Mark Innocenti, PhD

Center for Persons with Disabilities
University Center for Excellence in Disabilities
Utah State University
6800 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-6800
Phone: 435-797-2006
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Last Updated: April 07, 2016

Mark Innocenti

Primary Activity Coordinators: Research
Project/Program/Clinic Contacts: Evaluation of the Voices for Utah's Children Public-Private Preschool Partnership *
High Quality School Readiness Evaluation (School/RDY) *
HOVRS Coding for Supervision Study *
Ogden YMCA Promise Neighborhood Project--James Madison Elementary Preschool Program (YMCA) *
Professional Development for the Utah Office of Home Visiting (ProD/HV) *
Salt Lake County Pay for Success Initiative Evaluation *
The Social Bond Concept Study (UWSL/EVL) *
Discipline(s): Education: Early Intervention/Early Childhood
AUCD Council Membership: Council on Research and Evaluation
Research: Preschool intervention, home visiting, parent-child interaction, intervention fidelity, program evaluation, measurement development.
Education: Ph.D. Utah State University, M.S. Utah State University, B.S. Northeastern University.
Service: Council for Exceptional Children Board of Directors, Editorial boards for five journals.


Dr. Innocenti is Director of the Research and Evaluation Division at the Center for Persons with Disabilities. He holds an appointment as a Research Associate Professor in Psychology at Utah State University. Dr. Innocenti has over 30 years of experience working with infants and young children at-risk as well as with disabilities and their families through multiple research and model demonstration projects. His approach to issues is based on an interdisciplinary model that recognizes the contribution of different disciplines and stakeholders. He has served as Principal Investigator on a number of research projects that have examined various aspects of intervention and outcomes for families and children in early intervention, in Head Start, and in "at-risk" environments. Dr. Innocenti also has extensive experience in model demonstration and training projects that have examined areas such as social interaction, child transition, naturalistic intervention, parent-child interaction, and service systems. Dr. Innocenti has published articles, book chapters, books and curricula, and serves on a number of editorial boards for professional journals. He serves on a variety of advisory boards for both local and national groups. He is currently on the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Board of Directors.