College of Education *
College of Education *
Debra Neubert (CHSE)
Debra Neubert
Contact Information:
Room: 3215 Benjamin Building
Phone: (301) 405-6466
E-mail: dneubert@umd.edu

Debra Neubert (Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park)
Professor, Transition/Secondary Special Education ; Special Education Program
Counseling, Higher Education, and Special Education (CHSE)

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Research Interests | Bio | Honors & Awards | Grants & Projects | Publications |

Research Interests

Transition services and secondary education; transition assessment; technology in classroom/community.

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Professional Biography

Debra A. Neubert is Professor, Special Education Program, Department of Counseling, Higher Education, and Special Education, University of Maryland. Dr. Neubert's expertise is in the field of Secondary Special Education and Transition Services for youth and young adults with disabilities. She has been involved in a number of grant-supported projects focused on personnel preparation for transition specialists and secondary special educators and on outreach activities for schools systems implementing age appropriate programs for students with significant disabilities (ages 18-21) on college campuses. Other research and teaching interests center on transition assessment, pre-college experiences for youth with disabilities, and postsecondary supports and technology integration for students with diverse abilities.

Dr. Neubert has published extensively on transition assessment and transition service needs for youth and young adult with disabilities. She has co-authored a number of books including: Transition education and services for adolescents with disabilities (5th ed, Pearson in 2010); The middle school experience: Successful teaching and transition planning for diverse learners (Pro-Ed in 2006); Assess for success: Transition assessment (2nd ed, Corwin Press in 2007) and Transition services for students with significant disabilities in college and community settings: Strategies for planning, implementation, and evaluation (Pro-Ed 2005).

Dr. Neubert has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in Secondary Special Education and Transition Methods since 1986. She was selected as the ADVANCE Professor for the College of Education in 2011-2012 to serve as a mentor to junior women faculty in the promotion and tenure process. She developed a course on Universal Design for Learning and technology integration for special education teacher candidates in 2011. Before joining the Special Education Department she was a Maryland Vocational Evaluator in St. Mary's County Public Schools, a Project Coordinator for in-service activities for special and career/technology teachers, and a Project Director for Transition Research at the George Washington University.

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Honors & Awards

Patricia L. Sitlington Research in Transition Award, Division of Career Development and Transition, 2008.

Faculty Disability Achievement Award, President's Commission on Disability Issues, University of Maryland, 2006.

Certificate of Teaching Excellence. University of Maryland at College Park, 1996.

Outstanding Graduate. Vocational Rehabilitation, University of Wisconsin-Stout, 1992.

Certificate of Teaching Excellence. University of Mary land at College Park, 1990.

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Grants & Projects

Maccini, P., & Neubert, D.A. Doctoral Leadership Project for Secondary Special Education and Transition Services, U.S. Department of Education. Grant Number; August 2008-2012. $800,000.

Neubert, D.A. Preparation of Personnel in Secondary Special Education. Funded by the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, U.S. Department of Education. Grant Number H325K053194; January, 2006-December, 2010. $800,000.

Fabian, E. & Neubert, D.A. High School/High Tech Young Scholar's Program. Funded by the Department of Rehabilitation, Maryland State Department of Education. June 2005-June 2007. $30,000.

Neubert, D.A., & Moon, M.S. Outreach Project on Implementing Best Transition Practices in Postsecondary Settings for Students with Significant Disabilities Ages 18-21. Funded by the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, U.S. Department of Education. Grant Number H234R990032; October, 1999- September 2002. $450,000.

Moon, M.S., & Neubert, D.A. Preparation of personnel in secondary special education and transition service delivery for youth with low incidence. Funded by the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, U.S. Department of Education. Grant Number; August 1997 -August, 2000. $702,000.

Neubert, D.A., & Moon, M.S. Preparation of personnel in secondary special education and transition service delivery. Funded by the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, U.S. Department of Education. Grant Number H029G60195; September, 1996-August, 1999. $426,000.

Neubert, D.A. Master's program in urban secondary and transition special education. Funded by the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, U.S. Department of Education. Grant Number HO29B22508; July, 1994- June, 1998. $336,000

Moon, M.S., & Neubert, D.A. Personnel preparation projects to train secondary and transition special educators. Funded by the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, U.S. Department of Education Grant Number HO29R201O8; September, 1992-August, 1996. $268,000 (co-director)

Neubert, D.A., & Harry, B. Master's training degree project for teachers of urban minority students: Secondary/Transition special educators. Funded by the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, U.S. Department of Education. Grant Number H029EOOO02; August, 1990-July, 1993. $225,000.

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Selected Publications

Books

Sitlington, P., Neubert, D.A., & Clark, G. (2010). Transition education and services for adolescents with disabilities (5th ed.) Boston: Pearson: Allyn & Bacon.

Sitlington, P., Neubert, D. A., Begun, W., Lombard, R., & Leconte, P. (2007). Assess for success: Transition assessment (2nd ed). Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

Repetto, J., Webb, K., Neubert, D.A., & Curran, C. (2006). The middle school experience: Successful teaching and transition planning for diverse learners. Austin: Pro-Ed, Inc.

Grigal, M., Neubert, D.A., & Moon, M.S. (2005). Transition services for students with significant disabilities in college and community settings: Strategies for planning, implementation, and evaluation. Austin: Pro-Ed.

Journal Articles

Simonsen, M., & Neubert, D.A. (in press). Transitioning youth with intellectual and other developmental disabilities: Predicting community employment outcomes. Career Development for Exceptional Individuals.

Neubert, D.A. (2012). Transition assessment for adolescents. In M. Wehmeyer & K. Webb (Eds.). Handbook of adolescent transition for youth with disabilities (pp.73-90). New York: Routledge.

Moon, M.S., Simonsen, M., & Neubert, D.A. (2011). Perceptions of supported employment providers: What students with developmental disabilities, families, and educators need to know for transition planning. Education and Training in Developmental Disabilities, 46, 94-105.

Neubert, D.A., & Redd, V.A. (2008). Transition services for students with intellectual disabilities: A case study of a public school system on a community college campus. Exceptionality, 16, 220-234.

Neubert, D.A., & Moon, M.S. (2006). Postsecondary settings and transition services for students with intellectual disabilities: Models and research needs. Focus on Exceptional Children. 39, 4, 1-8.

Neubert, D.A., Moon, S.M., & Grigal, M. (2004). Activities of students with significant disabilities receiving services in postsecondary settings. Education and Training in Developmental Disabilities, 39, 16-25.

Neubert, D.A. (2003). The role of assessment in the transition to adult life process for students with disabilities. Exceptionality, 11, 63-71.

Grigal, M., Neubert, D.A., Moon, M.S., & Graham, S. (2003). Parents and teachers views of self-determination for secondary students with disabilities, Exceptional Children, 70, 97-112.

Neubert, D.A., Moon, M.S., Grigal, M., & Redd, V. (2001). Post-secondary educational practices for individuals with mental retardation and other significant disabilities: A review of the literature. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 16, 155-168.

Grigal. M., Neubert, D.A., & Moon, M.S. (2001). Public school programs for students with significant disabilities in post-secondary settings. Education and Training in Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, 36, 244-254.

Neubert, D.A., Tilson, G.P., Jr., & Ianacone, R.N. (1989). Postsecondary transition needs and employment patterns of individuals with mild disabilities. Exceptional Children, 55, 494-500.

Book Chapters

Cobb, R.B., & Neubert, D.A. (1998). Vocational education: Emerging vocationalism. In F.R. Rusch & J. Chadsey (Eds.) Beyond high school: Transition from school to work (pp. 101-126). New York: Chadsworth Publishing Co.

Sitlington, P. L., & Neubert, D.A. (1998). Assessment for life: Methods and processes to determine students' interests, abilities, and preferences. In M.Wehmeyer & D.J. Sands (Eds.). Making it happen: Student involvement in educational planning, decision making, and instruction (pp. 75-98). Baltimore: Brookes Publishing.

Neubert, D. A., & Moon, M.S. (1993). Education reform. In P. Wehman (Ed.). The ADA mandate for social change (pp. 175-198). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes.

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