Todd Whitney

Todd Whitney

Assistant Professor and Assistant Chair
Department of Special Education, Early Childhood & Prevention Science
Room 154 - College of Education and Human Development
jeremy.whitney @

Dr. Whitney's curriculum vitae [PDF]

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Special Education, University of Louisville
  • M.Ed., Special Education with a concentration in Learning and Behavior Disorders (K-12), University of Louisville
  • B.A., History with a concentration in Social Sciences, University of Louisville

Research Areas

  • Evidence-based Instructional Practices
  • Evidence-Based Academic & Behavioral Interventions
  • High-leverage Practices


  • Single-Subject Research Design

Teaching Areas

  • Methods for Students with LBD
  • Assessment Procedures for Students with LBD

Honors and Awards

  • Department of Instruction and Curriculum Leadership Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Memphis, 2015
  • College of Education, Health and Human Sciences Dean's Travel Grant, $500 University of Memphis, 2015

Professional Activities and Affiliations

  • Editorial Board Member, Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2018 - present
  • Secretary, Kentucky Council for Exceptional Children-Teacher Education Division, 2017 - present
  • Guest Reviewer, Special Education Quarterly, 2017
  • Reviewer, Kentucky Teacher Education Journal: The Journal of the Teacher Education Division of the Kentucky Council for Exceptional Children, 2016 - present
  • Council for Exceptional (CEC) - CEC Division of Research; CEC Council of Children with Behavioral Disorders; CEC Teacher Education Division
  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
  • Association for Positive Behavior Support (APBS)

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • Burt, J., & Whitney, T. (2018). From resource to the real world: Facilitating generalization of intervention outcomes. TEACHING Exceptional Children, 50(6), 364-372. doi: 10.1177/0040059918777246
  • Cooper, J. T., Whitney, T., & Lingo, A. S. (2018) Using immediate feedback to increase opportunities to respond in a general education classroom. Rural Special Education Quarterly, 37(1), 52-60. doi: 10.1177/8756870517747121
  • Whitney, T., Lingo, A. S., Cooper, J. T., & Karp, K. (2017). Effects of shared story reading in mathematics for students with academic difficulty and challenging behaviors. Remedial and Special Education, 38(5), 284-296. doi: 10.1177/0741932517698964
  • Whitney, T., Cooper, J. T., & Lingo, A. S. (2017). Increasing student engagement through OTR. Kentucky Teacher Education Journal: The Journal of the Teacher Education Division of the Kentucky Council for Exceptional Children, 3(2), 1-6. Available at:
  • Hunter, W., Diecker, L., & Whitney, T. (2016). Consultants and co-teachers impacting student outcomes with numbered heads together: Keeping all engaged. Journal of Educational & Psychological Consultation, 26(2), 186-199. doi: 10.1080/10474412.2015.1108200
  • Webb, T., & Whitney, T. (2018, May). Effects of a token economy on a student with autism exhibiting disruptive behavior in a general education classroom. KEEP Summit, Louisville, KY.
  • Whitney, T., & Lingo, A. S. (2017, November). Using multiple measures for educator preparation program accountability and continuous improvement. Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children Conference, Savannah, GA.