Dr. Eleazar “Trey” Vasquez III, associate professor for the Department of Child, Family, and Community Sciences Exceptional Education Program at UCF. He earned his bachelor’s and Master’s degree from Stephen F. Austin State University and Ph.D. from Utah State University. Dr. Vasquez is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D) and has practiced in the field of education as a resource math teacher and school and behavioral psychologist.
His current research focuses on the evaluation of academic and behavioral outcomes for students with disabilities utilizing technology to enhance instruction and has been supported in part by $6.5+ million dollars from the National Science Foundation, Department of Education, and Office of Special Education Programs.
Recently Trey’s research has expanded from K-12 schools to postsecondary institutions and other venues to prepare students who are traditionally marginalized, such as those with executive functioning disorder, for careers in STEM related fields using technology to enhance engagement, retention, and graduation rates.