Mr. Mejeun, Program Director for the Full Spectrum Learning Program (FSL), began working with FSL in 2015 as a Graduate Assistant, Researcher, and Tutor Coordinator. He has worked with children on the Autism Spectrum in the Clarksville Montgomery County School System in special education, inclusion and BSP classrooms. He also has extensive experience working with young adults on the Spectrum here at Austin Peay State University where he promotes independent learning among participants in the FSL program. His dedication to helping other students succeed in the classroom was nationally recognized in 2017 when he received a Certified Learning Center Professional - Level 2 Certification through the National College Learning Center Association (NCLCA) making him the only one to achieve this level in Graduate School. He believes that students on the Autism Spectrum can meet their independence, social and academic needs when provided the right resources while also gaining the tools and skills necessary to transition into the workforce. From one-on-one meetings to classes specifically designed for student success; Mr. Mejeun serves as a resource for providing program participants with key strategies necessary to thrive during their college careers. Originally from Haiti, he moved to the United States about a decade ago where he completed his bachelor’s and master’s in Music at APSU with a concentration in Education. He spent much of his time researching for his master’s thesis regarding the influence of music on Autism and plans on pursuing a Doctorate in Education. Mr. Mejeun is excited to begin his new role where he can continue to utilize his strengths and passions in the educational field by helping others achieve success.
Dr. Gina Grogan
Dr. Grogan, FSL Faculty Advisor, is an Associate Professor in the Martha Dickerson Eriksson College of Education. She has almost twenty years of experience working with children and adults with disabilities and behavioral issues in the community, K-12 schools, and higher education. Dr. Grogan began the process of creating FSL in 2013, and she has overseen the development of FSL since that time. As she transitions from Coordinator to Faculty Advisor, she will continue to work closely with the FSL staff and others across campus and in the community to ensure FSL stays true to it's mission.
Ms. Gordon is the Peer Mentor Supervisor for Full Spectrum Learning. She is currently an undergraduate student studying Special Education at APSU. She has worked as an Educational Aide in the special education rooms at Marshall and Lincoln Elementary schools on Fort Campbell. Angela is also a Registered Behavioral Technician for Autism ETC here in Clarksville, TN. She intends to pursue a higher degree to become an ABA therapist for children with autism. She has been with the FSL program since it began and works with the mentors to help provide our program participants with a smooth and wonderful college experience.
Dr. John R. McConnell III
Dr. McConnell, Faculty Advisor for FSL research, is an Assistant Professor of Educational Research and Associate Dean of the Martha Dickerson Eriksson College of Education at APSU. He specializes in the research design and analysis of institutional data, works with students with ASD in the public school and higher education settings, and serves on the Martha Dickerson Eriksson College of Education Diversity Task Force, which seeks to increase the diversity of all student groups, including students with disabilities, in the recruitment, retention, and graduation of students at APSU.
Curtis Harris, M.S, BCBA
Mr. Harris is currently the director and a managing partner of Advanced Behavior Consultants in Clarksville, TN, which serves military and civilian families in Tennessee and Kentucky area. In his 14 years of clinical experience, he has managed a variety of caseloads including all ages of children, adolescents, and adults with many different developmental and dual diagnoses, including autism.
Mr. Golson is the Director of the Academic Support Center at APSU. He earned Certified Learning Center Professional – Level 4 (lifetime certification) through the National College Learning Center Association. He works closely with FSL to provide one-on-one tutoring services for the program’s participants.
Dr. Bobette Bouton
Dr. Bouton is an Assistant Professor in the area of Educational Psychology for the Martha Dickerson Eriksson College of Education. She specializes in social emotional learning, specifically in the area of empathy. She has worked in the field of education since 1995 as a classroom teacher, curriculum writer for the YMCA of San Diego, research project coordinator for Vanderbilt University in the area of reading learning disabilities, and as an adjunct or assistant professor of higher education for Belmont University, University of Georgia, Vanderbilt University, and now Austin Peay State University.