How to Increase the Research Capacity of Your Center

How to Increase the Research Capacity of Your Center

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Thursday, June 30, 2016
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar


Do you have a vision to develop your center as a producer of high-impact research? Do you believe your center would benefit by developing an increased capacity for scholarly research? Are you interested in learning from other centers in the network that have recently added capacity to their research operations? Please join this CORE webinar presented by Drs. Andrew Roach of Georgia State University's UCEDD/LEND and Parthy Dinora of Virginia UCEDD. They will share their experiences and approaches and provide some logical paths you may wish to emulate on the journey towards building a strong center for research.  We look forward to your participation.

A Webinar from AUCD's Council on Research and Evaluation (CORE).



Head shot of Andrew Roach

Andrew Roach, PhD is Associate Director of the Center for Leadership in Disability (CLD)—a University Center for Excellence in Disability (UCEDD) at Georgia State University. He is an associate professor with joint appointments in the Department of Counseling and Psychological Services (College of Education) and the School of Public Health. Prior to returning to GSU in August 2013, he was an Associate Professor and Executive Director of the Collaborative Research and Evaluation Office (CREO) in Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University. Dr. Roach is a former elementary and middle school teacher (9 years of classroom experience) and also coordinated family-centered positive behavior support services at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt University for 2 years. Dr. Roach’s research and scholarly writing focus on the design and implementation of inclusive educational programs and assessments for students with disabilities. 


Headshot of Parthenia Dinora

Parthenia (Parthy) Dinora, PhD, has worked in the disability field for over 20 years. She is currently the Director of Research, Evaluation, and Program Development at the Partnership for People with Disabilities at Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia’s UCEDD. Her work spans a range of areas including promoting healthy relationships for people with I/DD, crisis services, early screening and diagnosis for young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and parent involvement in decision making. Her current research interests include how families make decisions about supports and services for young children with developmental disabilities and how state systems develop high quality services for people with I/DD. She is also the parent of a young son with developmental disabilities.