Stephen Kroeger, EdD, Assistant Professor, Special Education

Stephen KroegerStephen Kroeger is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati and now serves as an Assistant Professor in the Special Education program. In his position, Steve is responsible for the coordination of the university undergraduate Special Education program, and various courses at the master’s level. His research agenda includes a special focus on students at risk and the incorporation of effective instructional strategies.

Steve is an accomplished educator who served as a middle school and high school classroom teacher for thirteen years, eleven of which were as a special educator working with children identified with behavioral and emotional disorders. He was a lead mentor in his district and a Facilitator of the Peer Assistance and Evaluation Program. He earned his Masters in Special Education in 1993 and his doctorate in Education in 2003 in Curriculum and Instruction. Steve earned two additional Masters in Theology and Divinity from the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, California, and has several years of work experience overseas in Peru, Central America, and the Caribbean.

Steve has received such honors as being selected as the Outstanding Doctoral Student for 2003-2004 at the University of Cincinnati, the Excellence in Teaching Award for Graduate Assistants, 2002-2003, and Teacher of the Year Commendation, Special Education Regional Resource Center, 1994.

Education

  • Ed. D. Curriculum & Instruction, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Ohio, 2004 (Special Education, special focus: behavior, fine arts)
  • M. Ed. Special Education, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio., 1993 (Social Emotional and Learning Disabilities)

Peer-reviewed Publications

Kroeger, S. D., Burton, C., & Preston, C. (2009). Integrating evidence-based practices in middle science reading. Teaching Exceptional Children 3, 6-15

Kroeger, S., & Kouche, B. (2006). Using peer assisted learning strategies to increase response to intervention in inclusive middle math settings. Teaching Exceptional Children, 6, 13

Meyer, H., & Kroeger, S. (2005). Photovoice as an educational action research tool. Qualitative Research Journal, 185, 194

Meyer, H., Hamilton, B., Kroeger, S., Stewart, S., & Brydon-Miller, M. (2004). The unexpected journey: renewing our commitment to students through educational action research. Educational Action Research, 557, 574

Kroeger, S., Burton, C., Comarata, A., Combs, C., Hamm, C., Hopkins, R., & Kouche, B. (2004). Student voice and critical reflection: helping students at risk. TEACHING Exceptional Children 3, 50, 57

Kroeger, S. D., Leibold, C. K., & Ryan, B. (1999). Creating a sense of ownership in the IEP process. TEACHING Exceptional Children 1, -

Musti-Rao, S., Kroeger, S., & Schumacher-Dyke, K. Improving pedagogy: A pilot study using guided notes and response cards at the postsecondary level. Teacher Education and Special Education

Published Books

Kroeger,S.D. (2006). Instructor’s manual to accompany the text: behavior management, (9th ed.) Pearson Merrill Prentice Hall

Bauer, A., & Kroeger, S. (2004). Exploring diversity: A video case approach Columbus, OH: Merrill-Prentice Hall

Bauer, A., & Kroeger, S. (2004). Video cases on cd-rom activity and learning guide to accompany: The inclusive classroom Columbus, OH: Merrill-Prentice Hall

Hawkins, R., Kroeger, S., Musti-Rao, S., & Barnett, D. (In Progress). Training in Response to Intervention: A Preliminary Investigation of an Interdisciplinary Field Experience

Book Chapters

Kroeger, S., & Bauer, A. (2004). A video case approach instructor’s manual to accompany 2004 multimedia edition multicultural education in a pluralistic society. Exploring diversity Upper Saddle River, NJ Pearson/Merrill Prentice Hall.

Kroeger, S., Burton, C., Comarata, A., Combs, C., Hamm, C., Hopkins, R., & Kouche, B. (2004). Teaching exceptional children. Student voice and critical reflection: Helping students at risk (pp. 50-57).

Bauer, A., & Kroeger, S. (2004). Strategies for effective instruction. Video cases on CD-ROM Activity and Learning Guide to accompany The Inclusive Classroom Columbus, OH Merrill-Prentice Hall.

Kroeger, S., & Phillips, L. Assessment for effective intervention. A positive behavior support assessment guide.

Meyer, H., Hamilton, B., Kroeger, S., Stewart, S., & Brydon-Miller, M. (In Press). The unexpected journey: Renewing our commitment to students through educational action research. Practical Action Research: A Collection of Articles. Thousand Oaks, CA: Cowrin Press/SAGE Publication.

Invited Presentations

Kroeger, S.D. (2007). Peer-assisted learning strategies for at-risk students: Program implementation and treatment integrity, Council for Exceptional Children Convention and Expo, Louisville, KY

Kroeger, S.D. (2006). Improving faculty pedagogy: Teacher work sample methodology, 29th Annual TED Conference and 2nd Annual TED/TAM Conference, San Diego, CA

Kroeger, S., & Meyer, H. (2005). Photovoice as an educational action research tool, Paper presented at the national meeting of American Educational Research Association, Montreal, Canada

Kroeger, S., & Kouche B. (06-2005). Using student engagement to remove barriers for diverse learners in inclusive middle school math setting, The Second Annual HCESC Reach for Success Conference

Laine, C., Kroeger, S. D., Hunter, B., & Troup, K. (05-2008). Preparing novice teachers to collaborate with intervention specialists. 53rd International Reading Association’s Annual Convention: Engaging Learners in Literacy, Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, Georgia

Kroeger, S. (05-2006). Improving pedagogy in higher education: Incorporating principles of effective instruction at the postsecondary level, Second International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Kroeger, S. (04-2005). Learning from our students: Photovoice and classroom action research (application of the method), Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association, Montreal, Canada

Kroeger, S. (04-2005). Learning from our students: Photovoice and classroom action research (theoretical foundation), Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association, Montreal, Canada

Research Support

Sapona,R.; Kroeger,S.Embury,D.C., Let’s ask the kids: Consumer constructions of co-teachers, College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services. $500. 2008

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