Michael Bullis

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Dr. Michael Bullis is the Dean of the College of Education at the University of Oregon and the Sommerville-Knight Professor of Education. Dr. Bullis received his Ph.D. at the University of Oregon in 1983 in Special Education and Rehabilitation, specializing in research methods. Since 1986, he has been awarded and managed 38 externally funded federal and state evaluation contracts, research, and model demonstration projects - totaling more than $22 million and leveraging another $2.5 million in state matching funds. Dr. Bullis has conducted both quantitative and qualitative longitudinal studies of the school-to-transition experiences of adolescents with disabilities, directed community-based vocational programs for adolescents with extreme emotional and antisocial behaviors, and developed transition skills assessment instruments. Most recently he directed statewide studies of the facility- to-community transition experiences of incarcerated youth returning to their home communities. He serves as the research and evaluation consultant for Trillium Family Services, the largest residential treatment center for children and adolescents with mental illness in the Pacific Northwest and for the Oregon Youth Authority, the state's juvenile correctional system. He has more than 150 professional publications and regularly is invited to present across the country. Dr. Bullis teaches doctoral level research design courses in the College of Education and serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders and Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin. He is a former editor of Career Development for Exceptional Individuals.