Dr. Alverson is a research associate professor in the Secondary Special Education and Transition research unit in the College of Education. She is a technical assistance provider for the National Technical Assistance Center on Transition (NTACT) and Director of Technical Assistance and Training for the Oregon Youth Transition Program. Prior to completing her Ph.D., Dr. Alverson taught students with moderate and severe disabilities for thirteen years.
Ph. D., 2008, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
Major: Special Education
Ed. S., 2004, Idaho State University
Major: Special Education Administration
M. Ed., 1994, Murray State University
Major: Gifted and Talented Education
B. S., 1989, Murray State University
Major: Special Education, Students with Moderate and Severe Disabilities
Dr. Alverson's research interests include secondary transition and post-school outcomes, transition for individuals with autism spectrum disorders and intellectual disability/development disabilities, and data use to improve in-school secondary special education programming. She is currently co-PI on a National Science Foundation grant focused on STEM education and career opportunities for individuals with disabilities.