Andy Markelz
Andy Markelz
Associate Professor of Special Education
Curriculum Vitae

Phone:765-285-5710

Room:TC 749


About Andy Markelz

Andrew M. Markelz is associate professor and assistant chair in the Department of Special Education. He is also the coordinator of the special education director license program at Ball State University. Dr. Markelz is founder and editor of the Journal of Special Education Preparation and co-author of The Essentials of Special Education Law and The Essentials of Special Education Advocacy. The focus of his research is on expediting the novice-to-expert teaching curve in proactive classroom management strategies (e.g., behavior specific praise) and issues related to special education law and advocacy.

Education

PH.D., Special Education, 2018

The Pennsylvania State University

M.A., Special Education, 2010

Arcadia University

B.A., Political Science and International Relations, 2003

Virginia Tech University

Recent Research and Publications

Markelz, A. M., Riden, B. S., & Maheady, L. (2021). Identifying, implementing, and evaluating high-leverage practices in teacher education. Journal of Special Education Preparation, 1(1), 4-15. https://doi.org/10.33043/JOSEP.1.1.4-15

Markelz, A. M., Riden, B. S., Floress, Balint-Langel, K.B, M., Heath, J. A., & Pavelka, S. (2021). Teachers’ use of specific, contingent, and varied praise. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions. https://doi.org/10.1177/1098300720988250

Scheeler, M.C., Markelz, A. M., Taylor, J. C., & Wolfe, P. (2021). Teacher workplace bullying: How pervasive is the problem? Teacher Education and Special Education. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F08884064211015698

Riden, B. S., Markelz, A. M., Taylor, J. C. (2021). Using, evaluating, and intensifying daily behavior report cards for students with behavioral challenges. Intervention in School and Clinic. https://doi.org/10.1177/1053451221994823

Markelz, A. M., Riden, B. S., & Hooks, S. D. (2021). Component analysis of training and goal setting, self-monitoring, and tactile prompting on early childhood educators’ behavior specific praise. Journal of Early Intervention, 43(2), 99-116. https://doi.org/10.1177/1053815120927091


Course Schedule
Course No. Section Times Days Location
Independent Study 605 AM 0000 - 0000 OL, room ONLINE
Spec Ed Admin and La 637 800 0000 - 0000 OL, room ONLINE
Spec Ed Admin and Or 639 800 0000 - 0000 OL, room ONLINE
Collab w/Families of 677 800 0000 - 0000 OL, room ONLINE
Intro Persons Aut Sp 680 814 0000 - 0000 OL, room ONLINE