Faculty and Staff Profiles

William C. Hunter
Asst Professor, Instruction Curriculum Leadership
Email: wchunter@memphis.edu
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Dr. Hunter is as an Assistant Professor of Special Education at the University of Memphis. He received his doctoral degree from the University of Cincinnati. His research interests include classroom management strategies, evidenced based instructional practices in inclusive and self-contained classrooms, positive behavior supports, and culturally responsive teaching. Prior to working in higher education, Dr. Hunter worked as an administrator, special education teacher, and children’s mental health intervention specialist in several school districts located within Ohio and Kentucky.

 

Additional Information


 

Education
  • Ed.D. Special Education - University of Cincinnati - 2011
  • M.A.T. Special Education - Northern Kentucky University - 2006
  • B.A. History - University of Cincinnati - 1998

Work Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Instructional and Curriculum Leadership - University of Memphis - 2011-Present
  • Special Education Teacher , Holmes Middle School - Covington Independent School District, Covington, Kentucky - 2004-2007; 2008-2011
  • Adjunct Professor, Graduate Assistant, College of Education - University of Cincinnati - 2007-2011
  • Adjunct Professor, College of Education - Northern Kentucky University - 2008-2009
  • Lead Educational Specialist, Northern Kentucky Children’s Home, Homeward Bound - Covington Independent School District, Covington, Kentucky - 2007-2009 (Summer Program, May-July)
  • Assistant Principal/Special Education Program Director, Administrative Team - VLT Academy, Cincinnati ,Ohio - 2007-2008
  • Special Education Program Director, Administrative Team - A.B. Miree Fundamental Academy, Cincinnati, Ohio - 2002-2004.
  • Mental Health Intervention Specialist, Short-Term Unit, Crisis Unit, Day Treatment, Community Connections - St. Joseph’s Orphanage, Cincinnati, Ohio - 1999-2008
Honors/Awards
  • Holmes Scholar - University of Cincinnati - 2011
  • The Joseph E. Zins Outstanding Doctoral Student Award in Special Education - University of Cincinnati - 2011
  • University Scholarship - University of Cincinnati - 2007-2011

Teaching Experience

  • ICL 4914 - Teaching All Learners Residency I Practicum - University of Memphis
  • SPED-7221-Behavior Management Special Education - University of Memphis
  • ICL 8998-151 Directed Reading - University of Memphis
  • SPED 7206/8206-Special Education Law - University of Memphis
  • SPED-7042 Field Experience/Comprehensive Special Education - University of Memphis
  • SPED-3803-Classroom/Behavior Management - University of Memphis
  • SPED-2000-Foundation/Exceptional Learners - University of Memphis

Student Advising/Mentoring

  • Ed.D (Applied Behavior Analysis) - Jenny Anne Hayes Dissertation Committee Member - 2012
  • Ed.D (Educational Leadership) - William Johnson Sr. Dissertation Committee Member - 2014
  • Ed.D (Educational Leadership) - Willie C. Williams Dissertation Committee Member - 2014
  • Ed.D (Reading) - Shawneice Malone Dissertation Committee Member - 2014
  • Ed.D (Applied Behavior Analysis) - Shannon D. Buford Dissertation Committee Member - 2014

Support

  • RISE Grant Project - Tennessee Department of Education - $771,000.00 - 2012-2015
  • Faculty Mentoring Grant - College of Education, Health and Human Sciences - $300.00 - 2012
  • Graduate Student and Faculty Research Mentoring Grant Program. - University of Cincinnati - $750.00 - 2009

Outreach

  • RISE Mini-Conference - Educators-Western Tennessee Region - 2014 - School Districts within Western Tennessee
  • School Wide Positive Behavior Intervention Supports - Teachers, Administrators, & Paraprofessionals - 2012 - Fayette County School District
  • Classroom Management Presentation - Counselors, Psychologists, and Social workers - 2012 - Shelby County Schools
  • Classroom Management Presentation/Mental Health Group Facilitator - Provided a presentation focusing on classroom management for teachers and staff of the Porter Leath School System at the University of Memphis, Presented mental health groups to residents at Sarah’s Place - 2013-2014 - Porter Leath
  • Special Olympics - Basketball/Appling Middle School - 2012-2013 - Special Olympics/Memphis
Service
  • University of Memphis - University Graduate Student Poster Session Judge - 2012
  • University of Memphis - (CEHHS) Scholarship Committee - 2012-2013
  • University of Memphis - Graduate Committee (ICL) - 2013-2014
  • University of Memphis - Master’s Project Evaluator - 2011-2014
Consulting
  • Youth Villages - 2012-2014
Journal Articles
  • Jasper, A.D., Hunter, W., Williams, R.L., & Collins (In-Press). Data Recording in the Classroom – It Can Be Done! Beyond Behavior.
  • Hunter, W., Jasper, A.D., & Williamson, R.L. (2014). Utilizing middle school common planning time to support inclusive environments. Intervention in School and Clinic.
  • Hunter, W., & Haydon, T. (Spring, 2013). Increasing the effectiveness of numbered heads together for students with emotional and behavioral disorders. Beyond Behavior,22(3),40-45.
  • Christensen, J., Siegel-Robertson, J., Williamson, R., & Hunter, W. (2013). Preparing educational leaders for special education success: Principals’ perspectives. The Researcher, 25(1), 94-107. 
  • Hunter, W. (Spring, 2012). Assessing the effects of a number heads together strategy package upon students with exceptionalities’ math scores: A case study. Tennessee Association of Middle Schools Journal. 84-95
  • Haydon, T., DeGreg, J., Maheady, L., & Hunter, W. C. (2012). Using active supervision and precorrection to improve transition behaviors in a middle school classroom Journal of Evidence-Based Practices For Schools, 1, 81-97  
  •  Haydon, T., & Hunter, W. (2011). The effects of two types of teacher questioning on teacher behavior and student performance: A case study. Education and Treatment of Children, 34(2), 1-18
  • Haydon, T., Maheady, L., & Hunter, W. (2010). Effects of numbered heads together on the daily quiz scores and on-task behavior of students with disabilities. Journal of Behavioral Education, 19(3), 222-238
Presentations
  • Hunter, W., Jasper, A., Williamson, R.L., & Stratton, B. (November, 2014) Common Planning Time: Improving Collaboration between Special and General Educators Paper, accepted for presentation at the Teacher Education Division (TED) of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana.
  • Hunter, W., Christopher, A. (August, 2014). Classroom-level PBIS Interventions for Students within Full Inclusive and Self-Contained Environments (Establishing a Strong Foundation).  RISE Conference, Memphis, Tennessee.
  • Hunter, W., & Williamson, (2014).  R.L. iPods, Apps and Education: Examining Self-monitoring Strategies for Students with Exceptionalities, Western Tennessee Special Education Conference, Memphis, Tennessee.
  • Hunter, W., Andersen, T., Washington, C., *Christopher, A., & Bell, S. (2014). Examining the Effects of Carousel Brainstorming on Academic Scores and Student Engagement in an Inclusive Setting, Paper presented at Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) state of Tennessee Conference, Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Fox, J., Blevins, L., Khan, Kennedy, K., A. Jenkins, Murley, R., & Hunter, W. (2014). School-Wide Positive Behavior Support (SWPBS) in Tennessee, Paper presented at Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) state of Tennessee Conference, Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Hunter, W. (September, 2014). Classroom-level PBIS Interventions for Students within Full Inclusive and Self-Contained Environments (Establishing a Strong Foundation). Student Tennessee Education Association (STEA), Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Hunter, W. & Williamson, R. L., Casey, L., & Smith, C. (July, 2014) Self-Monitoring Strategies for Students with Exceptionalities, Poster presented at the Abreu, International Conference, Braga, Portugal
  • Williamson, R.L., Chang, J. Hunter, W., Smith, C. & Casey, L. (July 2014) Applying Quantitative Analysis to Special Education Research, Paper Presented at the Abreu, International Conference, Braga, Portugal.
  • Williamson, R.L., Hunter, W., Casey, L., & Reeves, K., (July, 2014). iPads and autism: Examining iPad‐based AAC on the Ability to ‘Mand´ Poster presented at the Abreu, International Conference, Braga, Portugal.
  • Hunter, W., Williamson, R.L., Casey, L., & Smith, C. (April, 2014). iPods, APPS, and Education: Examining Self-Monitoring Strategies for Students with Exceptionalities. Poster presented at the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Jasper, A, Hunter, W., & Collins, E. (April, 2014). Data Recording in the Classroom: It Can Be Done! Poster presented at the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Williamson, R.L., Hunter, W., Casey, L., & Smith, C. (April, 2014). It All Depends: Applying Quantitative Analysis to Special Education Research. Paper presented at the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Hunter, W., Williamson, R.L., Whitney, J.T.,  Stratton, E., (March, 2014). Reviewing the First Year Implementation of SWPBS within a Rural School District. Poster presented at the International Conference on Positive Behavior Supports, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Williamson, R.L., Chang, J.Y., Casey, L.B., Hunter, W. & Smith, C. (2013). Autism, iPads and Self-Advocacy: Examining AAC’s Effect on the Ability to ‘Mand’. Association for Behavior Analysis International Conference, Portland, OR.
  • Hunter, W., Williamson, R.L., & Murley, R. (February, 2014). Assessing Numbered Heads Together as a Primary Instructional Strategy within Multi-Tiered Interventions. Partners in Education Conference, Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Hunter, W., Williamson, R.L., Casey, L., Smith, C., & Perry, C. (October, 2013). “Evaluating the Use of Technology and Self-Management Interventions for Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders” Paper presented at Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) state of Tennessee Conference, Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Hunter, W., Williamson, R.L., Stratton, E., & Jasper, A. (October, 2013). “Utilizing Middle School Common Planning Time to Support Inclusive Environments” Paper presented at Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) state of Tennessee Conference, Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Williamson, R & Hunter, W (2013). The Effective Use of Cell Phones as Assistive Technology in the Classroom, Tennessee Association for Assistive Technology State Conference, Murfreesboro, TN.
  • Williamson, R.L., Hunter, W., Casey, L., Smith, C. & Perry, C. (2013). iPods, Apps & Education: Examining Self-monitoring Strategies for Students with Exceptionalities. Tennessee Association for Assistive Technologies State Conference, Murfreesboro, TN.
  • Williamson, R.L., Chang, J.Y., Casey, L.B., Hunter, W. & Smith, C. (2013). Autism, iPads and Self-Advocacy: Examining AAC’s Effect on the Ability to ‘Mand’. Association for Behavior Analysis International Conference, Portland, OR.
  • Hunter, W. (October, 2012). Assessing the effects of a number heads together strategy package upon students with disabilities’ math scores. Paper presented at Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) state of Tennessee Conference, Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Kroeger, S., Hunter, W., & Troup, K. (April, 2012). Exploring racial identity of student teachers: contributing to african american student success. Paper accepted at the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Conference, Denver, Colorado.
  • Hunter, W., & Haydon, T. (March, 2012). Classroom-level PBIS interventions for students identified with emotional behavioral disorders. Poster accepted for presentation at the International Conference on Positive Behavior Supports, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Hunter, W.  (October, 2011). Examining the effects of NHT+I on students identified with emotional behavioral disorders. Paper presented at Teacher Educators for Children with Behavioral Disorders, Tempe, Arizona.
  • Hunter, W. (May, 2011). Examining the effects of NHT on quiz results and on-task behavior with students identified with emotional behavioral disabilities. Poster accepted for presentation at Applied Behavior Analysis International, Denver, Colorado.
  • Hunter, W. (May, 2010). Examining the effects of NHT on quiz results with students in an emotional behavioral disorders self-contained classroom. Poster presented at Applied Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, Texas.
  • Haydon, T., Hunter, W., & Barnett, D.W. (May, 2010). Using multiple targets and variables for the complexity of school consultations: An example. Poster presented at Applied Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, Texas.
  • Hunter, W. (April, 2010). Establishing a classroom management intervention program for first year teachers in an urban middle school. Poster presented at Council for Exceptional Children Conference (CEC), Nashville, Tennessee.
Creative/Artistic Works
  • Hunter, W. C. (2007). Chillen with Alaska, Philadelphia, PA, Xlibris Corp.

Appendix A - Teaching Experience

  • ICL 8991 011 - Independent Study
  • ICL 8991 001 - Supervised Research ICL
  • SPED 3803 001 - Classroom/Behavior Management
  • SPED 3802 002 - Classroom/Behavior Management
  • SPED 7221 101 - Behavior Mgmt Spec Ed
  • ICL 8998 151 - Directed Reading
  • ICL 8995 010 - Research Seminar
  • SPED 3803 001 - Classroom/Behavior Management
  • SPED 8622-002 - Readings in SPED
  • ICL 8991 001 - Independent Study
  • SPED-3803-003 - Classroom/Behavior Management
  • SPED-7221 U50 - Behavior Mgmt Spec Ed
  • SPED 7206 U50 - Rsrch/Prac Inclusive Education (Sped Law)
  • SPED 7221 101 - Behavior mgmt Spec Ed
  • SPED 8206 141 - Rsrch/Prac Inclusive Educaton (Sped Law)
  • SPED 8221 101 - Behavior Mgmt. Spec Ed
  • SPED-3803-003 - Classroom/Behavior Management
  • SPED-7221 U50 - Behavior Mgmt Spec Ed
  • SPED 7206 U50 - Rsrch/Prac Inclusive Education (Sped Law)
  • SPED 7221 101 - Behavior mgmt Spec Ed
  • 3803 003 - Classroom/Behavior Management
  • 7221 001 - Behavior Management Spec Ed
  • SPED 7042 301 - Fld Exp/Comprehn SPED
  • SPED 7221 101 - Behavior Mgmt Spec Ed
  • ICL 4914 003 - TAL Residency I Practicum
  • SPED 3803 003 - Classroom/Behavior Management
  • 2000 002 - Foundation/Exceptional Learners
Appendix B - Student Advising/Mentoring
  • Elizabeth Stratton admitted in Ed.D (ICL) program with a concentration in Special Education. 
  • Adrain Christopher admitted in Ed.D (ICL) program with a concentration in Special Education.
  • Farrah Cope admitted in Ed.D (ICL) program with a concentration in Special Education.
Appendix C - Research/Scholarship/Creative Activities
  • Project RISE 2014-School Wide Positive Behavioral Supports
  • Reviewing Positive Behavior Support Practices for Fayette County Public Schools: 2011-2012
  • Developer of PRIDE Program: 2008-2009: Implementing an academic and social behavior intervention support for 6th and 7th Grade African American male students at Two Rivers Middle School.

     

Appendix D - Support
  • External Support (Funded)

     2012-2015-RISE Grant Project-Tennessee Department of Education. $771,000.00

  •  Internal Support (Funded)
  •  2012 Faculty Mentoring Grant (College of Education, Health and Human Sciences)-Helen Perkins and William Hunter. $300.00