Elizabeth Talbott’s academic preparation is in the fields of psychology, special education and mental health. She is passionate about research that contributes to positive outcomes for children and youth who have complex learning, behavioral and mental health needs. Her research is both multi-disciplinary and collaborative: she works with colleagues in education, clinical psychology and pediatrics on behalf of youth with disabilities. Dr. Talbott was a professor in special education at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) for more than 20 years and has served as department chair at both UIC and W&M. She regularly advocates on Capitol Hill on behalf of children with disabilities and their families, and was proud to contribute to the RISE from Trauma Act, a bipartisan, bicameral piece of legislation introduced by Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and by Representatives Danny Davis (D-IL-7) and Mike Gallagher (R-WI-08). Dr. Talbott’s collaborative research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Mental Health, the Institute of Education Sciences and the U.S. Department of Education.
Associate Dean for Research & Faculty Development
Ph.D., University of Virginia