NCATE - The Standard of Excellence in Teacher Preperation Special Education Teacher with students Mckee Hall at the University of Northern Colorado

Robin Brewer, Ed.D.

Robin BrewerAssociate Professor of Special Education

School of Special Education
College of Education and Behavioral Sciences
University of Northern Colorado
Greeley, CO 80639
Office: (970) 351-1661
robin.brewer@unco.edu

Research Interests and Specializations:

  • Evidence-based practices for teaching students with Significant Support Needs (severe disabilities) and autism; and
  • Inclusive education practices for students with significant support needs.

Education:

  • Ed.D. University of Northern Colorado 1998 Special Education
  • M.A. University of Northern Colorado 1991 Special Education
  • B.S. University of Oklahoma 1981 Special Education

National Service

  • President, Council for Exceptional Children  (2014)

Selected Publications and Presentations:

  • Mueller, T. G. & Brewer, R. D. (2013). Rethinking professional development in rural communities for students with autism spectrum disorder. Rural Special Education Quarterly. 32, 11-19.
  • Brewer, R.D., Correa-Torres, S.M., Andrade, S. W., Ayantoye, C.A., Shugdar, E. (July, 2013). Supporting international students through their doctoral journey: Reflections from faculty and students. Proceedings from the 13th Biennial Conference of the International Association of Special Education. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. 
  • Carroll, D., Brewer, R.D., Quintana, G., & Halley, K. (July, 2013). Systematic change: creating model school sites for students with significant support needs. Proceedings from the 13th Biennial Conference of the International Association of Special Education. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. 
  • Wittert, D. D., Atthowe, M., & Brewer, R. D. (2013). Autism and the Pervasive Developmental Disorders. Online course for Nurse.com: A Gannett Co.
     
    Mueller, T. G., Bassett, D., & Brewer, R. D. (2012).  Planning for the future: A model for using the principles of transition to guide the development of behavior intervention plans.  Intervention in School and Clinic,48(1),  38–46. 
  • Brewer, R. D., Lindquist, C., & Altemueller, L., (2011).  The dispositions improvement process. International Journal of Instruction. 4(2), 51-68.
  • Correa-Torres, S. & Brewer, R. D. (July, 2011). Addressing the shortage of personnel in low-incidence disability areas through distance education.  Proceedings from the 12th Biennial Conference of the International Association of Special Education, Windhoek, Namibia. 
  • Mueller, T.G., & Brewer, R. (2010). Strategies at hand: Quick and handy positive behavior support strategies. Shawnee Mission, KS: Asperger Autism Publishing Company.
  • Brewer, R., Mueller, T.G. (2008) Strategies at hand: Quick and handy strategies for working with students on the autism spectrum. Shawnee Mission, KS: Asperger Autism Publishing Company.

Selected Presentations:

  • Carroll, D. & Brewer, R. D. (January, 2014). Quality indicators: creating program improvement and enhancing preservice teacher education. Hawaii International Education Conference, Honolulu, HI.
  • Brewer, R. D., Carroll, D., & Quintana, G. (February 2014). Transforming programs for students with significant needs. Twenty-fifth Courage to Risk Conference, Colorado Springs, CO.
  • Mueller, T. G. & Brewer. R. D. (November, 2013). Practice makes perfect: Pre-service preparation for IEP meeting success. The 2013 Conference for the Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children. Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
  • Brewer, R.D., Correa-Torres, S.M., Andrade, S. W., Shugdar, E. (July, 2013). Supporting international students through their doctoral journey: Reflections from faculty and students. The 13th Biennial Conference of the International Association of Special Education. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. 
  • Carroll, D., Brewer, R.D. (July, 2013). Systematic change: creating model school sites for students with significant support needs. The 13th Biennial Conference of the International Association of Special Education. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
  • Brewer, R. D. (April, 2013). Developing quality programs for students with significant needs using quality indicators. 2013 Pacific Rim Conference on Disabilities.  Honolulu, HI.R
  • Mueller, T., Bassett, D., & Brewer, R. D. (2012, April).  Looking to the future: Developing transition-focused behavior intervention plans.  National CEC Conference & Expo, Denver, CO.
  • Carroll, D, Brewer, R. & Quintana, G. (2012, April) Making changes…
    one school at a time.
      National CEC Conference & Expo, Denver, CO.
  • Brewer, R. D. & Carroll, D. (2011, December).  Principal leadership: A critical component in inclusive schools. Annual National TASH Conference. Atlanta, GA.
  • Correa-Torres, S. & Brewer. R. D. (July, 2011). An analysis of longitudinal data on students who are deafblind or have multiple disabilities: Implications for special education teacher preparation programs. Twelfth Biennial Conference of the International Association of Special Education, Windhoek, Namibia.
  • Correa-Torres, s. & Brewer. R. D. (July, 2011). Addressing the shortage of personnel in low-incidence disability areas through distance education. Twelfth Biennial Conference of the International Association of Special Education, Windhoek, Namibia.
  • Mueller, T. G. & Brewer, R. D. (March, 2011). Positive behavior supports at your fingertips: Accessing evidence-based interventions quickly and efficiently. Eighth International Conference on Positive Behavior Supports. Denver, CO.
  • Carroll, D., Quintana, G., & Brewer, R. (2011, January). Quality indicators for improving services for students with significant support needs. Courage to Risk: The Twenty-Fourth Annual Collaborative Conference for Special Education.  Colorado Springs, Colorado.