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Lauren Wonsettler

Mrs. Wonsettler, Program Coordinator for the Full Spectrum Learning Program (FSL), began working with FSL in 2015 as a Graduate Assistant, Researcher, and Teacher.  She enriches the college experience for students with Autism through her belief that the key to student success is determination and gaining inspiration from one’s own ambition and goals. Originally from Seattle, WA she traveled cross-country and completed her undergraduate degree at Belmont Abbey College in Belmont, NC majoring in English with a minor in Spanish. After a 3 year, world-traveling stint employed in non-profit marketing and hands on community outreach for children with disabilities in third world countries, she enrolled at Austin Peay State University where she completed her Masters in Teaching with a concentration in Special Education.  FSL is truly excited to have her as our first full time Coordinator. 

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.  

Angela Gordon

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. 

Martin Golson 

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.