Skip to Main Content

Robai Werunga


image of Robai Werunga
Robai WerungaAssistant Professor
  • College
    College of Education
  • Department
  • Phone
    (978) 934-4676
  • Office
    O'Leary Library - 5th Floor
  • Email

Education

  • Ph D: Special Education, (2018), University of North Carolina at Charlotte - Charlotte, NC
  • MSc: Special Education, (2005), Fayetteville State University - Fayetteville, NC
  • Other: Arts, (1995), Egerton University - Nakuru, Kenya
    Supporting Area: Swahili and Religious Studies

Selected Awards and Honors

  • The E.G "Ted" Carr Outstanding Poster Award (2017) - Association for Positive Behavior Support

Selected Publications

  • Werunga, R., L, K., L, G. (2017) "Culturally responsive reading instruction for students with learning disabilities", Intervention in Schools and Clinic 53: pp. 1-10
  • Werunga, R., Lo, Y., L, K., Owens, T., B.C., C. () "Effects of culturally responsive social skill instruction on the classroom rule violations of African American students in a SWPBS school", Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions

Selected Presentations

  • Combining SRSD and self-monitoring to improve writing and self-monitoring Skills of students with EBD - Association of Positive Behavior Support Conference, March 2018 - San Diego, CA
  • Addressing writing and Off-Task Behaviors of African American Students with EBD through SRSD persuasive writing instruction - Council for Exceptional Children Conference, February 2018 - Tampa, FL
  • Culturally Responsive Social skill instruction within SWPBS implementation - Council for Exceptional Children Conference, February 2018 - Tampa, FL
  • Addressing self-monitoring challenges within the SRSD instructional framework for African American Students with EBD - North Carolina CEC Conference, January 2018 - Winston-Salem, NC
  • Effects of SRSD and self-monitoring on writing and off-task behaviors of African American students with emotional and behavioral disabilities - CEC-TED Conference, November 2017 - Savannah, GA
  • Teacher preparation across nations: An exploratory comparison of experiences - CEC-TED Conference, November 2017 - Savannah, GA
  • The current state of writing instruction in the K-12 public schools - CEC-TED Conference, November 2017 - Savannah, GA
  • A culturally responsive social skills curriculum for African American students in tier 2 SWPBS - Annual Global Perspectives Conference, June 2017 - Arlington, VA
  • Effects of culturally responsive social skills instruction on rule violation of African American students on tier 2 SWPBS - Council for Exceptional Children Conference, June 2017 - Boston, MA
  • Examining the effects of SRSD persuasive writing and self-monitoring on writing and off-task behaviors of African American students with emotional and behavioral disabilities - Division for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Exceptional Learners (DDEL) Student Research Forum, April 2017 - Boston, MA
  • Using SRSD persuasive writing to improve writing and self-monitoring skills - Annual Association of Positive Behavior Support Conference, March 2017 - Denver, CO
  • Navigating the parental rights handbook: Accessing the available resources, March 2017 - Concord, NC
  • Effects of culturally responsive social skills instruction on rule violation of African American students on tier 2 SWPBS - Annual North Carolina Council for Exceptional Children Conference, January 2017 - Wilmington, NC
  • Classroom management, March 2016 - Charlotte, NC
  • Other health impaired/Transition , November 2015 - Belmont, NC

Selected Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • Empowering Families from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds to Advocate for and Support their Children with Disabilities (2019), Grant - University of Massachusetts Lowell
    McKenna, J. (Consultant), Werunga, R. (Principal)