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Deanne K. Unruh

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Contact Info

Office Location: 
212 Clinical Services Building 5260 University of Oregon Eugene, OR 97403-5260
Phone: 
(541) 346-1424
Associate Research Professor, Secondary Special Education & Transition
Education: 
B.S., Middle/Secondary Social Studies Education, University of Kansas, 1985
M.S., Curriculum and Instruction, University of Kansas, 1991
Ph.D., Educational Policy and Management, University of Oregon, 2001
Program(s): 

Deanne Unruh, Ph.D., is an Associate Research Professor in the College of Educationand is the Director of the Secondary Special Education and Transition (SSET) research unit and Co-Director of the National Technical Assistance Center on Transition (NTACT). NTACT provides technical assistance to all State Departments of Education, State Vocational Rehabilitation offices and local practititioners to use data based decision-making to improve services to youth with disabilities to stay in school, graduate, and continue positive life outcomes of post-secondary education and employment.  Her research expertise includes high risk adolescents involved in the juvenile justice system. She has directed grants from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Institute of Educational Sciences, and  the Office of Special Education Programs focused  on juvenile justice re-entry interventions. Her recent work is in collaboration with state juvenile justice agency and local community agencies.

 
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Research: 

Deanne Unruh, Ph.D., has directed or co-directed research and model demonstration grants and state contracts equaling $17 million.  Her primary research interests include the facility-to-community transition process for adolescents in the juvenile justice system, development and validation of transition-related measures, and post-school outcomes for youth with disabilities.