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Kercood, Suneeta

Professor - Special Education
College of Education


Jordan Hall - 184E

Academic/Professional/Personal Focus

Areas of Expertise
Research Interests: Antecedent interventions and preventive care in Education and Health for individuals with special needs. Use of technology in professional preparation programs. Developing online and distance education teaching programs, Universal Design, Global health and education issues

Contributions: (published works or studies, conference presentations)

Recent Papers

 Kercood, S. & Banda, D. R. (2012). The Effects of Added Physical Activity on Performance during a Listening Comprehension Task for Students with and without Attention Problems.  International Journal of Applied Educational Studies, 13 (1), 20. 

Kercood, S., Zentall, S.S., Vinh, M., Thomas-Wright, K.A. (2012).  Attentional Cuing in Math Word Problems for Girls At-Risk for ADHD and their Peers in General Education Settings.  Contemporary Educational Psychology, 37 (2), 106–112.

 Banda, D.R., Hart, S.L., & Kercood, S. (2012).  Using Noncontingent Attention to Decrease Disruptive Behaviors of a Student with High Functioning Autism Across three General Education Classrooms.  Preventing School Failure, 56 (2), 104-109.

 Lineweaver, T. & Kercood, S., O’Keeffe, N.B., O’Brien, K.M., Massey, E.J., Campbell,S. J.,  & Pierce, J.N. (2012). The Effects of Distraction and a Brief Intervention on Auditory and Visual-Spatial Working Memory in College Students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.  Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 1-15.

 Kercood, S. & Grskovic, J (2010).  Effects of distraction during math problem solving for students with attention disorders.  Australian Journal of Learning Disabilities, 15 (1),1-11.

 Kercood, S. & Grskovic, J. (2009) The Effects of Highlighting on math computation performance of Students with Attention Problems.  Education and Treatment of Children. 32 (2), 231-241.

Emmert, S., Kercood, S. & Grskovic, J. (2009).  A Comparison of the Effects of Tactile and Auditory Stimulation and Choice on the Problem Solving of Students with Attention Disorders.  Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals.

Kercood, S., Grskovic, J., Lee, D., & Emmert, S. (2007). The Effects of Fine Motor Tactile Stimulation on the Problem Solving of Students with ADHD in Visual and Auditory Tasks.  Journal of Behavioral Education, 16, 303-310. Journal of Behavioral Education, 16, 303-310.

Butler Assignment (classes or work duties)
Professor - Special Education

Personal Hobbies

Volunteer, American Red cross - Disaster Action Team- Health services.

Competition dance, Martial Arts, Marathon walking, Traveling, Travel writing.



Ph.D. Special Education (Cognate: Educational Psychology) Purdue University.,

M.A Psychology, India


Board Certified Behavior Analyst - Doctoral Level (BCBA-D)

Emergency Medical Technician - EMT-B

Association Memberships (professional/educational)

  • Applied Behavior Analysis.