102G Miller Hall

Research Interests

Developmental Disabilities
Early Childhood
Social-Emotional Issues

Angel Fettig

Associate Professor

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Ph.D., Special Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
M.Ed., Special Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign



Early Childhood Special Education; Early Intervention; Social Emotional Development; Challenging Behaviors; Autism Spectrum Disorders; Developmental Disabilities; Family-Centered Practices; Mixed Methods Research

My research focuses on supporting the social-emotional development for young children with disabilities. Specifically, I examine factors that influence implementation and intervention fidelity for education professionals and caregivers in implementing evidence-based practices. Another area of my research focus is on intervention frameworks that promote culturally responsive, family-centered practices in early intervention and early childhood education settings to maximize children's learning opportunities in natural environments. I use mixed methods research approaches to answer research questions. 


Artman-Meeker, K., Fettig, A., & Cunningham, J., Chang, H. C., Choi, G., & Harbin, S. (2022). Iterative Design and Pilot Implementation of a Tiered Coaching Model to Support Social-Emotional Teaching Practices. Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 42(2), 124-136.

Fettig, A., Artman-Meeker, K., Jeon, L., & Chang*, H.C (2022). Promoting a Person-Centered Approach to Strengthening Early Childhood Practices that Support Social-Emotional Development. Early Education and Development, 33(1), 75-91.

Harbin, S. G., & Fettig, A. (2022). Equipping EI Practitioners in Using PBS Strategies to Support Families With Addressing Challenging Behaviors: A Mixed Methods Pilot Study. Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 1-18.

Fettig, A., Meyer, L., Lochetta*, B., & Barton, E. (2021). Using DEC Recommended Practices to Support Learning. Young Exceptional Children. Advanced Online Publication

Poole, M., Fettig, A., McKee, R., & Gauvreau, A. (2020). Inside the virtual visit: Using tele-intervention to support famlies in early intervention. Young Exceptional Children. Advance online publication.

Barton, E. E., Meadan-Kaplansky, H., & Fettig, A. (2019). Comparison of visual analysis and non-overlap methods in the evaluation of parent implemented functional assessment based interventions. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 85, 31-41.

Fettig, A., & Artman-Meeker, K. (2016). Group Coaching on Pre-School Teachers’ Implementation of Pyramid Model Strategies A Program Description. Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 36(3), 147-158