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RIA #55: Dr. Sarah Carver Williams on Starting a Significant Research Endeavor


Dr. Sarah Williams

Dr. Sarah Williams

On this episode, Katie is joined by Dr. Sarah Carver Williams, the Director of the STEPP Program, a student support program at East Carolina University designed to provide college access and ongoing support for students with learning disabilities. She also serves as Principal Investigator for the College STAR initiative, a grant-funded project focused on helping participating campuses create educational environments that are welcoming for students who have different approaches to learning. Prior to her work with STEPP and College STAR, Sarah was a part of the ECU College of Education faculty and a middle school special education teacher in North Carolina. Sarah received her Bachelor of Science and Master’s degree in Special Education from East Carolina University and her PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

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Segment 1: College STAR [00:00-11:19]

In this first segment, Sarah discusses the College STAR program.

In this segment, the following resources are mentioned:

Segment 2: Starting a Significant Research Endeavor [11:20-21:26]

In segment two, Sarah shares her suggestions for launching a large research project.

In this segment, the following resources are mentioned:

Segment 3: Future Developments for College STAR [21:27-31:05]

In segment three, Sarah share the next steps for the College STAR program and how other institutions can get involved.

In this segment, the following resources are mentioned:

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