Aydin Bal

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Aydin Bal

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Aydin Bal

Associate Professor
Rehabilitation Psychology & Special Education (RPSE)

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1000 Bascom Mall
MADISON, WI 53706
Office: 608/698-4139

abal@wisc.edu
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Personal Biography

Aydin Bal is an associate professor of education at the University of Wisconsin—Madison. His research focuses on the interplay between culture, learning, and mental health across local and global education systems. Dr. Bal examines the social justice issues in education, family-school-community-university collaboration, and systemic transformation. He has developed a Culturally Responsive Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports framework and the Learning Lab methodology. In Learning Labs, local stakeholders (students, families, educators, policy makers, and community representatives), especially those from historically marginalized communities, collectively design and implement culturally responsive behavioral support systems. As a practitioner and researcher, Dr. Bal has worked with youth from minoritized communities experiencing academic and behavioral problems in schools, hospitals, and prisons from the United States, Turkey, South Sudan, Syria, the Russian Federation, Anishinaabe Nation, and Brazil. Dr. Bal was the recipient of the 2019 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Scholars of Color Early Career Contribution Award.


Education

Ph D, Special Education: Cultural-Linguistic Diversity and Behavioral Disorders
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ

MA, Special Education: Behavioral Disorders
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ

BS, Psychology
Hacettepe University
Ankara, Turkey


Scheduled Teaching

  • Multicultural Issues in Special Education
    Course Prefix: 194, Course Number: 710
     
  • Diversity in Special Education
    Course Prefix: 194, Course Number: 699
     
  • Independent Reading – Cultural-Historical Activity Theory
    Course Prefix: 194, Course Number: 699, Course Delivery Mode: Individual
     
  • Multicultural Issues in Special Education
    Course Prefix: 194, Course Number: 710
     
  • Independent Reading - Disproportionality
    Course Prefix: 194, Course Number: 699
     
  • Multicultural Issues in Special Education
    Course Prefix: 194, Course Number: 710
     
  • Fall 2012 - Diversity in Special Education
    Course Prefix: 194, Course Number: 466
     
  • Spring 2012 - Multicultural Issues in Special Education
     
  • Culture, Learning, & disability (2011)
    Course Prefix: 194, Course Number: 660
     
  • Individuals with Learning and Behavioral Disabilities (2010)
    Course Prefix: 194, Course Number: 470
     
  • Multicultural Issues in Special Education
    Course Prefix: 194, Course Number: 710
     
  • Academic Instruction: Learning and Behavioral Disabilities (2010)
    Course Prefix: 194, Course Number: 469
     
  • Individuals with Disabilities (2009-2010)
     
  • Individuals with Learning and Behavioral Disabilities (2010)
    Course Prefix: 194, Course Number: 470
     

Grants and Sponsorships

  • 2019-2021 - Amount: $254,656.00, "Building A Community-School-University Partnership For Systemic Transformation: Toward A Culturally Responsive Indigenous Learning Lab," Awarded By: The Network, Grant Institution: School of Education, Sponsor Type: University of Wisconsin-Madison, Aydin Bal; Aaron Bird Bear.
  • 2018-2019 - Amount: $24,990.00, "Developing A Health Promotion Program For El Salvadorans With Chronic Illness And Disability," Awarded By: The Network, Grant Institution: School of Education, Sponsor Type: University of Wisconsin-Madison, David Aaron Rosenthal; Aydin Bal.
  • 2018-2019 - "Working With Syrian Refugee Families In Turkey," Awarded By: Fulbright U.S. Core Scholar Program, Grant Institution: The United States Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Sponsor Type: Federal, Aydin Bal.
  • 2013-2014 - Amount: $123,688.00, "Culturally Responsive Positive Behavioral Interventions And Supports (crpbis) Implementation.," Awarded By: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction., Aydin Bal.
  • 2012-2013 - Amount: $453,216.00, "Culturally Responsive Positive Behavioral Interventions And Supports (crpbis) Implementation: An Equity-Oriented Systemic Transformation.," Awarded By: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Sponsor Type: State, Aydin Bal, Principal.
  • 2011-2012 - Amount: $13,335.00, "Disproportionality: Understanding Multiple Perspectives Of Families And Educators For A Systemic Change Effort," Awarded By: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF), Sponsor Type: State, Aydin Bal, Principal.
  • 2011-2012 - Amount: $11,000.00, "Madison Metropolitan School District Disproportionalitydemonstration Project-Phase Ii," Awarded By: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Sponsor Type: State, Aydin Bal, Principal.
  • 2011-2011 - Amount: $53,334.00, "Culturally Responsive Positive Behavioral Interventions And Supports (crpbis) Framework Development And Research Design," Awarded By: Culturally Responsive Education for All: Training and Enhancement Center (CREATE), Aydin Bal, Principal.
  • 2010-2011 - Amount: $25,000.00, "Disproportionality Demonstration Project," Awarded By: Madison Metropolitan School District, Sponsor Type: Local, Aydin Bal, Principal.
  • 2008-2010 - Amount: $50,000.00, "The Arizona Lost Boys Center Behavioral Health Programs," Awarded By: African refugees Aetna Foundation & St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, Sponsor Type: Local, Aydin Bal, Principal.
  • 2007-2009 - Amount: $225,000.00, "Cultural Relevant Behavioral Health Program For Sudanese Refugees," Awarded By: Gila River Indian Community State-Shared Revenue Program & St. Luke’s Health Initiatives, Sponsor Type: Local, Aydin Bal, Principal.

Publications

  • Bal, A., Betters-Bubon, J., & Fish, R. (2019). A multilevel analysis of statewide disproportionality in exclusionary discipline and the identification of emotional disturbance. Education and Urban Society. 51(2), 247-268.
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  • Bal, A., Afacan, K., & Caki, H.I. (2019). Transforming schools from the ground-up with local stakeholders: Implementing Learning Lab for inclusion and systemic transformation at a middle school. Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education. 50(3), 359-387.
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  • Bal, A. (2017). System of disability. Critical Education. 8(6), 1-27.
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  • Bal, A., & Trainor, A.A. (2016). Culturally responsive research rubric for experimental intervention studies: The development of a rubric for paradigm expansion. Review of Educational Research. 86(2), 319-359.
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  • Bal, A. (2016). From intervention to innovation: A cultural-historical approach to racial disproportionality in special education. Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education. 47, 409-427.
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  • Engeström, Y., Sannino, A., Bal, A., Lotz-Sisitka, H., Pesanayi, T., Chikunda, C., & Lee, Y.J. (2016, October (4th Quarter/Autumn)). Agentive learning for sustainability and equity: Communities, cooperatives and social movements as emerging foci of the learning sciences. Proceedings of the International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ISLS) 2016, Singapore: ISLS.
  • Bal, A., Sullivan, A., & Harper, J. (2014). A situated analysis of special education disproportionality for systemic change in an urban school district. Remedial and Special Education. 35(1), 3-14.
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  • Bal, A. (2014). Becoming in/competent learners in the United States: Refugee students’ academic identities in figured worlds of difference. International Multilingual Research Journal. 8(2), 271-290.
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  • Bal, A., Kozleski, E.B., Schrader, E.M., Rodriquez, E.M., & Pelton, S. (2014). Systemic transformation from the ground–up: Using learning lab to design culturally responsive schoolwide positive behavioral supports. Remedial and Special Education. 35(6), 327-339.
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  • Trainor, A.A., & Bal, A. (2014). Development and preliminary analysis of a rubric for culturally responsive research. Journal of Special Education. 47, 203-216.
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  • Bal, A. (2008). Posttraumatic stress disorder in Turkish child and adolescent survivors three years after the Marmara Earthquake. Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 13(3), 134-139.
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  • Bal, A., & Trainor, A.A. Culturally responsive experimental intervention studies in special education: The development of a rubric. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Presentations

  • Bal, A., Afacan, K., & Cakir, H. (2019). A multi-site formative intervention study for inclusive organizational design in the United States, 35th European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS) Colloquium, EGOS, Edinburgh, UK.
  • Bal, A. (2019). Construindo coalisões universidade/escola/comunidade sob a perspectiva da justiça social nos Estados Unidos (Builiding university-school-community coalitions for social justice in the United States), XII Diálogos desde el Sur, Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • Bal, A., Afacan, K., Cakir, H., Clardy, T., Love, L., & Ko, D. (2018). Radical possibilities of transforming schools with local stakeholders: A formative intervention study for expansive learning, American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, AERA, New York, NY.
  • Bal, A. (2018). What’s Marx got to do with the racialization of disability?, American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, AERA, New York, NY.
  • Bal, A. (2018). Designing school-wide behavioral support systems with families, students, and community members, International Congress on Early Childhood Intervention (ICECI), ICECI, Antalya, Turkey.
  • Bal, A. (2017). Educational equity and participatory social justice, 10th Foro de Lenguas, National Administration of Public Education (ANEP), Montevideo, Uruguay.
  • Bal, A., Afacan, K., Cakir, H., & Clardy, T. (2017). Disrupting the racialization of discipline: Culturally responsive behavioral support at an urban middle school, American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, AERA, San Antonio, TX.
  • Bal, A., & Harper, J. (2017). Madison Learning Lab: A collaborative systemic transformation project to address the racialization of behavioral problems, American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, AERA, San Antonio, TX.
  • Bal, A., Goff, P., & Park, S. (2016). Racial disproportionality in identification of behavioral disorders: A longitudinal analysis of contextual factors, American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, AERA, Washington, DC.
  • Bal, A. (2012). Culturally responsive school-wide positive behavioral supports: An equity-oriented systemic change model to address minority disproportionality, American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, AERA, Vancouver, Canada.

Departmental Service

  • Faculty Annual Review Committee
    Dates of Membership: 2017 - 2018
  • Committee Member. Period of Service: 2017 - 2018

  • Faculty Search Committee
    Dates of Membership: 2017 - 2018
  • Committee Chair. Period of Service: 2017 - 2018

  • Scholarship Committee
    Dates of Membership: 2014 - 2018
  • Committee Member.

  • External Review & Self Study Committee
    Dates of Membership: 2012 - Pres.
  • Committee Member. Period of Service: 2012 - Pres.

  • Special Education Area-Graduate Studies and Admissions Committee
    Dates of Membership: 2010 - 2013
  • Committee Member. Period of Service: 2010 - 2013

  • Special Education Area- Faculty Search Committee
    Dates of Membership: 2010 - 2012
  • Committee Member. Period of Service: 2010 - 2012

School Service

  • Committee on Inequalities in Education
    Dates of Membership: 2017 - Pres.
  • Member. Period of Service: 2017 - Pres.

  • Committee on Students of Color in Elementary Education
    Dates of Membership: 2017 - 2018
  • Member. Period of Service: 2017 - Pres.

  • Faculty & Staff Distinguished Achievement Awards Selection Committee
    Dates of Membership: 2017 - 2017
  • Member. Period of Service: 2017 - 2017

  • Global Educational Experience Committee
    Dates of Membership: 2010 - Pres.
  • Member. Period of Service: 2010 - Pres.

  • Technology Policy Advisory Committee (ITPAC)
    Dates of Membership: 2009 - 2011
  • Member. Period of Service: 2009 - 2011

  • International Alliance of Leading Education Institutions (IALEI)
    Dates of Membership: 2009 - 2010
  • UW-Madison Representative. Period of Service: 2009 - 2010

Public Service

  • Remedial and Special Education (RASE)
    Dates of Membership: 2012 - 2015
  • Editor, Journal Editor. Period of Service: 2012 - 2015

  • International Multilingual Research Journal
    Dates of Membership: 2012 - 2014
  • Editorial Review Board Member. Period of Service: 2012 - 2014

  • Teachers College Records
    Dates of Membership: 2012 - 2012
  • Guest Reviewer. Period of Service: 2012 - 2012

  • Urban Education
    Dates of Membership: 2012 - 2012
  • Guest Reviewer. Period of Service: 2012 - 2012

  • AERA Annual Meeting
    Dates of Membership: 2011 - 2012
  • session co-chair. Period of Service: 2011 - 2012

  • Educational Researcher
    Dates of Membership: 2011 - 2012
  • guest reviewer. Period of Service: 2011 - 2012

  • International Multilingual Research Journal
    Dates of Membership: 2011 - 2011
  • Guest Reviewer. Period of Service: 2011 - 2011

  • American Educational Research Journal
    Dates of Membership: 2010 - 2010
  • Guest Reviewer. Period of Service: 2010 - 2010

  • International Journal of Early Childhood Special Education
    Dates of Membership: 2009 - 2012
  • Editor, Associate Editor. Period of Service: 2009 - 2012

  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)
    Dates of Membership: 2009 - 2010
    Accomplishments: Annual Meeting.
  • Reviewer. Period of Service: 2009 - 2010

  • Anxiety, Stress, & Coping
    Dates of Membership: 2009 - 2009
  • Ad hoc or Guest Reviewer. Period of Service: 2009 - 2009

  • The Journal of Special Education
    Dates of Membership: 2008 - 2012
  • Ad hoc or Guest Reviewer. Period of Service: 2008 - 2012

  • Psychiatric Research
    Dates of Membership: 2008 - 2010
  • Guest Reviewer. Period of Service: 2008 - 2010

  • The Journal of Special Education
    Dates of Membership: 2008 - 2008
    Accomplishments: (with Alfredo Artiles).
  • Guest Co-Editor. Period of Service: 2008 - 2008

  • European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
    Dates of Membership: 2007 - 2008
  • Guest Reviewer. Period of Service: 2007 - 2008

  • Education and Treatment of Children (ETC)
    Dates of Membership: 2006 - 2006
  • Assistant Editor. Period of Service: 2006 - 2006

  • International Council for Exceptional Children(CEC)
    Dates of Membership: 2005 - 2012
    Accomplishments: Annual International Convention and Expo.
  • Reviewer, Grant Proposal. Period of Service: 2005 - 2012

  • European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (2007-2008)
    Dates of Membership: 2005 - 2005
  • Ad hoc or Guest Reviewer. Period of Service: 2005 - 2005

  • Exceptional Children
    Dates of Membership: 2005 - 2005
  • Ad hoc or Guest Reviewer. Period of Service: 2005 - 2005

  • Current Issues in Education
    Dates of Membership: 2004 - 2005
  • Associate Editor. Period of Service: 2004 - 2005

  • Teacher Educators for Children with Behavior Disorders
    Dates of Membership: 2004 - 2005
  • President. Period of Service: 2004 - 2005

  • Education and Treatment of Children
    Dates of Membership: 2002 - 2009
  • Ad hoc or Guest Reviewer. Period of Service: 2002 - 2009

Public Service

  • Wisconsin Family Impact Seminar Committee Connect
    Dates of Membership: 2017 - Pres.

  • Madison Metropolitan School District -Development of 2016-2019 Special Education Action Plan
    Dates of Membership: 2015 - 2016

  • Madison Metropolitan School District – School Climate Survey Advisory Committee
    Dates of Membership: 2014 - 2014

  • St. Luke’s Health Initiatives Governor’s Behavioral Health Advisory Board
    Dates of Membership: 2006 - 2006

  • Arizona Sudanese Lost Boys Center Board of Directors
    Dates of Membership: 2005 - 2007

  • Teacher Educators for Children with Behavior Disorders
    Dates of Membership: 2004 - 2005

Awards and Honors

  • Early Career Award
    Organization: American Educational Research Association (AERA)
    Purpose: Scholarship/Research
    Scope: International
    Date(s): 2019
  • Senior Scholars Award
    Organization: The Fulbright Program
    Purpose: Scholarship/Research
    Scope: International
    Date(s): 2018 - 2019
  • Other
    Organization: Other
    Date(s): 2018
  • Review of Research Award
    Organization: American Educational Research Association (AERA)
    Purpose: Scholarship/Research
    Scope: International
    Description: with Alfredo J. Artiles and Sherman Dorn
    Date(s): 2017
  • Other
    Organization: Other
    Date(s): 2016

Memberships

  • International Society for Cultural and Activity Research (ISCAR)
    Member Since: 2007
  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)
  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
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