Alex Trout

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Alexandra Trout

Research Professor

Ph.D., Special Education, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2003
M.A., Special Education, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1999
B.A., Arts and Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1997

Alex Trout is a research professor and the co-director at the Academy for Child and Family Well Being. She has extensive experience working with programs and interventions for children, youth, and their families with or at-risk of developing emotional and behavioral disorders.

After working in the public schools, and as an assistant professor in the department of special education at the University of Iowa, Alex has spent the past several years working on a research partnership with Boys Town to develop and evaluate programs to meet the aftercare needs of families and youth in out-of-home care. Her current research is funded by the Department of Education's Institute for Educational Sciences.

Professional Highlights

Honors and Recognition
2017, Celebrate Literacy Award, Nebraska State Reading Association2016, Celebrate Literacy Award, Eastern Nebraska Reading Council2013, Early Career Research Award, Council for Exceptional Children Research Division2013, Emerging Scholar Research/Creative Award, University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Education and Human Sciences2002, Wesley Becker Award for Outstanding Research, Association for Direct Instruction
2015-present, Co-Director and Research Professor, Academy for Child and Family Well-Being, University of Nebraska-Lincoln2011-15, Research Associate Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln2005-11, Research Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln2003-05, Assistant Professor of Special Education, University of Iowa2000-03, Graduate Research Assistant, University of Nebraska-Lincoln2000-02, Supervised Master's Level Practicum/Student Teachers, University of Nebraska-Lincoln1998-2000, Project PROMOTE, University of Nebraska-Lincoln1995-97, Research Assistant, University of Nebraska-Lincoln