Department of Special Education
Katherine Mitchem, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA, is the Edith L. Trees Endowed Chair in the Department of Special Education at California University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Mitchem supports the Assessment, Technology, and Practice Lab for Cal U students and has certification and teaching experience in multicategorical special education N-12, autism, and years of experience working as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Behavior Consultant for school districts to support students with very challenging behaviors and autism.
Dr. Mitchem's research interests include the use of evidence-based practices and technology integration to support all learners in school and higher education. She has published widely in the area of technology-supported instruction, self-management interventions, and effective professional development. Recent publications include:
- Goeke, J., Mitchem, K., & Kossar, K. (Eds.) (2017). Redesigning Special Education
Teacher Preparation: Challenges and Solutions. Routledge/Taylor Francis.
Maor, D. & Mitchem, K. (2018, in press). Hospitalized adolescents' use of mobile technology for learning, communication and wellbeing. Journal of Adolescent Research.
Little, M., Slanda, D., Goeke, J., & Mitchem, K. (2017). Introduction. In J. Goeke, K. Mitchem, & K. Kossar (Eds) Redesigning Special Education Teacher Preparation: Challenges and Solutions. Routledge/Taylor Francis.
- Kossar, K., & Mitchem, K. (2017). Beyond knowing: Scaffolding field experiences to enhance candidates' shift to independent identification, application, and evaluation of EBPs. In J. Goeke, K. Mitchem, & K. Kossar (Eds) Redesigning Special Education Teacher Preparation: Challenges and Solutions. Routledge/Taylor Francis.
- Maor, D. & Mitchem, K. (2015). Can technologies make a difference for hospitalized children: What does the research say? Journal of Computer Assisted Learning.
- Mitchem, K., Fitzgerald, G., & Koury, K. (2014). Electronic performance support systems to support teachers and students. In Zongkai Yang, Harrison H. Yang, Di Wu, & Sanya Liu (Eds) Transforming K-12 Classrooms with Digital Technology, (pp. 98-118) IGI Global.
- Mitchem, K., Fitzgerald, G., Miller, K., & Hollingsead, C. (2013). Using electronic performance support systems to improve academic performace of secondary students with disabilities. Journal of Special Education Technology, 28(3), 1-20.
- Fitzgerald, G., Mitchem, K., Hollingsead, C., Miller, K., Koury, K., & Tsai, H. (2011) Exploring the bridge from multimedia cases to classrooms; Evidence of transfer. Journal of Special Education Technology, 26(2), 23-38.
- Mitchem, K., Fitzgerald, G., Koury, K., Cepel, C., & Boonseng, T. (2010). Electronic performance support system tools (EPSS) to enhance success in school for secondary students with special needs. In Leo Tan Wee Hin & R. Subranamiam (Eds.). Handbook of Research on New Media Literacy at the K-12 Level: Issues and Challenge (pp. 529-550). Information Science Reference: Hershey, PA.
- Mitchem, K., Koury, K., Fitzgerald, G., Hollingsead, C., Miller, K., Tsai, H., & Zha,
(2009). Impact of instructional implementation on learning with interactive multimedia case-based instruction. Teacher Education and Special Education, 32(4), 297-318.
- B.S.: European Studies and German, University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology
M.Ed.: Secondary Education with English minor, Drury College
Ph.D.: Special Education (behavioral disorders, applied behavior analysis), Utah State University
BCBA-D: Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral Level
LBA: Licensed Behavior Analyst
Office: Keystone Hall Room 210