Works-In-Progress (WIP) is a forum where Georgia State faculty members share their ongoing research grants and manuscript drafts with other faculty and students. These informal discussions allow participants to discuss individual research projects in a broader context, and often lead to new collaborations.

WIPs are held the 3rd Friday of Every Month of the academic year (dates subject to change.)

Examples of past WIP Speakers & Topics include:


  • Andrea Salins: Orthographic Facilitation of Spoken Word Learning and Retention in Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children (November 15th, 2019)
  • Dr. Julie A. Washington: Using AI to Study Cultural Dialects (October 18th, 2019)
  • Dan Habib: Intelligent Lives (September 20th, 2019)
  • Jonathan Todres, J.D.: Exploring Human Rights Through the World of Children’s Literature (April 19th, 2019)
  • Reinhard Grassl: Discover the Unseen Through Tool-based Scientific Observation (March 26th, 2019)
  • Dr. Peggy Gallagher: Making International Connections: A Fulbright Scholar in Sri Lanka and Mongolia (February 15th, 2019)
  • Dr. Christopher Tullis: Teaching Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorder Efficiently: How to Get Stuff for Free (January 18th, 2019)


  • Dr. MaryAnn Romski and Dr. Branum-Martin: Forum on Emerging Trends in Publishing (October 19th, 2018)
  • Dr. Cynthia Puranik: Examining the Relation Between Self-regulation and Early Writing: Domain Specific or Task Dependent? (September 21st, 2018)
  • Dr. Amy Lederberg: IES Center on Literacy and Deafness (CLAD): Six Years of Research (April 20th, 2018)
  • Dr. Jessica Scott and Dr. Maggie Renken: Research on Reading Comprehension Assessment (March 23rd, 2018)
  • Dr. Sarah Carlson: Research on Reading Comprehension Assessment (February 16th, 2018)


  • Dr. Katherine Seelman: Disability Policy: Pressing Issues for Our Community (November 17th, 2017)
  • Dr. Sarah Hansen: Shared Moments: Supporting Early Social Communication Skills for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder with Natural Change Agents (October 20th, 2017)
  • Dr. Bonnie Brinton: Facilitating Social Communication in Children with Language Disorders: How to Drink from a Fire Hydrant (September 15th, 2017)
  • Wendy F. Hensel: IDEA – Issues Going Forward (February 17th, 2017)
  • Dr. Robin Morris and the Team: Lessons from Developing a Center Grant Proposal – A Discussion (January 20th, 2017)
  • Dr. Brian Barger: Temperament in Autism – What Exactly Are We Measuring? (October 21st, 2016)


  • Dr. Daniel Crimmins and Dr. Andrew Roach: Providing the College Experience for Students with Intellectual Disabilities: An Exploration of Social Justice, Advocacy, Systems Change, and Implementation Science (February 19th, 2016)
  • Dr. Jiwon Lee: Maternal Stress, Sleep, and Well-Being in Mothers of Middle Age Children with Developmental Disabilities (January 15, 2016)
  • Dr. John Lutzker and Kate Guastaferro: Maltreatment of Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities across the Lifespan: Issues, Technological Innovation, and Future Directions (October 16th, 2015)

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  • Gwen Frishkoff: Dynamic Support of Contextual Vocabulary Acquisition for Reading (DSCoVAR): An Intelligent Tutoring System (March 27th, 2015)
  • Şeyda Özçalışkan: Identifying Etiology of Cross-linguistic Variation in Gesture: Evidence from the Blind and the Sighted (February 20th, 2015)
  • Mark Geil: Multi-site Comparison of Treatment Protocols for Young Children with Lower Limb Loss (October 17th, 2014)


  • Dr. Chris Conway: Acquiring language with a cochlear implant: The role of sequence processing (March 14th, 2014)
  • Dr. Wendy Hensel: Special Education Vouchers 2.0: Recent Developments (February 21st, 2014)
  • Kerstin Tönsing, University of Pretoria: Teaching Graphic Symbol Combinations during Shared Storybook Reading (October 18th, 2013)


  • Nicole Patton-Terry & Dr. Julie Washington: Learning Disabilities Innovation Hub: Understanding Reading and Reading Difficulties in African American Children (March 15th, 2013)
  • Amy Lederberg, Dr. Susan Easterbrooks, Lee Branum-Martin and Mi-Young Webb: Center for Literacy and Deafness (February 15th, 2013)
  • Conversation Hour regarding P01s and Center Grants (April 20th, 2012)


  • Carla Almeida: Aiming for Excellence: An Innovative Centre for Children with ASD in Portugal (March 16th, 2012)
  • Orit Hetzroni, University of Haifa in Israel: Parent Decision-Making: Critical Junctions along the ASD Trajectory (February 17th, 2012)
  • Chris Henrich: The Social Ecology of Peer Victimization of Children with Disabilities (November 18th, 2011)


  • Mi-Young Webb: Assessing Developmental Processes in Emergent Literacy Skills and the Long-Term Effects on Reading Competency (March 18th, 2011)
  • Tricia King and Dr. Diana Robins: Emotion Perception in ASD (January 21st, 2011)
  • Chris Henrich: Bullying of Children with Disabilities: Protective Factors (November 19th, 2010)
  • Daniel Crimmins: Developing a LEND Program for Georgia: Interdisciplinary Opportunities for Faculty and Graduate Students (October 15th, 2010)
  • Wendy Hensel & Dr. Leslie E. Wolf: Playing God – The Legality of Plans Denying Scarce Resources to People with Disabilities in Public Health Emergencies (September 17th, 2010)