Dwight Irvin

Dwight Irvin, Ph.D.

Dwight Irvin

As an assistant research professor at Juniper Gardens Children’s Project (JGCP) at the University of Kansas, Dr. Dwight Irvin's research interests center on developing/refining measurement approaches to: 1) capture movement and location in young children at-risk for or with intellectual and developmental disabilities; 2) better understand and enhance the language environments that these children experience in school, home, and community settings. He directs and co-directs several research projects from federal agencies and local foundations. For example, he leads an Institute for Education Sciences project titled, Validity Studies of the Classroom Code for Interactive Recording of Children’s Learning Environments; this project focused on validating the use of the CIRCLE, an observational instrument designed to close the literacy gap for all learners. He also directs a National Science Foundation project focused on using existing wearable technology and advanced speech recognition/diarization algorithms to monitor student engagement over time in science activity areas in classroom and community-based settings.

Investigator Juniper Gardens Children's Project
Assistant Research Professor Juniper Gardens Children's Project

Ph.D., Education, University of North Carolina, 2012
M.A., Social Science, University of Amsterdam, 2004
B.A., Political Science, University of Florida, 2002

Contact Information


Juniper Gardens Children's Project
444 Minnesota Avenue, Suite 300
Kansas City, KS 66101-2914

913 321-3143, ext 2624

Research Interests

  • Speech and location technology in early intervention
  • Social-emotional development in young children with disabilities
  • Statistical methods & research design