Karen Rizzo, Ph.D.

Karen Rizzo, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Special Education, Elementary and Early Childhood Education
Office Phone
Office Location
162 Kochel
PENN STATE BEHREND
170 KOCHEL CENTER
ERIE, PA 16563
Biography

Karen Rizzo, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of special education, in the Department of Elementary/Early Childhood, at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College. Her teaching/research interests focus on teacher preparation and STEM education.

Research Interests

Karen's research interests are in teacher preparation, STEM education, and applied behavior analysis. Her research has focused on effective practices for teachers working with students with emotional/behavioral disorders. In addition, Karen's research has addressed effective instruction and assessment practices in science education for students with disabilities.

Publications

JOURNAL ARTICLE, ACADEMIC JOURNAL

Farmer, T. W., H. J., Lee, D., S. B., Rizzo, K., & H. A. (2018). Directed consultation and supported professionalism: Promoting adaptive evidence-based practices in rural schools. 37(3), 164-175.

Rizzo, K., et al. (2016). 5 ways to scaffold mathematics instruction for secondary students with learning disabilities. LD Forum, 2-4.

Rizzo, K. (2016). Effects of inquiry-based instruction on science achievement for students with disabilities: An analysis of the literature. Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities.

Rizzo, K. (2016). Making “selfies” stick: A snapshot of self-management strategies for students with emotional/behavioral disorders. Behavior Today, 31(3).

Rizzo, K., et al. (2015). A behavioral momentum approach is effective for prompting acquisition and fluency outcomes of tacting in children with autism spectrum disorder. Evidencebased Communication, Assessment, and Intervention, 9(2), 1-5.

Rizzo, K., et al. (2014). Pairing student-teacher conferencing and self-regulation to increase mathematics performance in middle school students at-risk for academic failure. Journal of Evidenced-Based Practices for Schools.

JOURNAL ARTICLE, PROFESSIONAL JOURNAL

Markelz, A., Riden, B., & Rizzo, K. (Co-Author) (2017). Training Students With Behavioral Problems to Recruit Teacher Praise. ISBN/ISSN #/Case #/DOI #: 1074295617723333

Education

Ph D, Special Education, Pennsylvania State University

MS, Special Education, Mercyhurst University

BS, Elementary/Special Education-EMPH (K-12), Edinboro University