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Amy Feiker Hollenbeck

Dr. Hollenbeck’s research focuses on educational reform from an integrative perspective, bringing together ideas across disciplines to enhance and support learning in the K-12 classroom. The experiences and perspectives of teachers and other school-based professionals are at the center of her research, as she seeks to understand how educational reform and professional development in research-based instructional practices impact classroom instruction. She is also interested in enhancing the learning of teachers, both through professional development and preservice preparation. Focal areas of her research include reading comprehension instruction, Response to Intervention (RTI), and special education teacher preparation.

Education

  • PhD in Special Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • MEd in Reading Specialist, Loyola College, Baltimore
  • BSin Elementary and Special Education, State University of New York at Geneseo
Courses Taught
  • LSI 314 Teaching Literacy to Exceptional Students I Foundations (cross-listed with LSI 431) 
  • LSI 315 Teaching Literacy Lab I  
  • LSI 324 Practicum I Inclusion Setting 
  • LSI 325 Topics in Special Education 
  • LSI 329 Teaching Literacy in the Content Areas 
  • LSI 402 Instruction and Differentiation in Special Education  
  • LSI 430 Introduction to Assessment of Reading and Learning Disabilities 
  • LSI 431 Foundations of Literacy (cross-listed with LSI 314)
  • LSI 433 Assessment and Diagnostic Teaching of Reading and Learning Disabilities 
  • LSI 434 Literature for Struggling and Successful Readers 
  • LSI 435 Curriculum Collaboration and Administration 
  • LSI 437 Leadership and Professional Development in Reading and Learning Disabilities 
  • LSI 438 Reading Comprehension for Struggling Readers Literature-based and Content Area Instruction 
  • LSI 467 Teaching High Incidence Disabilities II  
  • LSI 542 Assessment and Diagnosis of Reading and Learning Disabilities Practicum I 
  • LSI 543 Diagnosis & Remediation of Learning Disabilities Practicum II 
  • LSI 544 Diagnosis & Remediation of Learning Disabilities Practicum III

Research Interests
Preservice and Inservice Teacher Preparation; Response to Intervention; Reading Instruction​​

Selected Publications
Patrikakou, E. N., Ockerman, M. S., & Hollenbeck, A. F. (in press). Needs and contradictions of a changing field: Evidence from a national Response to Intervention implementation study. The Professional School Counselor.

Ockerman, M. S., Patrikakou, E., & Hollenbeck, A. F. (2015). Preparation of school counselors and Response to Intervention: A profession at the crossroads. The Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision, 7(3).

Hollenbeck, A. F. & Patrikakou, E. N. (2014). Response to Intervention in Illinois: Exploring school professionals’ attitudes and beliefs. Mid-Western Educational Researcher, 26(2).

Hollenbeck. A.F. & Kalchman, M. (2013). Professional development for conceptual change: Extending the paradigm to teaching reading comprehension in US schools. Professional Development in Education, 39, 638-655.

Hollenbeck, A. F.  & Saternus, K. (2013). Mind the comprehension iceberg: Avoiding Titanic mistakes with the CCSS. Reading Teacher, 66(7), 558-568.

Presentations
Hollenbeck, A. F. (2016, April). Investigating the gap between research and practice: The preparation of special educators to teach reading. Poster session at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA).

Hollenbeck, A. F. & Patrikakou, E. N., & Ockerman, M. S. (2016, April).School counselors in response to RTI: Evidence from a national study. Poster session at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA).

 Hollenbeck, A. F. & Patrikakou, E. N. (2015, April). On “building a better mousetrap:” Findings from a statewide implementation of response to intervention. Paper session at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA).

Hollenbeck, A. F. & Patrikakou, E. N., & Ockerman, M. S. (2015, April).Response to intervention and the preparation of school counselors: Opportunities for leadership. Poster session at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA).

Hollenbeck, A. F. & Patrikakou, E. N. (2013, April). Leadership for change: An exploration of school professionals’ confidence in and beliefs about Response to Intervention (RTI). Roundtable session at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA).