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.

 

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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

Teaching Experience

  • ICL 4914 - Teaching All Learners Residency I Practicum - University of Memphis
  • SPED-7221-Behavior Management Special Education - University of Memphis
  • SPED-3803-Classroom/Behavior Management - University of Memphis
  • SPED-2000-Foundation/Exceptional Learners - University of Memphis
Journal Articles
  • Hunter, W., Jasper, A.D., & Williamson, R.L. (in press). 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., 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., & Haydon, T. (March, 2011). Examining the effects of NHT on quiz results with students in an emotional behavioral disorders self-contained classroom. Poster presented at International Conference on Positive Behavior Supports, 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.
  • Hunter, W. (April, 2009). Program for first year teachers in an urban middle school: Preliminary data. Poster presented at Spring Research Conference, Sponsored by the University of Cincinnati, University of Louisville, and University of Kentucky.
  • Hunter, W. (April, 2009). Program for first year teachers in an urban middle school: Preliminary data. Poster presented at Poster Forum Conference, Sponsored by the University of Cincinnati.
Creative/Artistic Works
  • Hunter, W. C. (2007). Chillen with Alaska, Philadelphia, PA, Xlibris Corp.
Appendix B - Student Advising/Mentoring
  • Elizabeth Stratton admitted in Ed.D (ICL) program with a concentration in Special Education. 
  •  Courtney R. Thornton  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.
Appendix C - Research/Scholarship/Creative Activities
  • 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.