Professional Service

  • Institute of Education Sciences (ies), U.S. Department of Education. Grant reviewer for Special Education Research (Autism Spectrum Disorders and Technology). 08/2013 - present
  • Utah Governor's Marriage Commission. Member. 07/01/2013 - present
  • Head Start. Role: chair. Chair, Advisory Committee. 09/09/2010 - present
  • Waterford Institute. Advisory board for UpStart - a computer based early childhood program. 09/09/2009 - present
  • Utah Governor's Early Childhood Committee. member. 09/09/2009 - present
  • Inter-Institutional Early Childhood Conference. Role: member. Conference organization. 09/09/1989 - present

Community Partnership

  • Columbus Community Center. 03/09/2015 - present
  • Salt Lake School District. 03/07/2011 - present
  • University Of Utah Reading Clinic: Struggling Readers. 09/09/2005 - present

Outreach

  • Coordinate Early Steps Getting Ready for First Grade 6 week summer program. 06/06/2010 - 07/23/2010
  • Coordinator Moerer Lecture Series. 09/10/1999 - present

Honors & Awards

  • Professors Off Campus Award, 2015. U of U, 01/01/2015
  • Nominated for Utah Innovation Award, by U of U Technology Venture Commercialization (TVC). TVC, 12/11/2014
  • Social Enterprise Award, 2014, Columbus Foundation/Salt Lake City School District. SLCSD, 11/15/2014
  • Entrepreneurial U of U Faculty Scholar, 2014-present. U of U, 07/17/2014
  • University of Utah Distinguished Teaching Award, 2005 . University of Utah, 2005
  • University of Utah Distinguished Service Award, 2002. University of Utah, 2002
  • University of Utah Service Professor ($6,000) l991-92. University of Utah, 1992

Affiliations

  • National Coucil on Family Relations (NCFR), member, 09/01/1990 - present
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), member, 09/01/1985 - present

In the Media

  • NeuroVersity https://www.ksl.com/?sid=41348071&nid=148. 09/05/2016.
  • NeuroVersity http://fox13now.com/2016/07/16/program-at-u-of-u-helps-those-with-autism-learn-drafting-3d-modeling/. 07/17/2016.
  • http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865658172/Autism-spectrum-disorder-Tech-project-helps-overcome-the-social-mud-of-life.html?s_cid=Email-1. 07/17/2016.
  • We worked with an autism school in South Africa to implement our iSTAR program. 07/01/2015. http://global.utah.edu/stories-events/all-stories/...
  • We worked with U of Colorado students in our "train the trainer" model for our autism program. 07/01/2015. http://www.colorado.edu/education/2015/06/29/teach...
  • http://fox13now.com/2014/12/07/u-of-u-recognized-for-efforts-to-help-kids-with-autism/. 12/12/2014.
  • http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606904/Employers-should-focus-on-strengths-disabilities-bring-experts-say.html?pg=all . 07/11/2014.
  • http://m.sltrib.com/sltrib/mobile3/58183934-219/skills-students-autism-building.html.csp. 07/10/2014.
  • Forbes - How To Fund Commercialization of University Research? Crowdfunding, of Course! 02/11/2013. http://www.forbes.com/sites/cherylsnappconner/2013...
  • All about Autism Podcast. 02/07/2013. http://allaboutautismpodcast.com/all-about-autism-...
  • press release for RocketHub and crowdfunding - iSTAR. 12/20/2012. http://unews.utah.edu/news_releases/university-of-...
  • KCPW - radio - City Views - autism and technology. 12/14/2012. http://kcpw.org/blog/cityviews/2012-12-14/cityview...
  • Press release - Grandparents and Grandchildren with ASD. 12/10/2012. http://unews.utah.edu/news_releases/technology-imp...
  • "Autism program utilizing Google app to help develop personal skills." FOX 13 News, July 29, 2011. 07/29/2011.
  • "Utah’s autistic students thrive at Google software camp." Salt Lake Tribune, July 27, 2011. 07/27/2011.
  • "Technology being used to build bridges with autistic children." Deseret News, July 14, 2011. 07/14/2011.
  • KSL Radio Siblings. 09/18/2010.
  • SL Tribune SketchUp Event. 02/28/2010.
  • Utah Business Sketch-Up. 02/18/2010.
  • KSL Channel 5 Sketch-Up event. 02/18/2010.
  • KSL radio - parenting. 01/02/2010.