Teri Marx is a senior researcher who joined AIR in 2014. Dr. Marx provides technical assistance and professional development to states and school districts under the National Center on Intensive Intervention and the Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability, and Reform (CEEDAR) Center. Dr. Marx also serves as a task leader for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part D Program Analysis, Communication, Dissemination, and Meetings Multiple Award Task Order contract through the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) at the Department of Education.
Prior to joining AIR, Dr. Marx was a dean’s scholar in engaged research at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. At UNLV she also taught courses in Special Education, including legal aspects and multicultural perspectives. Dr. Marx also participated in an internship with the Research to Practice Division at OSEP. Prior to her experiences in higher education, Dr. Marx worked as a school social worker in the state of Illinois. In this role, she served students with and without disabilities in PreK – 12th grade settings, and was a member of the multidisciplinary team responsible for determining eligibility and providing individualized services for students with disabilities. Dr. Marx also supported with implementing school-wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports and Response to Intervention. Dr. Marx has expertise in developing and implementing behavioral interventions for students with the most severe needs.
Dr. Marx earned a doctorate in Special Education from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas; with an emphasis on access to general education, inclusion, and behavioral interventions for students with intellectual disabilities and emotional disturbance.
Ph.D., Special Education, University of Nevada, Las Vegas; M.S.W., University of Illinois at Chicago, School Social Work; B.A., English Literature, North Central College; A.A., General Studies, College of DuPage