Jason Chow, Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor, Counseling and Special Education

Home department

VCU School of Education (Department of Counseling and Special Education)

Research project

  • Developmental Relations Between Language Ability and Behavior Problems

Lab members

I am an assistant professor in the Department of Counseling and Special Education at Virginia Commonwealth University.  I received my Ph.D. in special education from Vanderbilt University in 2016, before which I taught high school students with learning disabilities and behavioral disorders.

My research centers on how language ability and language processing skills relate to behavioral and academic success in classroom settings.  Some of my current work includes (1) concurrent and longitudinal evaluations of language, mathematics, and behavior, (2) interventions focusing on classroom and behavior management and mathematics, (3) better understanding the role of language in social networks and classroom dynamics, and (4) systematic reviews, meta-analysis, and meta-analytic methods.

I co-direct the Cognition and Learning Lab at VCU, which includes faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students, as well as research staff who are all committed to applied research that aims at better understanding how individuals learn, and how we can best support students’ social, behavioral, and educational success.  I currently work with doctoral students in education and psychology as well as many undergraduate students who serve as research assistants in our lab.