Andy Markelz
Andy Markelz
Associate Professor of Special Education
Curriculum Vitae


Room:TC 749

About Andy Markelz

Andrew M. Markelz is associate professor and assistant chair in the Department of Special Education. He is also the coordinator of the special education director license program at Ball State University. Dr. Markelz is founder and editor of the Journal of Special Education Preparation and co-author of The Essentials of Special Education Law and The Essentials of Special Education Advocacy. The focus of his research is on expediting the novice-to-expert teaching curve in proactive classroom management strategies (e.g., behavior specific praise) and issues related to special education law and advocacy.


PH.D., Special Education, 2018

The Pennsylvania State University

M.A., Special Education, 2010

Arcadia University

B.A., Political Science and International Relations, 2003

Virginia Tech University

Recent Research and Publications

Markelz, A. M., Riden, B. S., & Maheady, L. (2021). Identifying, implementing, and evaluating high-leverage practices in teacher education. Journal of Special Education Preparation, 1(1), 4-15.

Markelz, A. M., Riden, B. S., Floress, Balint-Langel, K.B, M., Heath, J. A., & Pavelka, S. (2021). Teachers’ use of specific, contingent, and varied praise. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions.

Scheeler, M.C., Markelz, A. M., Taylor, J. C., & Wolfe, P. (2021). Teacher workplace bullying: How pervasive is the problem? Teacher Education and Special Education.

Riden, B. S., Markelz, A. M., Taylor, J. C. (2021). Using, evaluating, and intensifying daily behavior report cards for students with behavioral challenges. Intervention in School and Clinic.

Markelz, A. M., Riden, B. S., & Hooks, S. D. (2021). Component analysis of training and goal setting, self-monitoring, and tactile prompting on early childhood educators’ behavior specific praise. Journal of Early Intervention, 43(2), 99-116.

Course Schedule
Course No. Section Times Days Location
Legal/Proc Foundatio 402 1 1830 - 2110 T TC, room 412
Spec Ed Admin and La 637 800 0000 - 0000 OL, room ONLINE