Renée  E. Lastrapes

Renée E. Lastrapes, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Education,
College of Education

Contact number: 281-283-3566
Office: Bayou Suite 1111


Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Expertise

  • Statistics 
  • Quantitative Research Design
  • Assessment for students with SLD
  • Behavioral interventions for teachers working with students with EBD


Selected Publications

  • Lastrapes, R. E., & Mooney, P. (2020). Teachers' use and perceptions of research-to-practice articles. Exceptionality. Advance online publication.
  • Mooney, P., & Lastrapes, R. E. (2020). Conceptual replications of the Critical Content Monitoring general outcome measure in science content. Assessment for Effective Intervention. 45(2), 121-134.
  • Lastrapes, R. E. Mooney, P. (2019). Investigating Sentence Verification Technique as a potential CBM measure of science content. Journal of At-Risk Issues. 2(2), 12-22.
  • Lastrapes, R. E., & Mooney, P. (2019). Noticing and noting: Teaching students with EBD to effectively self-monitor. Beyond Behavior. Advance online publication.
  • Lastrapes, R. E., Fritz, J. N., & Hasson, R. (2019).  Increasing teachers’ use of behavior-specific praise with the teacher vs. student game.  Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, 1, 64-78.
  • Lastrapes, R. E., Fritz, J. N., & Casper-Teague, L. (2018). Effects of the Teacher versus Students game on teacher praise and student behavior.  Journal of Behavioral Education, 27(4), 419-434.
  • Csaszar, I. E., Curry, J. R. & Lastrapes, R. E. (2018).  Effects of loving kindness meditation on student teachers’ reported levels of stress and empathy.  Teacher Education Quarterly, 93-116.
  • Fritz, J. N., Dupuis, D. L., Wu, W., Neal, A. E., Rettig, L. A., & Lastrapes, R. E. (2017).  Effects of equating effort on recycling and trash disposal.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 50(4), 825-829.
  • Lastrapes, R. E. (2016). Let Us Play:  Using research-based games to facilitate effective instruction.  Beyond Behavior, 25(3), 27-33.
  • Lastrapes, R. E. (2014). Using the good behavior game in an inclusive classroom. Intervention in School and Clinic. 49(4), 225-229.

Courses (Current Academic Year)

  • EDCI 7031 Quantitative Research I
  • EDCI 7032 Quantitative Research II
  • EDLS 7031 Quantitative Research I
  • EDLS 7032 Quantitative Research II
  • EDLS 8530 Research Seminar (Proposal Writing)
  • EDLS 7332 Current Issues in Educational Measurement
  • EDUC 6032 Applied Statistics
  • EDUC 6033 Research Design and Analysis
  • SPED 4300 Survey of Exceptionalities

Awards and Accomplishments

  • Lillian Oleson Scholarship for the College of Human Sciences and Education
  • Paul & Ellen Arst Scholarship for the College of Human Sciences and Education
  • Dr. William Rodney Cline Philosophy of Education Scholarship