Eleazar Vasquez

University of Central Florida

Eleazar Vasquez

University of Central Florida

Biography

Dr. Eleazar Vasquez, Director and Associate Professor for the Toni Jennings Institute at the University of Central Florida, iSTEM Fellow, and Affiliate Faculty of Lockheed Martin UCF Academy. His research focuses on the evaluation of academic and behavioral outcomes for students with autism utilizing technology to enhance instruction. Recently his research has expanded from K-12 schools to postsecondary institutions and other venues to prepare students who are traditionally marginalized, such as those with executive functioning disorder, for careers in STEM related fields. Dr. Vasquez research has been supported in part by $12.5 million dollars from the National Science Foundation and Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, and Foundations. Nationally Dr. Vasquez serves as the Treasurer for the Higher Education Consortium for Special Education and Treasurer for the Universal Design for Learning Implementation and Research Network.