Key Professional Appointments

Visiting Research Assistant Professor/Project CoordinatorSpecial Education (SPARK), University of Illinois, 2001 - present

Visiting Research Assistant Professor/Co-PI and Project CoordinatorSpecial Education, University of Illinois, 2000 - present

Research Assistant ProfessorSpecial Education (PIWI Outreach), University of Illinois, 1997 - 1999

Visiting Assistant Professor/Project CoordinatorSpecial Education, University of Illinois, 1992 - 1997


Ph.D., Special Education, University of Illinois, 1993

M.Ed., Rehabilitation and Special Education, Auburn University, 1978

B.S., Rehabilitation and Special Education, Auburn University, 1976

Awards, Honors, Associations

Doctoral Student AwardDivision of Early ChildhoodCouncil for Exceptional Children, 1992 - 1992


McCollum, J., Gooler, F., Appl, D., & Yates, T. (2001) PIWI: Enhancing parent-child interaction as a foundation for early intervention Infants and Young Children

McCollum, J., Yates, T., Gooler, F., & Bruns, D. (2001) Using "DOTs" to support parents as developmental observers during parent-child groups Young Exceptional Children, Monograph Series No. 3

Felner, R., Yates-Felner, T., Silverman, M., & Yates, T. (2000) Prevention in mental health issues and social intervention: Conceptual and methodological issues in the evolution of the science and practice of prevention. Handbook of Community Psychology: Plenum

Yates, T. (2000) Building structure into home settings Early Childhood Report


Senior PersonnelDELL-D Developing Early Language and Literacy in Danville, U.S. Department of Education, 10/1/2007 12:00:00 AM - 8/31/2011 12:00:00 AM


CoordinatorMidwest Region, Division of Early Childhood Association (DEC), Council for Exceptional Children, 1996 - 2000

Membership ChairIllinois Division of Early Childhood Association (IDEC), Council for Exceptional Children, 1999 - present

SecretaryIllinois Division of Early Childhood Association (DEC), Council for Exceptional Children, 1995 - 1999

MemberHuman Resource Committee (Personnel Subcommittee), Illinois Interagency Council on Early Intervention, 1992 - present

Tweety Yates

Research Assistant Professor, Special Education



88 Children's Research Center
51 E. Gerty
Champaign, IL 61820

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