tobin, T. J. & von Ravensberg, H. (2004, May). Parents and teachers working together to provide positive behavior support. Paper presented at Portland State University's Research and Training Center's Annual Conference: Building on Family Strengths: Research and Services in Support of Children and their Families. Portland, OR.
  2.  Tobin, T. J. & von Ravensberg, H. (2004, May). A brief look at parents and teachers working together to provide positive behavior support. Poster presented at Portland State University's Research and Training Center's Annual Conference: Building on Family Strengths: Research and Services in Support of Children and their Families. Portland, OR.
  3.  Tobin, T. J., & von Ravensberg, H. (2004, February). Home and school relationships: Working with parents to design and implement effective, positive, behavioral interventions. The Oregon Conference. Eugene, OR.