Ph.D., Syracuse University
Dr. Truckenmiller conducts research in the Special Education and School Psychology programs and co-developed the Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) MA degree program. Prior to coming to MSU, she directed research in developing literacy screening assessment and professional development at the Florida Center for Reading Research and Regional Education Laboratory Southeast. Prior to that she was a coach for district-wide positive behavior support and MTSS at the Devereux Center for Effective Schools. Dr. Truckenmiller currently collaborates with school districts to improve decision-making based on writing and reading assessment within a MTSS framework to ensure that all students receive equitable access to evidence-based instruction according to their strengths and needs. Her accomplishments include over $5 million in extramural grants and contracts, more than 25 peer-reviewed publications, and service on several school psychology editorial boards, reading journal editorial boards, and the Lexia Educational Leadership Council.