Garrett James Roberts

Associate Professor

Professional Biography

Dr. Roberts received his PhD from the University of Texas at Austin and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst at the Doctoral Level (BCBA-D). Previously, he served as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in Mozambique, a Fulbright-Hayes Scholar in Ethiopia, and a special education teacher in Hawaii and Oregon. He also held the title of a project director for a multi-site NICHD funded Learning Disability Resource Center (LDRC) that developed and implemented a multi-component reading with self-regulation intervention for students with reading comprehension deficits in grades 3-5. He is currently the primary investigator on two internal grants investigating topics related to students with reading and behavioral difficulties.


  • Ph.D., Special Education, University of Texas at Austin, 2016

Licensure / Accreditations

  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Doctoral Level
  • Oregon Special Education Teaching License


Roberts, G. J., Vaughn, S., & Roberts, G. (2018). Problem behaviors as a predictor of reading outcomes for elementary students with reading deficits. Society for the Scientific Study of Reading.
Roberts, G. J., & Chance, B. (2017). Self-Regulation Reading Intervention for Students with Reading and Behavioral Difficulty. Affective Needs Conference. Denver, CO: Colorado Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders.
Goble, G., Roberts, T., & Roberts, G. J. (2018). Reading interventions for students with problem behaviors or attention deficit/ hyperactivity: . Society for the Scientific Study of Reading.