Jennifer Kouo

Assistant Professor

Jennifer Kouo

Contact Information

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Education

Ph.D., Special Education: Severe Disabilities and Autism
University of Maryland, College Park, MD, 2016

M.S. Education of Students with Autism and Other Pervasive Developmental Disorders, and Advanced Methods for Differentiated Instruction, Inclusive Education for Mild to Moderate Disabilities
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 2013

B.S. Integrated Elementary and Special Education, Psychology Minor
Towson University, Towson, MD, 2011

Areas of Expertise

Publications

Chapters in Edited Book:

Egel, A. L., Barthold, C. H., Lee, J. N., & Maajeeny, F. S. (in press). Single-subject design and analysis. In G. R. Hancock & R. O. Mueller (Eds.), The reviewer’s guide to quantitative methods in social sciences. New York, NY: Routledge.

Journal Articles:

Kouo, J. L. (2016). The effectiveness of point-of-view video modeling in teaching social initiation skills to children with autism spectrum disorders. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Kouo, J. L., & Egel, A. L. (2016). The effectiveness of interventions in teaching emotion recognition to children with autism spectrum disorder. Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 3(3), 254-265. DOI: 10.1007/s40489-016-0081-1.

Lee, J. N. (2015). The effectiveness of point-of-view video modeling as a social skills intervention for children with autism spectrum disorders. Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2 (4), 414-428. DOI 10.1007/s40489-015-0061-x

Children’s Books:

Kouo, J. L., & Parks, S. (2016). Paint me the sky. Baltimore, MD: The Omnibus Publishing.

 

Presentations

National and International:

Reshetar, R., Abts, L., Kaliski, P., Kouo, J., Miller, M., & Wan, L. (2017, September). MyDesign® tool for supporting learning, doing and assessment of the design process and design thinking. Panel session at the NCME Classroom Assessment and Large-Scale Psychometrics: The Twain Shall Meet, Lawrence, KS.

Kouo, J. L. (2016, April). The effectiveness of point-of-view video modeling in teaching social initiation skills to children with autism spectrum disorders. Paper presented at the 2016 American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Washington D.C.

Estrain, L., Lee, J. N., Maajeeny, F., & Egel, A. L. (2015, January). The use of activity schedules to teach appropriate recess activities to students with autism spectrum disorders. Paper presented at the 9th Annual Autism Conference - Association for Behavior Analysis International, Las Vegas, NV.

Regional/Local:

Kouo, J. L. (2017, May). The pursuit of UDL. Presentation at the All In Accessibility Initiatives (AIAI) MSDE Grant Professional Development, Towson, MD.

Kouo, J. L. (2017, May). The effectiveness of point-of-view video modeling in teaching social initiation skills to children with autism spectrum disorders. Paper presented at the Common Ground 2017 Conference, Ocean City, MD.

Kouo, J. L. (2017, April). Teaching children with ASD social initiation skills using point-of-view video modeling. Paper presented at the Honestly Autism Day, Timonium, MD.

Kouo, J. L. (2017, April). Timeline of research and emerging KSAs. Presentations at the INSPIRE Focus Group at the College Board Offices, Newtown, PA

Reif, D., Kouo, J. L., Lewis, D., and Andrews, G. (2016, November). Teaching Through a Barrier. Panel presentation at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, Baltimore, MD.

Kouo, J. L. (2016, March). The effectiveness of point-of-view video modeling in teaching social initiation skills to children with autism spectrum disorders. Paper presented at the University of Maryland College of Education 2016 Student Research Symposium, College Park, MD.

Kouo, J. L. (2016, February). The effectiveness of point-of-view video modeling in teaching social initiation skills to children with autism spectrum disorders. Paper presented at the Maryland Council for Exceptional Children Maryland Chapter of the Council for Learning Disabilities Annual Professional Development Event, Columbia, MD.

Lee, J. N. (2015, April). Responding to problem behavior. Presentation at the Children's Developmental Clinic at University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Lee, J. N. (2013, May). Examination of the influence of corrective and positive feedback on preservice teachers’ development. Paper presented at An Exploration of Educational Excellence Open House and Rising to the Challenge Fundraising Campaign, Baltimore, MD.

Research Projects

Grant Submissions:

2017 National Science Foundation (NSF), iTEST: Strategies: Enhancing the understanding of, and participation in, the STEM-related workforce through authentic design experiences for middle-school teachers and students. Principal Investigator: Wes Lawson, Ph.D.; Co- Principal Investigator: Jennifer Kouo, Ph.D. – Proposal Submitted.

2017 Institute of Education Sciences (IES), Special Education Research Grants (CFDA Number: 84.324A): Fostering Engineering Design Thinking in the Classroom: Hybrid Professional Development utilizing the MyDesign® Learning Management System (LMS) for Educators to Impact Students with Disabilities (Project Foster EDT). Principal Investigator: Jennifer Kouo, Ph.D. – Proposal Submitted.

2016 National Science Foundation (NSF), iUse - An Undergraduate Learning Management Ecosystem (LMES) for Design-thinking (MyDesign®). Principal Investigator: Leigh Abts, Ph.D.; Graduate Assistant and Consultant: Jennifer Kouo, Ph.D. – Proposal Submitted.

2016 National Science Foundation (NSF), DRK-12: Learning Management System (LMS) for Design (MyDesign®). Principal Investigator: Leigh Abts, Ph.D.; Graduate Assistant and Consultant: Jennifer Kouo, Ph.D. – Proposal Submitted – Not funded.

2015 Autism Speaks, Dennis Weatherstone Pre-Doctoral Fellowship. Principal Investigator: Jennifer Kouo, Ph.D. – Proposal Submitted – Not funded.

Grant Funded Research:

2017  National Science Foundation (NSF), WORKSHOP: A Workshop to Finalize the Planning for a National Pilot of an AP® in Engineering. Principal Investigator: Leigh Abts, Ph.D.; Consultant: Jennifer Kouo, Ph.D.

2016-2017 National Science Foundation (NSF), EAGER: The Professional Development and Instruction of Design Comparing both Distance Learning and Face-to-Face Delivery Methods. Principal Investigator: Leigh Abts, Ph.D.; Graduate Assistant and Consultant: Jennifer Kouo, Ph.D.

2016-2017 National Science Foundation (NSF), WORKSHOP: Framing the Issues for a Universally Transferable Credit for Design. Principal Investigator: Leigh Abts, Ph.D.; Graduate Assistant and Consultant: Jennifer Kouo, Ph.D.

2016-2017 National Science Foundation (NSF), INSPIRE: The Development Diagnostic Assessment Strategies for e-portfolios based on the Alignment of the Design Process Rubric to 21st Century Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs). Principal Investigator: Leigh Abts, Ph.D.; Graduate Assistant and Consultant: Jennifer Kouo, Ph.D.

2016-2017 National Science Foundation (NSF), PRIME: Engineering Design Process Portfolio Scoring Rubric (EDPPSR). Principal Investigator: Leigh Abts, Ph.D.; Graduate Assistant and Consultant: Jennifer Kouo, Ph.D.

Reviewer of Journals:

2017, International Journal of Developmental Disabilities

2016Technology to Support and Enhance Professional Development Schools special issue in School-University Partnerships (SUP)

 

 

Teaching Awards and Honors

2014-2016       The Jacob K. Goldhaber Travel Award

2014-2016       The CHSE Department Travel Funds

2014-2015       The Cochran Scholarship

2014-2015       Special Education Endowed Fund in Honor of Dr. Jean R. Hebeler

2013-2014       Dean’s Fellowship in Department of Special Education

2013-2014       EDCP Fellowship

2012-2013       Richard and Marie Conley Mumma Scholarship Fund

2012-2013       Kevin D. Machemer Scholarship Fund

2011-2013       Linda A. Fedor Memorial Scholar

2011                Summa Cum Laude Latin Honor

2011                Teachers of Promise nominee at Towson University

2011                Towson University Teacher of Excellence Award

Professional Service

Organizational Memberships:

2016-2017       Member of Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Maryland Chapter

2016-2017       Member of Asian American Faculty and Staff Association (AFSA) at Towson University

2016-2017       American Educational Research Association (AERA)

2015-2016       University of Maryland College of Education Graduate Student Organization

Office and Committee Memberships held in Professional Organizations:

2016-2017       Membership Chair of Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Maryland Chapter

Consultancies:

2016-2017       College Board, Yardley, PA

2016-2017       National Science Foundation EAGER, PRIME, INSPIRE, WORKSHOP Grants for Dr. Leigh Abts, Department of Counseling, Higher Education, and Special Education and Fischell Department of Bioengineering, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

2016                School of Education, Loyola University Maryland, Baltimore, MD

2015                Language-Learning Early-Advantage Program at the University of Maryland’s Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences, College Park, MD