Director, Center on Disability and Community Inclusion

Jesse Suter is a Research Associate Professor and Interim Executive Director at the Center on Disability and Community Inclusion in the College of Education and Social Services. He earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 2006, and joined the faculty at CDCI to pursue the development, research, and evaluation of school-based interventions for students with emotional and behavioral disabilities.

He is pursuing a line of research in wraparound, a team-based planning process for meeting the needs of students with serious emotional and behavioral disabilities 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. He also works with Michael Giangreco examining ways to improve special education service delivery for students with disabilities

Publications

Strolin-Goltzman, J., Woodhouse, V., Suter, J. C., Werrbach, M. (2016). A mixed method study on educational well-being and resilience among youth in foster care. Children and Youth Services Review, 70, 30-36. doi: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2016.08.014

Schroeter, M. K., Strolin-Goltzman, J., Suter, J. C., Werrbach, M., Hayden-West, K., Wilkins, Z., et al. (2015). Foster youth perceptions on educational well-being. Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services, 96(4), 227–233. doi: 10.1606/1044-3894.2015.96.30

Giangreco, M. F. & Suter, J. C. (2015). Precarious or purposeful? Proactively building inclusive special education service delivery on solid ground. Inclusion, 3(3). 112-131. doi: 10.1352/2326-6988-3.3.112

Bruns, E. J., Weathers, E. S., Suter, J. C., Hensley, S., Pullmann, M. D., & Sather, A. (2015). Psychometrics, reliability, and validity of a wraparound team observation measure. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 24(4), 979–991. doi: 10.1007/s10826-014-9908-5

Giangreco, M. F., Doyle, M. B., & Suter, J. C. (2014). Italian and American progress toward inclusive education: Common concerns and future directions. Life Span & Disability, 17(1), 119-136. Retrieved from  www.lifespan.it

Giangreco, M. F., Suter, J. C., & Hurley, S. M. (2013). Revisiting personnel utilization in inclusion-oriented schools. Journal of Special Education, 47(2), 121-131. doi: 10.1177/0022466911419015

Giangreco, M. F., Doyle, M. B., & Suter, J. C. (2012). Demographic and personnel service delivery data: Implications for including students with disabilities in Italian schools. Life Span & Disability, 15(1), 97-123. Retrieved from www.lifespan.it

Giangreco, M. F., Doyle, M. B., & Suter, J. C. (2012). Constructively responding to requests for paraprofessionals: We keep asking the wrong questions. Remedial and Special Education, 33, 362-373 doi: 10.1177/0741932511413472

Bertram, R. M., Suter, J. C., & Bruns, E. J. (2011). Implementation research and wraparound literature: Building a research agenda. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 20, 713-725. doi: 10.1007/s10826-010-9430-3

Eber, L., Hyde, K. Suter, J. C., & Breen, K. (2011). Integrating wraparound into a system of school-wide positive behavior supports. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 20, 782-790. doi: 10.1007/s10826-010-9424-1

Giangreco, M. F., Broer, S. M., & Suter, J. C. (2011). Guidelines for selecting alternatives to overreliance on paraprofessionals: Field-testing in inclusion-oriented schools. Remedial and Special Education, 32, 22-38. doi: 10.1177/0741932509355951

Giangreco, M. F., Suter, J. C., & Doyle, M. B. (2010) Paraprofessionals in inclusive schools: A review of recent research. Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation, 20, 41-57. doi: 10.1080/10474410903535356

Suter, J. C. & Bruns, E. J. (2009). Effectiveness of the wraparound process for children with emotional and behavioral disorders: A meta-analysis. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 12, 336-351. doi: 10.1007/s10567-009-0059-y 

Suter, J.C., & Giangreco, M.F. (2009). Numbers that count: Exploring special education and paraprofessional service delivery in inclusion-oriented schools. Journal of Special Education, 43, 81-93. doi: 10.1177/0022466907313353

Giangreco, M. F., Hurley, S. M., & Suter, J. C. (2009). Special education personnel utilization and general class placement of students with disabilities: Ranges and ratios. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 41, 53-56. doi: 10.1352/2009.47:53-56

Bruns, E. J., Suter, J. C., Leverentz-Brady, K. M., (2008). Is it wraparound yet? Setting quality standards for implementation of the wraparound process. Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research, 35, 240-252. doi: 10.1007/s11414-008-9109-3

Book Chapters

Woodside-Jiron, H., Strolin-Goltzman, J. & Suter, J. C. (2013). How neuroscience can inform educational practices for youth involved in the child welfare system. In Matto, H.C., Strolin-Goltzman, J. & Ballan, M. (Eds.) Neuroscience for Social Work: Implications for practice, policy, and research (pp.161-175). New York: Springer Publications.

Giangreco, M. F., Suter, J. C., & Graf, V. (2011). Roles of team members supporting students with disabilities in inclusive classrooms. In M. F. Giangreco, C. J. Cloninger & V. S. Iverson, Choosing outcomes and accommodations for children: A guide to educational planning for students with disabilities (3rd ed., pp. 197-204). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes.

Giangreco, M. F., Carter, E. W., Doyle, M. B., & Suter, J. C. (2010). Supporting students with disabilities in inclusive classrooms: Personnel and peers. In R. Rose (Ed.), Confronting obstacles to inclusion: International responses to developing inclusive schools (pp. 247-263). Abingdon, Oxfordshire, UK: Routledge.

Bruns, E. J., & Suter, J. C. (2010). Summary of the wraparound evidence base. In E. J. Bruns & J. S. Walker (Eds.), The resource guide to wraparound. Portland, OR: National Wraparound Initiative. Available online at http://www.nwi.pdx.edu/NWI-book/

Suter, J. C., & Bruns, E. J. (2008). Narrative review of wraparound outcome studies. In E. Bruns & J. Walker (Eds.) The resource guide to wraparound. Portland, OR: National Wraparound Initiative. Available online at http://www.nwi.pdx.edu/NWI-book/

Bruns, E. J., Burchard, J. D., Suter, J. C., & Force, M. M. (2005). Measuring fidelity within community treatments for children and families: Challenges and strategies. In M. H. Epstein & A. Duchnowski & K. Kutash (Eds.), Outcomes for children and youth with emotional and behavioral disorders and their Families (pp. 175-197). Austin, TX: Pro-ED.

Sandler, I., Ayers, T., Suter, J. C., Shultz, A., & Twohey, J. (2003). Adversities, strengths, and public policy. In K. I. Leadbetter, C. J. Maton, B. J. Schellenbach, & A. L. Solarz (Eds.), Investing in children, youth, families, and communities: Strengths-based research and policy (pp. 31-50). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Awards and Recognition

Recognizing Excellence in Community Communications & Outreach Bronze Level. Awarded to Youth in Transition System of Care Project evaluation team. Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (2012)

Honoring Excellence in Evaluation Silver Level. Awarded to Youth in Transition System of Care Project evaluation team. Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (2011)

Associations and Affiliations

American Psychological Association (APA)

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Areas of Expertise and/or Research

  • Assessment and evaluation
  • Collaboration
  • Community and social systems
  • Disability and inclusion
  • Mental health
  • Psychology
  • Research methods
  • Special Education

Education

  • Ph.D. in Child Clinical Psychology from University of Vermont
  • M.A. in Child Clinical Psychology from Arizona State University

Contact

Phone:
  • 802-656-1130
Office Location:

Mann Hall 306

Courses Taught

Promoting Mental Health in Schools