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LSU Professor Honored for Research on Behavioral Disturbance

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 and Practice.  


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 educator.


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