About Us

Laura M. Stough, Ph.D

Laura M. Stough, Ph.D

Dr. Laura Stough is Director of Project REDD. Dr. Stough is a Professor of Educational Psychology at Texas A&M University and Director of Project REDD. She serves as the Assistant Director at the Center on Disability and Development and is Faculty Fellow at the Natural Hazards Reduction and Recovery Center at Texas A&M University. She conducts research on the psychological and social impacts of disaster as well as evaluation studies of organizations that serve people with disabilities and their families.

 

Amy Sharp, Ph.D

Amy Sharp, Ph.D

Dr. Amy Sharp is the former Director of the Texas Center for Disability Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. She has collaborated to develop resource guides used by county extension agents and long-term recovery case managers throughout Texas. Dr. Sharp has conducted evaluations and research studies on how hurricanes impact individuals with disabilities.

 

Patricia Lynch, Ph.D

Patricia Lynch, Ph.D

Dr. Patricia Lynch is Clinical Professor Emeritus from the Division of Special Education at Texas A&M University. She was part of the ReDiscovery team that delivered disaster recovery information for people with disabilities affected by Hurricane Harvey.

 

Kayla Sweet, Ph.D

Kayla Sweet, Ph.D

Dr. Kayla Sweet is a Special Education educator. She continues to collaborate with the Center on Disability and Development at Texas A&M University on projects. Previously, she worked as the Project Coordinator for ReDiscovery and was an Assistant Researcher on the development of the REDDy (REsources for Disasters and Disability) Directory for Hurricane Harvey survivors.

 

Marcia Montague, Ph.D

Marcia Montague, Ph.D

Dr. Marcia Montague engages in research and service activities supporting the transition to postsecondary education for and the college retention of students with disabilities and first-generation college students. She has nine years of public school special education teaching experience and over ten years of experience teaching in higher education.

 

Elizabeth Ducy, Ph.D

Elizabeth Ducy, Ph.D

Dr. Elizabeth Ducy is Assistant Professor of Special Education at Sonoma State University. She completed her doctorate in Educational Psychology at Texas A&M University and was a trainee with the Center on Disability and Development. Her research has addressed loss and trauma in people with developmental disabilities. Most recently, Dr. Ducy explored the experience of families of children with disabilities impacted by the 2017 Northern California Wildfires.

 

Donghyun Kang, Ph.D

Donghyun Kang, Ph.D

Dr. Donghyun Kang is Assistant Professor of Education Studies Department at Winona State University. She has published several papers on disaster risk reduction for children and for individuals with disabilities. Donghyun’s research interests include teacher-student relationships, children’s socioemotional development, academic emotions, classroom management, and teacher education.

 

Tanya Baker

Tanya Baker

Tanya Baker has been the Communications Specialist for the Center on Disability and Development at Texas A&M University since 2006. She is also a co-author of the children’s book, “Harvey the Hiccupping Hippopotamus.”

 

Isabella Miracle, B.S.

Isabella Miracle, B.S.

Isabella Miracle is Assistant Researcher for Project REDD and a graduate of Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with an Emphasis in Special Education at Texas A&M University.