Project Manager Ph.D. Special Education and Disability Policy Virginia Commonwealth University M.Ed., Special Education Severe Disabilities Virginia Commonwealth University B.S., Psychology Virginia Commonwealth University
Dr. Rachel Kunemund is a project manager in the School of Education and Human Development at the University of Virginia. She manages the S4 OSEP Stepping Up Technology Implementation grant. A former teacher, she worked in elementary special education, primarily teaching students with autism spectrum disorder. Kunemund is also a former scholar with the National Center for Leadership in Intensive Interventions through Vanderbilt University. Her research interests focus efforts to improve outcomes for young students with chronic problem behavior in school settings. Specifically, her expertise and program of research focuses on early student-teacher relationships and interactions, as well as student behavioral and academic outcomes.