Jennifer Harrington, Ph.D.

Post-Doctoral Associate
Anita Zucker Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies

jennyharringtonf@ufl.edu 

Biography

Dr. Harrington is a Post-Doctoral Associate and Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) serving as the Professional Development Project Manager and Internal Evaluation Coordinator for the Florida Department of Health, Children’s Medical Services, Florida Embedded Practices and Intervention with Caregivers Early Steps Professional Development Project, Practice-Based Coaching Specialist, and Site Coordinator for the Office of Special Education Programs Practice-Based Coaching Data-Informed Decision-Making Project.

Dr. Harrington earned her doctor of philosophy degree from the University of Florida in 2021. Her major area of study was special education with a minor in early childhood studies. Her dissertation was titled Effects of Job-Embedded Professional Development on Early Intervention Providers’ Implementation of Home Visiting Practices for Embedded Intervention.

As a doctoral student, Dr. Harrington was involved in an efficacy and replication project funded by the Institute of Education Sciences that focused on professional development supporting preschool teachers to implement evidence-based practices in inclusive preschool settings and served as a Practice-Based Coaching coach for preschool teachers. In addition, she managed data procedures and processing of project data within the Florida Embedded Practices and Intervention with Caregivers Early Steps Professional Development Project across participating sites and facilitated professional development experiences.

Prior to enrolling in the doctoral program at the University of Florida, Dr. Harrington had sustained experience working as an early intervention provider and providing home-based and community-based applied behavior analysis services. She also worked as a special education teacher for children with autism spectrum disorder and intellectual disabilities.

Selected Publications

Book and Monograph Chapters

Bishop, C., Shannon, D., & Harrington, J. (2019). Progress monitoring within the embedded instruction approach: Collecting, sharing, and interpreting data to inform instruction. In M. McLean, R. Banerjee, J. Squires, & K. Hebbeler (Eds.), Assessment: Recommended Practices for young children and families: DEC Recommended Practices Monograph Series (No. 7, pp. 135-148). Division for Early Childhood.

Selected Links

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Degrees

Ph.D. in Special Education, Concentration: Early Childhood Studies, University of Florida, 2021

M.A. in Special Education, Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), University of South Carolina, 2010

B.A. in Psychology, Minor in Speech and Communication Disorders, University of South Carolina, 2008

Key UF Professional Appointments

Post-Doctoral Associate, Anita Zucker Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies, University of Florida, 2021 – Present

Graduate Assistant, Anita Zucker Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies, University of Florida, 2017 – 2021

Coach, Anita Zucker Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies, University of Florida, 2016 – 2017

Selected Honors, Awards and Appointments

Doctoral Stipend Recipient, Preparing Leaders in Early Childhood Studies-Implementation Science (PLECSIS). Doctoral leadership training project funded by the Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education, 2016 – 2021

Grinter Scholarship, University of Florida, College of Education, 2016 – 2018

Hendricks Scholarship, University of Florida, College of Education, 2016 – 2020

Ted Carr Achievement Award, 2015

Praxis Recognition of Excellence, 2010

Editorial Appointments

Guest Doctoral Reviewer, Young Exceptional Children, December 2019 

Guest Doctoral Reviewer, Young Exceptional Reviewer, June 2019

Guest Doctoral Reviewer, Division of Early Childhood Childhood Monograph, May 2019

Guest Doctoral Reviewer, Division of Early Childhood Childhood Monograph, May 2019