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Matthew Marino, Ph.D., is an associate professor of Exceptional Education at the University of Central Florida and a former secondary special education, science, and technology teacher. His research, which has been supported in part with more than 6.5 million dollars from IES, OSEP, and NSF, focuses on the design and implementation of technology-enhanced STEM curricular materials for use in inclusive science classrooms. He is currently examining how Universal Design for Learning can increase the accessibility of educational videogames, iPad and other tablet apps, mobile devices, and online courses. He was a featured STEM research scientist by the Family Center on Technology and Disability and invited presenter at the CEC national conference each year since 2009. Dr. Marino was a member of the design team for the national award-winning STEM videogame “You Make Me Sick!” and award winning technology-enhanced science curriculum “Alien Rescue”. He has conducted large-scale intervention research in 14 states with over 2000 students during the past decade. He is on the editorial review board for a number of special education and science education journals. Dr. Marino is a technical reviewer for the National Science Foundation and a member of the leadership team for the Universal Design for Learning Implementation and Research Network.

Software research and development that can be used in secondary STEM classes
Implementation of intervention research using mobile devices
Educational video games as instruction and assessment tools