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Robbie J. Marsh

Assistant Professor of Special Education

Robbie J. Marsh

Education

B.A. - University of Nevada - Psychology
M.Ed. - University of Nevada - Special Education
Ph.D. - University of Nevada - Special Education

Biography

Dr. Marsh currently holds three degrees and one professional certification including: a Ph.D. in special education in the areas of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Emotional and Behavioral Disorders (EBD), a M.Ed. in special education in ASD, and a B.A. in psychology all from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) certification. He previously held positions as a head of professional development and behavior consultation in the Clark County School District and was an instructor of graduate and undergraduate special education courses at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Teaching

Dr. Marsh currently teaches EMAT 683 Teaching Exceptional Learners and EMAT 618 Child and Adolescent Development in the MAT program as well as EDUC 658, 659, and 660 for the Autism Certification endorsement. He also teaches EDCI 819 Student Cognition and Motivation in the Ph.D. of Curriculum and Instruction program.

Scholarship

Dr. Marsh’s research focuses on understanding and developing school connectedness for students as well as provision of mental health services and meeting the needs of students with emotional and behavioral disorders.

Publications

Marsh, R. J. (2016).  Identifying students with mental health issues: A guide for classroom teachers. Intervention in School and Clinic, 51, 318-322.
Marsh, R. J. (2018). Building school connectedness for students with emotional and behavioral disorders. Intervention in School and Clinic, 54, 67-74.
Marsh, R. J. (2018). The school connectedness checklist: Evaluating the school connectedness of students with emotional and behavioral disorders. In Building Bridges III Proceedings (edited by R. Boone & K. Higgins), 36-40.
Marsh, R. J. (2018). Using visual and environmental strategies in the classroom to facilitate the success of students with autism spectrum disorder. In Building Bridges III Proceedings (edited by R. Boone & K. Higgins), 142-149.
Marsh, R. J. (2020). School Connectedness: Mentoring to Prevent Students with Disabilities Engaging in At-Risk Behaviors. Building Bridges IV Proceedings (edited by R. Boone & K. Higgins).
Marsh, R. J., & Cumming, T. M. (2020). Teacher Perceptions of School Connectedness of Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders. New South Wales Department of Education. https://app.education.nsw.gov.au/serap/ResearchRecord/Summary?id=204
Marsh, R. J., Higgins, K., Morgan, J. J., Cumming, T. M., Brown, M., & McCreery, M. (2019). Evaluating school connectedness of students with emotional and behavioral disorders. Children & Schools, 41, 153-160.
Marsh, R. J., & Mathur, S. (in press). Next Steps: A Decision-Making Framework for Teachers to Address the Mental Health Needs of Their Students. Intervention in School and Clinic
Marsh, R. J., Morgan, J. J., Higgins, K., & Watts J. J. (2017). Provision of mental health services to students with emotional and behavioral disorders. Journal of Disability Policy Studies, 28, 90-98.
Marsh, R. J., & Randolph, J. J. (2020). Preliminary development and validation of the School Connectedness Questionnaire. Child Indicators Research, 13(5), 1637-1654. doi: 10.1007/s12187-020-09726-8
Cumming, T. M., Marsh, R. J., & Higgins, K. (2018). School Connectedness for Students with Disabilities: From Theory to Evidence-Based Practice. New York, NY: Routledge.

Service

Dr. Marsh currently serves as Vice Chair on the assessment committee as well as serving on the graduate curriculum committee, and contributes to course and program development for the curriculum and instruction Ph.D. program.
Dr. Marsh also works collaboratively in the Atlanta area serving as the chair of the educational and vocational subcommittee for the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice. He has collaborated internationally with the Belize Ministry of Education as well as nationally serving as the Georgia President for the Council for Children with Behavior Disorders. He is also an editorial board member for Intervention in School and Clinic and TEACHING Exceptional Children, which are national special education journals.