11/15/2011 01:50 PM
BATON ROUGE – The University of Pittsburgh’s School-Based Behavioral Health Program
has recognized LSU professor R. Kenton Denny as one of 30 leaders, past and current,
in the area of emotional and behavioral disturbance. Denny is the Judith Walker Gibbs
endowed professor in the College of Education Department of Educational Theory, Policy
As part of an ongoing process, graduate students within Pittsburgh’s School-Based
Behavioral Health Program identify significant contributions by scholars and researchers
in the field of emotional and behavioral disturbance and develop short biographies
based on interviews and literature reviews. Individuals are chosen for recognition
from these activities and listed on the program’s website.
Most of Denny’s work is focused on emotional behavioral disorders in children. His
research efforts address emotional and behavioral disorders, teacher student instructional
interaction and behavioral interventions in schools. Denny teaches a variety of courses
at the undergraduate and graduate level.
As a second-generation special educator, Denny received his bachelor’s degree from
Tennessee Technological University in 1977 and his Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University
in 1987. He has worked as a classroom teacher, administrator, and researcher and teacher
For more information about the LSU College of Education Department of Educational Theory, Policy and Practice, visit http://coe.ednet.lsu.edu/coe//ETPP/index.html.
Posted on Tuesday, November 15, 2011