Rangasamy Ramasamy, Ph.D.
Professor, Holmes Scholars Program Coordinator
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Arizona
Major: Special Education and Rehabilitation
Master of Arts, New Mexico Highlands University
Major: Special Education
Master of Science, University of Madras, India
Bachelor of Arts, University of Madras, India
Professor of Exceptional Student Education
FAU Holmes Scholars Program Coordinator
Senior Fellow and Professor National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
My area of research includes applied behavior analysis, classroom management, and behavior intervention strategies, as well as students with autism, special needs students, inclusive education and transition from school to adult life for individuals with disabilities.
- Assisted the Dean to establish Holmes Scholars Program in the College of Education at FAU.
- Mentored Holmes Scholars from four doctoral granting departments in the COE to present papers at AACTE Conferences, accompanied them to Washington D.C. for Summer Policy Institute, and helped them advocate for various educational related issues for FAU and the state of Florida with elected Representatives and Senators in Capital Hill.
- Coordinated College of Education work with St. Lucie County School District by recruiting and guiding 17 teachers from India in math, science, and special education to reduce critical teacher shortage for the school district.
- Chaired A.D. Henderson University School Board Education Committee. I meticulously worked with the Dean and the Principal to establish a special education program and wrote the special education policy manual for the school.
- President - College of Education Faculty Assembly
THOUGHTS TO SHARE:
I worship my work. Mentoring Holmes Scholars, meeting with them once a month, and noticing their growth in research productivity is awesome to share with other doctoral students in the COE. Two years ago, at the AACTE Conference in Baltimore, one of our Holmes Scholars came to me and said it was her first conference presentation. She was so excited for the opportunity that she thanked the Holmes Program with tears. My advice and guidance to students of color is to stay in school, stay focused, and get as much education as possible. If I can get a Ph.D. with my poor rural beginning, anybody can get an education and make it in life. With self-discipline, dedication and perseverance one can be whatever that person wishes to be.
Richards, S., Taylor, R., Ramasamy, R. (2014) Single subject research: Applications in educational and clinical settings (2nd ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, Cengage Learning.
Richards, S., Taylor, R., Ramasamy, R., & Richards, R. (1999). Single subject research: Applications in educational and clinical settings. San Diego: Singular Publications.
Selected Refereed Publications
Brown, V., & Ramasamy, R. (2017). Changing faculty perspective of distance learning through support. Journal of eLearning. 14 (3), 29-35.
Finn, L., Ramasamy, R., Dukes, C., & Scott, J. (2015). Using WatchMinder to increase the on-task behavior of students with autism spectrum disorder, Journal of Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 45, 1408-1418.
Bennett, K. D., Ramasamy, R., & Honsberger, T. (2013). Further Examination of Covert Audio Coaching on Improving Employment Skills among Secondary Students with Autism. Journal of Behavioral Education. DOI: 10. 1007/s10864-013-9168-2
Bennett, K. D., Ramasamy, R., & Honsberger, T. (2013). The effects of covert audio coaching on teaching clerical skills to adolescents with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. DOI: 10.1007/s10803-012-1597-6
Ramasamy, R. (1996). Post-high school employment: A follow-up of Apache Native American Youth. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 29(2), 174-179.
Ramasamy, R., & Taylor, R. (1996). Transition assessment: A critical process for students with disabilities. Diagnostique, 21(4), 59-62
Ramasamy, R. (1996). Cultural implications on Navajo students' learning styles and effective teaching methods. The Journal of Educational Issues of Language Minority Students, 17, 139-151.
Ramasamy, R., Taylor, R. L., & Ziegler, E. W. (1996). Eliminating inappropriate classroom behavior using a DRO schedule: A preliminary study. Psychological Reports, 78, 753-754.
Ramasamy, R. (1995). Effectiveness of high school curricula for transitioning Apache special and general education students. Career Development for Exceptional Individuals. 18(1), 51-58.
Holmes Program Publications
McEwan, D., Demezier., Dean, S., Dowdie. D., & Ramasamy, R. (2019). The Story of BIG Data with All the Small Details. AACTE, Ed Prep Matter. Key news and insights on educator preparation.
Ramasamy, R., & McEwan, D. (2018). Dissertation workshop: Theoretical Framework an Essential Steering Wheel. AACTE, Ed Prep Matter. Key news and insights on educator preparation.
Manuscripts Submitted for Publication
Ramasamy, R., & McCormick. J. (submitted) Effective Teacher Characteristics: Exploring a Decade of Teachers’ Experiences in the Classroom. Journal of Teacher Education.
Honsberger, C., Ramasamy, R., Brady, M., Frain, M. (submitted). Increasing Language Use in Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
McCormick, J., Ramasamy, R., & Kearney, K. (submitted). Understanding Autism and Collaboration Skills: Evaluation of Asynchronous Presentations for Pre-service Teachers. Journal of Special Education Apprenticeship.
Collazo, S., Lee, Y., & Ramasamy, R. (submitted). An Exploratory Qualitative Study of Infant and Toddler Teachers’ Knowledge and Perception on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) Education. Research in Early Childhood Education.