Paula E Chan, PhD, BCBA-D
 Title: Assistant Professor
 Dept: Teacher Education
 Office: JH 323
 Phone: 216-523-7102
 Email: p.e.chan06@csuohio.edu
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. JH 323, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
Special education, disability, school to prison pipeline, employment accommodations, disability law, transition to adulthood, student teachers, positive behavior interventions, applied behavior analysis
 
Education:
Ph.D., The Ohio State University
M.A., University of South Florida
B.A., Cleveland State University
 
Brief Bio:
Paula Chan is an Assistant Professor of Special Education in the College of Education and Human Services. After completing her graduate studies at the University of South Florida and The Ohio State University, Professor Chan was excited to return to her alma mater to work within the Cleveland State Community. She teaches classes in classroom management, transition to adulthood, research methods, and methods of instruction for moderate to intensive disabilities.

Professor Chan's research focuses in special education policy and practice. Her research focuses on transition to adulthood for youth and young adults with disabilities, and the school to prison pipeline, with an emphasis on adolescents with emotional and behavioral disorders. Recently, Professor Chan has been conducting research on teachers and student teachers with disabilities, and the school to prison pipeline.

In addition to teaching and research, Professor Chan provides service to the community supporting school district's School-Wide Positive Behavior Support initiatives. Professor Chan has also served as a parent advocate, helping parents through the complicated process of navigating accommodations within public schools and higher education settings. Within the University, Professor Chan serves as a faculty advisor for Delta Alpha Pi, a disability honors fraternity. She also serves on the Student Success Committee through Faculty Senate. She also serves on the editorial board for Education and the Law, and was appointed to the publications committee of the Education Law Associate.
 
Honors and Awards:
2019 Special Education Legislative Summit State Team Leader - Ohio

Bell Fellow, Todd Anthony Bell Resource Center on the African American Male

Leadership Training Grant recipient
 
Professional Affiliations:
The Education Law Association

The Council for Exceptional Children

The Association for Positive Behavior Support

Teacher Education Division

The Division for Career Development and Transition

The Educators with Disabilities Caucus