Translational Research in Instruction, Intervention, and Implementation Lab (TRI3-LAB)


Meet Our Team! 


Dr. Jason Chow

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Jason Chow is an Assistant Professor in the College of Education at the University of Maryland at College Park. His work focuses on language, social, and behavioral development, peer networks, supporting teachers and speech-language pathologists/therapists, implementation and sustainability of early learning and social/behavioral interventions, and meta-analysis. His work is supported by the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences and Office of Special Education Programs and the American Psychological Association. Jason is co-director of the UMD Language and Literacy Research Center, research fellow in the Minority Education, Recruitment, Retention and Equity Center (MERREC), and a research affiliate at the Centre for Inclusive Education at Queensland University of Technology. He currently serves as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions and Remedial and Special Education.

Dr. Robin Sayers

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Dr. Robin Sayers is a postdoctoral researcher at The University of Maryland. She recently completed a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology at the Ohio State University. Her primary research interests focus on young children's relationships with teachers and peers and understanding individual differences in teacher-child relationships both in what impacts their formation and their effects on learning and development. Additionally, Dr. Sayers' work focuses on conducting practical and applicable research that supports educators in understanding and applying evidence-based practices in the classroom.

Robin is a former elementary teacher with experience teaching 3rd- and 5th-grade. 

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Doctoral Students

Reed Senter

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Reed is a doctoral candidate in Special Education, studying the intersection of language disorders and executive function. He is a speech-language pathologist and serves on the board of the Speech-Language-Hearing Association of Virginia. He lives in King George, Virginia with his wife, son, and two dogs. If he had free time, he would enjoy board games, hockey (go Buffalo Sabres!), and relaxing outdoors.

Yang Fu

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Yang Fu is a 1st year PhD student in school majoring in special education and teaching who has been working in Jason's lab for 3 months. She is interested in finding effective methods to support students with mild & moderate disabilities (i.e learning disabilities, emotional disturbance) and helping students with behavior problems. Currently, Yang is involved in screening papers for the lab. Yang also loves to watch ocean waves, but she is afraid of swimming.

Becca Fisk

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Becca is a doctoral student in Special Education at the University of Maryland. She earned her Master's degree in Early Childhood Special Education at Vanderbilt University in 2018 and has been working as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) with children with Autism since then, coaching behavior therapists, teachers, and parents to implement behavior protocols. Her research interests include language, literacy, and social-emotional interventions for children with disabilities.


Anisha Singh

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Anisha graduated with a master’s degree in English from the University of Delhi, India. She then moved to the United States and completed a second Masters in International Education from George Washington University before starting her PhD in Educational Psychology at the University of Maryland. Her research focuses on reading across different media (with a special interest in audiobooks), multiple source use in online environments, and the effects of multilingualism in digital communication. In the free time she gets as a doctoral student she cares for her baby and works on craft projects! 

Jason Saltmarsh

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Jason is a doctoral candidate in education policy at the University of Maryland. His dissertation explores equitable access to schools, information, and family-school partnerships in choice contexts. Otherwise, Jason's work ranges between diversifying the teacher workforce, creating communities of practice for school leaders, and analyzing how school lotteries impact segregation. Before becoming a Terp, he was a public school social studies teacher and a private school administrator. Jason loves road trips and riding bikes with his kids.  

Masters Students

Sarah Comer

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Sarah received her undergraduate degree from Clemson University and Masters degree at the University of Georgia where she studied provider-patient communication in the context of motivational interviewing to encourage behavior change. After graduate school, Sarah spent two years working for the National University of Singapore researching health access in southeast Asia and designing health programs for immigrant workers. Her work centered around developing program evaluation coding systems, managing translators to facilitate multi-lingual focus groups, and performing analyses on communication behaviors in public health and primary care settings. She then spent the next eight years working in consulting and executive recruiting in healthcare across the U.S. She is currently a Masters student at the University of Maryland working to pursue her passion to become a speech-language pathologist. Sarah lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband who works for the International Committee of the Red Cross. 

Undergraduate Students

Dawon Choi

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External Collaborators 

Dr. Hongyang Zhao

Ashley Morse

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Ashley is a doctoral student at Virginia Commonwealth University in the Special Education and Disability Policy department. Her primary focus is on interdependent and interdependent behavior management strategies that public school teachers can use in an inclusive classroom with students with autism. Ashley worked in Jason's lab as a Graduate Assistant (GA) on an IES Grant that focused on language and behavior of kindergarten and first-grade students. Her primary role included scoring assessments and data management and organization. She was additionally involved in writing manuscripts, coding, and screening articles for other projects. Ashley is also a living organ donor and donated 66% of her liver to her family member, a first-generation college student, and expecting a baby boy in January.