Amy Gaumer Erickson

Amy Gaumer Erickson
  • Associate Research Professor, KU Center for Research on Learning

Contact Info

Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 702
1122 W Campus Rd
Lawrence, KS 66045-3101


Dr. Amy Gaumer Erickson, is an associate research professor at the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning, focuses on comprehensive implementation and evaluation of educational initiatives that improve in-school and post-school outcomes for students. Her work centers on the implementation of instructional practices within a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) that enable students with and without disabilities to become college and career ready. Through her collaboration with state departments of education, Dr. Gaumer Erickson designs high-quality professional development and implements evaluation plans that track the fidelity of implementation, as well as the short-term, intermediate, and long-term outcomes for students. To support continuous educational improvement, she has developed evaluation instruments that provide a school-wide perspective on educators’ implementation. She has also published books and articles that provide practical assessments and instructional strategies to support the cognitive, intrapersonal, and interpersonal growth of students.

College & Career Competency Framework


Ph.D. in Special Education, University of Kansas
M.S. in Special Education, University of Kansas
B.S. in Special Education & Psychology, McPherson College


Research interests:

  • MTSS
  • special education
  • inclusive education
  • educational reform

Selected Publications

Gaumer Erickson, A.S., Noonan, P.M., Brussow, J. & Supon Carter, K. (2016). Measuring the quality of professional development training. Professional Development in Education. DOI: 10.1080/1941525.2016.1179665.

Gaumer Erickson, A.S., Noonan, P.M., Supon Carter, K., McGurn, L., & Purifoy, E. (2015). The Team Functioning Scale: Evaluating and improving effectiveness of school teams. International Journal of Educational Research, 69, 1-11.

Gaumer Erickson, A.S., Noonan, P.M., Zheng, C., & Brussow, J.A. (2015). The relationship between self-determination and academic achievement for adolescents with intellectual disabilities. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 36, 45-54.

Gaumer Erickson, A.S., Noonan, P.M., Brussow, J.A., & Gilpin, B. (2014). The impact of IDEA Indicator 13 compliance on postsecondary outcomes. Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 37, 161-167.

Gaumer Erickson, A.S., Noonan, P.M., & Jenson, R. (2012). The School Implementation Scale: Measuring implementation in response to intervention models. Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 10(2), 33-52.