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Dr. Elizabeth (Betsy) Talbott


Professor and Department Chair, School of Education, William and Mary University, Virginia; CUEL Faculty Affiliate for Research and Development (Continuous Improvement and Leader Development). Dr. Talbott is a mixed-methods researcher with content expertise related to evidence-based assessment and intervention for children and youth with emotional, behavioral, and learning disabilities. Her current research is focused on the uptake of evidence by school leaders and school and community intervention teams to serve youth with mental health problems and disabilities.

Talbott serves as public policy chair for the Council of Exceptional Children’s Division for Research and regularly advocates for children and youth with disabilities on Capitol Hill. Recently, Rep. Danny Davis (D-IL, 7th) and Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) included Talbott’s recommendations for school trauma-informed services in their bipartisan, bicameral bill, the RISE from Trauma Act.