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Ronald C. Martella

Professor Special EducationEducational Studies

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Ron Martella is a professor in the Colleges of Education and Health and Human Sciences at Purdue University. Ron is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral level and earned his Ph.D. in Special Education from Utah State University. He also has an MS in Behavior Analysis and Therapy from Southern Illinois University. Ron has expertise in behavior management, positive behavior supports (PBS), and multi-tier systems of support (MTSS). Ron has over 35 years of experience working with at-risk populations with particular focus on students who need academic and/or behavior supports. He has more than 190 publications including journal articles, textbooks, and curricular products and has conducted more than 260 professional talks. His research has focused on behavior and classroom management, self-management, problem-solving, academic instruction, and health and independent living skills, among other topics with K-12 students with and without disabilities and adults with disabilities. His textbooks include the topics of behavior management, instructional methods, and research methodology. He is a co-author on Lesson Connections and Core Lesson Connections for Reading Mastery Signature Edition, Read to Achieve (an adolescent reading program in science/social studies and narrative text), and SRA FLEX Literacy (for grades 3-12) published by McGraw-Hill.

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