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About April Regester

April Regester received her Ph.D. in special education, disabilities, and risk studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2009. She also holds a M.A. in special education, and a Preliminary Education Specialist Credential for students with moderate to severe disabilities. 

Regester’s research interests include friendship development and social supports for individuals with severe disabilities. She also conducts research in autism, positive behavior supports, inclusive education, college, and adult life skills supports for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and Supported Living. In addition, Regester conducted a year-long Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Eli Edythe L. Broad Asperger Research Center at the world-renowned Koegel Autism Center. At UMSL, Regester teaches courses related to behavior management, individual school-wide positive behavior supports, transitions and planning, and cross categorical special education. She is also serving on three doctoral dissertation committees, and she advises students obtaining an M.Ed. in special education.

Positions

September 2016 - Present Assistant Department Chair, University of Missouri-St. Louis Department of Educator Preparation and Leadership
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September 2016 - Present Associate Professor, University of Missouri-St. Louis Department of Educator Preparation and Leadership
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Present Associate Professor, University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Education
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2010 - May 2016 Assistant Professor, University of Missouri-St. Louis Department of Educator Preparation and Leadership
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2009 - 2010 Post Doctoral Scholar, University of California, Santa Barbara ‐ Special Education
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Education

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2009 PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara ‐ Special Education, Disabilities & Risk Studies
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MEd, University of California, Santa Barbara ‐ Special Education
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BA, University of California, Santa Barbara ‐ Education
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Contact Information

Phone: 314-516-5917

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Dissertation (1)