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Charis Lauren Wahman, PhD

I am an assistant professor of Special Education at Michigan State University and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral licensed to practice in the State of Michigan. My work bridges special education, general education, and applied behavioral analysis to address the social, behavioral, and emotional needs of young children. Within the framework of Positive Behavior Support (PBS), I conduct empirical research to examine active teaching approaches that promote young children’s agency in early childhood classrooms. 


I am accepting PhD Students. Prospective PhD students should apply to the Special Education program at Michigan State University. Applications are due December 1st. 

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