Director, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute
School of Education
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Research interests & goals:
Dr. Samuel Odom is Director of the Frank Porter Graham (FPG) Child Development Institute and Professor in the School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research interests focus on early intervention for children with autism spectrum disorder; preschool inclusion; research methodology and evidence-based practices; peer relationships; children social competence; school readiness; research ethics and early childhood; and international approaches to early intervention. Currently, he is the Principal Investigator of “Children School Success: A Randomized Study on a Curriculum to Promote School Readiness” funded by NICHD, “Comparsion of Two Treatment Models for Preschool-Aged Children with Autism and Their Families” funded by IES, “National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorder” funded by OSEP, and Co-PI on “Promoting Early Social Communication Competency in Toddlers with Autism” funded by Autism Speaks.