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Timothy A. Slocum, Ph.D.

Professor - Special Education Coordinator

Areas of Interest

  • Mild Disabilities

  • Reading Instruction

  • Evidence Based Practice

  • Verbal Behavior

  • Behavior Analysis

  • Research Methods

  • Instructional Design


Dr. Timothy A. Slocum earned his doctorate in Special Education at the University of Washington in 1991 and has been a faculty member at Utah State University (USU) in the Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation since that time.  He has been involved in reading instruction and reading research for more than 25 years.  He conducts research on phonological skills, vocabulary, and school-wide implementation of research-based reading instruction, and evidence-based practice.  He teaches courses at the undergraduate, master's, and doctoral levels on topics including evidence-based reading instruction, research methods and statistics, advanced topics in behavior analysis, and language. Dr. Slocum was recognized as 2011 Teacher of the Year by the USU College of Education. He received the 2011 Fred S. Keller Behavioral Education award from Division 25 of the American Psychological Association and the 2014 Ernie Wing Award for Excellence in Evidence-Based Education from the Wing Institute.