Louis J. LaNunziata Ph.D.
Department of Curricular Studies
I. Academic Status at UNCW
Present rank: Associate Professor
Effective date: 1986 - present
Previous rank (s) and
date (s) at UNCW: Assistant Professor
1982 - 1986
Dates Degree Institution
1982 Ph.D. The
Learning and Behavioral Disorders,
Applied Behavior Analysis;
Minor: Educational Administration
Special Education (Emotional Disturbance,
Learning Disabilities, Mental Retardation)
Social Science (Political and Economic Science)
III. Professional History (other than UNCW)
Dates Position Rank Institution
1979-1982 Graduate Res.Assoc. The
1977-1979 Group Home
1975-1979 Teacher, Socially/ Intermediate Unit # 16
IV. Contribution to Teaching
A. Courses Taught
EDN 105 Seminar in Education (freshman)
EDN 205 Seminar in Education (sophomore)
EDN 106 Seminar in Education (freshman)
EDN 206 Seminar in Education (sophomore)
EDN 319 Individualizing Instruction(Elementary Education)
EDN 320 Individualizing Instruction (Middle Grades)
EDN 367 Behavior Management Techniques
EDN 370 Behaviorally Disordered Children and Youth
EDN 371 Programming & Interventions for Behaviorally Disordered Students
EDN 411 Practicum (Special Education)
EDN 411 (Practicum; Year-round school)
EDN 412 Extended Practicum
EDN 504 Issues and Trends in Special Education
EDN 553 Classroom Management for the Mildly Handicapped
B.1 Courses Developed
EDN 105-06 Seminar in Education
EDN 205-206 Seminar in Education
EDN 294 Study abroad course
EDN 319-01,02 Meeting Needs of Special Students in Elementary School
EDN 320 Meeting Needs of Special Students in Middle Schools
EDN 367 Behavior Management Tech.
EDN 370 B.D. Children & Youth
EDN 371 Programming.....B.E.H.
EDN 503 Exceptional Child Development
EDN 553 Classroom Management
EDN 558 Educating B.E.H.
EDN 574 Practicum in Special Ed.
B.4 Grants Related to Teaching
Wrote and submitted $142,639. grant proposal to the Department of Juvenile Justice
And Delinquency Prevention/Intervention Bureau, New
Proposal was for the development of a summer 2001 program for at-risk children (K-
6) with behavioral difficulties. Proposal involved teachers and staff within New
$1500. grant proposal submitted to WSE for updating instructional delivery in
courses taught through increased use of technology (funded).
$7000. grant for WSE to develop and maintain website for the Special Education
Program at UNCW (funded).
Wrote and submitted $142.000. grant request to the North Carolina Juvenile Crime
Prevention Council for development of summer 2001 intervention program for at-risk
Received $7000. grant from N.C. Teaching Fellows Program for Summer
educational program on coastal ecology (1989,90,91)
course on meeting special needs in the middle grade classroom.
B.5 Honors Related to Teaching
Pilot tested several units of the Conflict Resolution –Conflict Management
Curriculum developed by the Center for the Prevention of School Violence in the
Department of Juvenile Justice and the Delinquency Prevention for the State of North
Of Dean Cathy Barlow and the Center.
Named by member(s) of the May and December graduating class as faculty member
most significant in their program at UNCW. (2002)
Named by member(s) of the May and December graduating class as faculty member
most significant in their program at UNCW. (2001)
Appointed (April 2000) by the Dean of Education to serve as the
Education representative to the New Hanover School District Advisory Council on
Education with Special Needs.
Appointed by Director of Special Education Services for
District as a member of a planning committee to develop a positive behavioral
support center at
Appointed by the Center for the Prevention of School Violence to serve as a member
of an advisory committee to the center.
Recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Professorship Award for the University
Recipient of the Board of Trustees Teaching Excellence Award for the University
Recipient of the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching for the Watson
B.6 Memberships in Professional Societies Related to Teaching
Council for Exceptional Children (Since 1979)
Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders (Since 1979)
Association for Behavior Analysis (Since 1980)
N.C.A.B.A. (Since 1991)
N.C. Society for Autistic Adults and Children (Since 1984)
Phi Delta Kappa (1989-94)
Assoc. for Direct Instruction (1985 - 1988)
Assoc. for Supervision and Curriculum Development (1984 - 87)
C.E.C. Teacher Education Division (Since 1983)
Council of Administrators of Special Education (1979)
CHADD of Coastal
B.7 Attendance at Professional Meetings Devoted to Teaching
International Conference of the Association of Behavior Analysis.
13th. International Conference of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher
Classroom Conference on Technology and Assessment.
“Addressing the needs of students with emotional or behavioral disorders in
the new millennium”, CCBD Conference; MS., May, 2000
The Second TESOL pre-k standards training conference; Ca., Jan., 2000.
NCABA conference; W.B., N.C.; Spring, 1999.
“Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorders”, Institute for Advancement of
N.C. Association for Behavior Analysis Convention, Feb.1998
N.C. Council for Children with Behavior Disorders, May 1997
Education and Educational Reform",
NCABA Sixth Annual Conference, W. Beach, N.C.; Feb., 94
"Children & Adolescents with Serious Emotional Disturbance"
National Conference, Va. Beach; Oct. 91
V. Research, Scholarship, and Artistic Achievement
A.1 Refereed Publications
“New Internet Tools for Facilitating Scientific Inquiry,” Proceedings of the Society for Information,
Technology and Teacher Education International Conference 2002 CD-Rom. 192-193.
(Co-author R. Huber)
Kosloff, M.A., LaNunziata, L.J.,Cowardin,J.& Bessellieu, F.B. (2001). “Direct instruction: It’s
contribution to high school achievement.” The High School Journal, 84, 54-71.
Lanunziata, L.J. (1994). "Let's get
Lanunziata, L.J. (1987). "Punishment." Encyclopedia of Special Education, John Wiley &
Lewis, A. & Lanunziata, L.J. (1987). "Aversive Stimuli." Encyclopedia of Special Education,
John Wiley & Sons, N.Y.
Hennis, R. & Lanunziata, L.J. (1987). "Extinction." Encyclopedia of Special Education, John
Wiley & Sons, N.Y.
Lyons, M. & Lanunziata, L.J. (1987). "Time-Out." Encyclopedia of Special Education, John
Wiley & Sons, N.Y.
Lanunziata, L.J., Cooper, J.O., Hill, D.S., Trap-Porter, J. (1985). "The differential effects of
still illustration, motion illustration and modeling on students' manuscript letter
legibility," Journal of Educational Research. 79, 109-113.
Lanunziata, L.J., Hunt, K.P., & Cooper, J.O. (1984). "Suggestions for phasing out token
economy systems in primary and intermediate grades." Techniques: A Journal for
Counseling and Remedial Education, 1, 151-156.
Porter, J.T., Cooper, J.O., Hill, D.S., Lanunziata, L.J., & Swisher, K. (1984). "D'Nealian and
Zaner-Bloser manuscript alphabets and initial transition to cursive writing." Journal of
Educational Research, 77, 342-345.
Lanunziata, L.J. (1983). "Punishment: Not always the best way to get your children to behave."
Lanunziata, L.J., Hill, D.S. & Krause,
Behaviorally Disordered children." Behavioral Disorders, 6, 238-246.
Waggoner, J., Lanunziata, L.J., Hill, D.S., & Cooper, J.O. (1981). "Space size and accuracy of
kindergarten and firstgrade students' manuscript handwriting." Journal of Educational
Research, 74, 182-186.
A.5 Presentations at Professional Meetings
2002 “Internet tools for scientific inquiry and pathways to reform,” Paper
presented at the 13th International Conference of the Society for
Information Technology and Teacher Education.
(Presented with R. Huber)
2002 “Bullying behavior: Negative effects on victims and bullies and strategies
for preventing both,” Presentation to PTA,
2002 “Children in the middle: How family issues impact your child,” Series of
two seminars designed for parents of traditional and non-traditional family
situations. Open to
all parents of K-5 students within the
2001 “Positive behavior management strategies for a diverse elementary school
popultion.” (Contracted) Three-hour teaching training workshop at
2001 “Effective strategies for meeting diverse academic and behavioral needs of
in inclusive classrooms,”
2001 “Implementing a comprehensive Positive-Behavioral Support Model at the
elementary level,” Two-day orientation/training session for faculty and staff
2001 “Strategies for assisting ADHD, ODD, and BED students in the K-5
classroom,” teacher and staff workshop,
1999 “Positive management techniques for elementary level teachers”,
“Effective school-wide behavioral plans”, “ADHD: Instructional and
behavioral strategies”, “Dealing with the ODB child”. Series of
workshops for teachers and staff at
1999 “ADHD and implications for Middle Grades students” and “Effective
Instructional and management strategies for the inclusive Middle Grade
Classroom”. Series of workshops for teachers and staff at Topsail Middle
1999 “A review of functional analysis/ assessment strategies for use within
programs for the BED”, Staff training for BED teachers in N.H.County
1998 “Discipline and management of children and youth at home”,
Presentation: Family support Network of S.E.N.C., Inc.
1998 “Effective positive behavioral strategies for children ages five through
twelve”, W.A.C. staff training,
1998 “Strategies for assisting hyperactive, oppositional,
defiant children in the classroom”. New
1998 “Effective instructional strategies to promote academic
and social growth in ADHD children within inclusive
classrooms and the home”.
1997 “Effective positive behavior management techniques for
teachers and staff,
1997 “Managing student behavior in inclusive settings.”
1997 “School wide behavior management systems.”
1996 "Positive strategies for discipline in the classroom."
(Presentation) Learning Together for Children
1996 "A focus on inclusion and overall behavioral development
strategies for the K-3 student." (Wkshp)
1995 "Strategies for managing behavior and teaching self
1995 “End-of-year survival skills for teachers and students."
1994 "Classroom/behavior management strategies." (Workshop)
1993 "Current needs, issues & trends within the education of
exceptional children in
Discovery 93: Schools for a Global Society, N.C.
1992 "Behavior management, Drug babies and ADHD." (3
1991 "Educational strategies and interventions for disturbed
youth." (Presentation) Oakes Psychiatric Center,
1991 "Behavioral development throughout the school year."
1991 "Issues, concerns and techniques of classroom behavior
management." (Workshops) Leland M.
1990 "UNCW Teaching Fellows Program Model: An update." (Pres-
1989 “Collaborative Efforts: K/12 and Schools of Education.”
Presentation at National Conference “Attracting the Best and the
Brightest: One State’s Story.”
1989 “The North Carolina Teaching Fellows Program and implications for preparation
of Special Teachers.”
Special Education Programs.
1989 “Excellence in Education: Academic and leadership enrichment programs
at UNCW for future teachers.” WWAY Broadcasting Station, Channel 3,
1989 “A focus on UNCW’s Teaching Fellows Scholarship Program.” The
1988 “Classroom management strategies for K-12 regular and special education
1988 “Recruiting our outstanding high school students into the field of
teaching.” Delta Kappa Gamma; Beta Phi
1988 “Opportunities in North Carolina Teacher Education programs.” Future
1987 “Down Syndrome and Moderately/Severely Retarded children and adults:
How to manage
1987 “The UNCW Teaching Fellows Scholarship Program: Program goals and
1986 “Behavior management and program management for pre-school
children.”Early Childhood Teacher’s Association,
1986 “Management skills for Behaviorally/Emotionally Handicapped students.”
Two day workshop for
Teachers within Region 2 of N.C.,
1986 “Implementing cognitive-behavior modification procedures with
preschool through teenage students in educational and home settings.” A
series of training sessions for staff of Southeastern Mental Health,
1986 “Serving special needs students in the regular classroom.” Ten hour
for Onslow County School District Teachers,
1986 “Teaching Emotionally Handicapped students,” Workshop: New Hanover
1985 “Applying Behavior Analysis Procedures with Children and Youth in K-
12 Regular and Special Settings.” Invited presentation: Second Annual
Special Education Institute for
1985 “Establishing an academic and social intervention program for students
Behavioral handicaps.” A 15 hour
1985 “Educational Programming for the Emotionally Disturbed in Grades K-
12"; 30 hours of teacher training workshops for education staff of Onslow
1985 “Classroom Behavior Management Strategies for Grades K-9.” Invited
presentation, SNCAE, UNC-W.
1985 “Educational Programming for Descriptive Learnings: Applying
Behavior-Analysis Procedures in the Classroom.” Full-day
for faculty and staff of the
1984 “Classroom Management Approaches.” Invited presentation in
with Teacher Effectiveness Training for
1984 “Assessment and intervention of Maladaptive behaviors occurring within
the Educational Setting.” Full day workshop for faculty and staff of the
1984 “Instructional and Behavioral Strategies for the Emotionally Handicapped
in Regular and Special Education Classroom.” Invited presentation, First
Annual Special Education Institute
1984 “Behavior Management Techniques in Education and Teaching of
Emotionally Disturbed Learners in Special and Regular Education
Settings,” a 45-hour teacher training in-service for K-12 teachers and staff
1983 “Specially Designed Interventions for Emotionally Disturbed Learners within
Cross-Categorical Special Education Classrooms.” Invited presentation for
Association of Children with
Learning Disabilities (ACLD, New
1983 “Shaping Social Behaviors of Kindergarten and First Grade Students.”
Teacher training workshop sponsored by the N.C. Association for the
Education of Young Children(AEYC),
1983 “Motivation and Reinforcement Theory for Teachers.” Invited feature
presentation; county-wide faculty and staff in-service meeting for Pender
1983 “Current Trends in Special Education.” Invited guest feature presentation;
faculty and staff in-service meeting for
1983 “Elementary Classroom/Behavior Management Techniques,” Elementary
Education faculty and staff training workshop;
1983 “Classroom Behavior Management Techniques for Preschool, Elementary,
at UNC-W involving teachers from Bladen,
New Hanover, and Pender counties.
1983 “Managing Student Behavior.” In-service presentation for elementary
(K-6) at Wallace Elementary ,
1983 “Classroom Management.” Invited presentation SNCAE
1982 “Motivating the Reluctant Learner.” School Staff training and orientation
workshop sponsored by the School Study Council of Ohio, The Ohio State
Level,” Student teacher seminar; Department of Secondary Education,”
(Science and Math), The
1981 “Teaching Social Skills in the Classrooms for Behaviorally Disordered
Students.” Poster Presentation presented at The Annual Convention of the
Association for Behavior Analysis,
“Why Nutrition Education?” Nutrition Education Seminar for the
Youth Commission conducted by the Nutrition Education Section of the
Ohio Department of
1980 “Behavior Shaping Workshop.” School staff training and orientation
sponsored by the School Study Council of Ohio.
“Mainstreaming: Pro and Con.”27th Annual C.E.C.
Division of Children With Learning Disabilities.
1979 “Mainstreaming Handicapped Children: Implications Regarding Regular
Teachers.” Student/Teacher Seminar; Department of Secondary Education
1978 “Directive Teaching of Socially and Emotionally Disturbed/Behavior
Disturbed Children,” Student Council for Exceptional Children,
“Mainstreaming at the Elementary School Level.”
District teacher in-service meeting,
Liberty Valley Elementary,
A.6 On-going Research Projects, Programs and Goals
Current areas of research interest are Applied Behavior Analysis/Direct
Instruction, effectiveness of inclusion programs, and effective consultation
strategies for the BEH and development of pro-social behaviors in children and
The effects of negative modeling upon behavior of children and youth, in
particular, viewing violent and sexually explicit material on the internet,
Development of an effective summer program for adjudicated children (grades
3,4,5) in order to reduce school absenteeism, school violence, suspension and
expulsion, and future incarceration. ($142,000. grant request submitted in March,
2001, to Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Protection.
B.4 Supervision of Undergraduate Thesis or Extensive Research
Honors Thesis committee member for Psychology major, (1994, 1996).
Supervised writings and co-authored with undergraduate students enrolled in my
course on Behavior Management, (1987).
B.5 Special research Efforts (off-campus)
Writing team member at “National Forum on the Future of Teacher Preparation for
the 21st. Century Conference”, W.B., N.C., May, 1998
B.6 Special Initiatives (on-campus)
Served as faculty mentor for newly appointed assistant professor, Dr. Linda
Served as faculty reviewer and observer for Dr. Linda Mechling, Mr. Scott
McMillian, and Mrs. PJ Bolduc, 2001-2002.
Conducted thirty hours
of crisis intervention training for
Student teachers and students, 2001-2002.
Week-long research and writing seminar “Summer Initiative” in collaboration with
local school district faculty. Chaired “Teacher recruitment in high needs areas”
writing team, June, 2000.
B.7 Continuing Education...
Attended training/information workshop on the implementation of TESOL
Attended week-long training institute on non-violent crisis intervention techniques
(CPI) resulting in certification as CPI instructor for UNCW, 1994.
A. Service to the University
Director, UNCW Teaching Fellows Scholarship Program (1987-94).
Senator, University Faculty Senate (1985-89)
Member, SACS Committee on Institutional Purpose (2000-01)
Member, UNCW Honors Program Committee (1993-95 & 1996-98)
Member, UNCW Faculty Welfare Committee (1994-96)
Member, UNCW Hearings Panel-Stand By (1994-96 & 1999-2000))
Member, Career Services Director Search Committee (1995)
Member, UNCW Faculty Research/Development Committee (1989-92)
Member, UNCW Task Force for Teaching Excellence Comm.(1990-92)
Member, Campus Judicial Board (1989-92)
Member, Ad Hoc Committee on R.P.T. Procedures (1988-90)
Member, UNCW Faculty Professional Relations Comm. (1986-88)
Member, UNCW Student Affairs Committee (1986-88)
Member, UNCW Teaching Evaluation Task Force (1984-88)
Member, Senate Ad-Hoc Committee on Comm. Revisions (1984-87)
Member, Committee on Protection of Human Subjects (1984-86)
(Specific service to students includes advising each semester, coordinating the
development of SCEC (1985) and serving as advisor to this student organization on a
rotating basis with Special Education faculty from 1985 to present)
B.3. Professionally Related Activities
Consultant and in-service provider to C.A.R.E. Program, a positive Behavioral
grant provided by the NC Department of Public Instruction. (2001-2002, 2002-
Consultant and in-service provider to C.A.R.E. Program, a positive Behavioral
Grant provided by the NC Department of Public Instruction. (2002-2003).
Reviewed text for John Wiley and Sons Publishing Company, “Solving discipline
problems” by Charles Wolfgang. May, 2000.
Reviewed text for Merrill Publishing Company, “Behavior Management” by
Walker & Shea. May, 2000.
Several paid consultancies from 1982 through 2001 for various organizations
U.C.P.; Wilm., M.H.M.R.; Wilm., and local school districts including Whiteville,
and Robesone Counties.
ii. Pro bono
Several non-paid consultancies, presentations and workshops from 1982 through
local school districts including New Hanover, Pender,
Currently serving on New Hanover County Schools Advisory Council on the
Education of Children with Special Needs (2000-01) and Intensive Behavioral
Support Advisory Council (2000-01).
3.A. Community Service (professionally related)
i. and ii. Paid Pro bono
Several paid and non-paid presentations and/or workshops from 1982 through
2001 for community organizations in
Several non-paid memberships on local community boards and others such service
to community organizations (fund-raising, volunteer work, public relations, etc.)
from 1982 through 2001 (largely unpaid). (Records on file)
B. Community Service (other)
Behavioral and instructional consulting with parents and children in surrounding
area from 1982 through 2001 (largely unpaid). (Records on file)
Service to church (Saint Mary and Saint Mark Catholic Church) from 1982
through 2001 including vice-president of Saint Mary School Board.