Childhood,Bilingual, and Special Education, Department of
Ginny Dembek is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University, where she received a Ph.D. in Special Education with an emphasis on Applied Behavior Analysis. She previously worked as a special education teacher with a range of learners in public middle and high school settings in Maryland and Pennsylvania. While teaching she saw a major gap in research for skills to help students with disabilities included in the general education classroom. Her scholarly interests include the area of measurably effective teaching methods and instructional technologies, such as Precision Teaching and Direct Instruction. Her recent work explores how problem solving can be improved by direct and explicit teaching along with fluency building the essential language of problem solving.