Garrett James Roberts

Assistant Professor

Professional Biography

Dr. Roberts received his PhD from the University of Texas at Austin and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst at the Doctoral Level (BCBA-D). Previously, he served as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in Mozambique, a Fulbright-Hayes Scholar in Ethiopia, and a special education teacher in Hawaii and Oregon. He also held the title of a project director for a multi-site NICHD funded Learning Disability Resource Center (LDRC) that developed and implemented a multi-component reading with self-regulation intervention for students with reading comprehension deficits in grades 3-5. He is currently the primary investigator on two internal grants investigating topics related to students with reading and behavioral difficulties.


  • Ph.D., Special Education, University of Texas at Austin, 2016

Licensure / Accreditations

  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Doctoral Level
  • Oregon Special Education Teaching License

Featured Publications

  • Examining the Effects of After-School Reading Interventions for Upper Elementary Struggling Readers
  • Causal Mediation in Educational Intervention Studies
  • A century of progress: Reading interventions for students in grades 4–12, 1914–2014


  • Problem behaviors as a predictor of reading outcomes for elementary students with reading deficits
  • Self-Regulation Reading Intervention for Students with Reading and Behavioral Difficulty
  • Reading interventions for students with problem behaviors or attention deficit/ hyperactivity: