University of Vermont

College of
Education and Social Services

Jesse C. Suter, PhD

Center on Disability & Community Inclusion
Mann Hall 3rd Floor, 208 Colchester Ave
Burlington, VT 05405-1757
Phone: 802-656-1130
Fax: 802-656-1357

Center on Disability & Community Inclusion

photo of Jesse Suter smiling in front of book shelf

Jesse C. Suter, PhD

  • Executive Director, Center on Disability & Community Inclusion
  • Research Associate Professor


Jesse Suter earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 2006 from the University of Vermont. In graduate school he started his line of research in wraparound, a team-based planning process for meeting the needs of students with serious emotional and behavioral challenges and maintaining them in their homes, schools, and communities. In this area, he has worked closely with John Burchard and Eric Bruns co-authoring several journal articles and book chapters, including the first meta-analysis of wraparound outcome studies. In 2005 he joined the faculty at CDCI to continue his research in wraparound and related interdisciplinary school and community-based interventions for youth with emotional and behavioral challenges. From 2006 to 2009 he was the director of UVM's BEST Graduate Concentration to provide advanced training for educators to support students with emotional and behavioral challenges. Since 2006 he has worked with Michael Giangreco examining ways to improve special education service delivery for students with disabilities. Most recently, he is Principal Investigator on an Institute of Education Sciences grant and lead evaluator on a Children's Bureau grant increasing access for evidence-based trauma-informed services for children in foster care.

Current Projects & Activities

Project & Link Description
Efficacy of RENEW for High School Students with Emotional and Behavioral Challenges Principal Investigator on a 4-year project to conduct a multisite randomized controlled trial of RENEW (Rehabilitation, Empowerment, Natural supports, Education and Work), a promising individualized intervention for high school students within the Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) framework. .
National Wraparound Initiative I am a member of NWI's Core Group primarily supporting research and evaluation efforts for the wraparound process.
VT-FACTS Co-Investigator & Lead Evaluator for VT-FACTS implementing evidence informed screening, functional assessment, and case planning for youth in foster care, while also broadening Vermont’s array of evidence- informed treatments and services..
EVOLVE Plus Working with Michael Giangreco we offer school-based research, training, technical assistance, and collaborative consultation on fee-for-service basis through the Center on Disability & Community.
VT Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports I have begun collaborating with the Vermont Department of Education and BEST Initiative to help integrate the wraparound process as an intensive level intervention in PBIS.

Finished Projects & Activities

Project & Link Description
VT-FUTRES Co-Principal Investigator for VT-FUTRES promoting school success for youth in child welfare.
VT Youth in Transition Grant I assist with the evaluation of Vermont's SAMHSA grant to improve the system of care for youth in transition.

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