2015 Awards and Stipends

The 2015 awards ceremony of the Midwest Symposium for Leadership in Behavior Disorders (MSLBD) celebrates the people who have influenced the past, present, and future of the field of educating children with significant behavioral or emotional issues. https://archive.org/details/MSLBD2015AwardsCeremony

Part of the awards ceremony for the MSLBD 2015 meeting. This part features excerpts from the various conversation conducted by the Janus Project. Leaders in the field of autism and EBD who had passed during 2015 were also honored in this video. https://archive.org/details/MSLB

The Outstanding Leadership Award

The Midwest Symposium presents this award to an individual who has exhibited outstanding service and leadership to the field of behavior disorders on a national level. Two individuals were recognized in 2015 with this award. 

Debra Kamps, Ph.D., Juniper Gardens Children's Project, University of Kansas, Kansas City, Kansas
"In recognition of her outstanding research and advocacy work on evidence-based interventions that have an enduring impact on children with behavioral disorders in addition to her direct support of students, teachers, and schools."

Kathleen Lynne Lane, Ph.D., University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
"In recognition of her exemplary research work in areas such as prevention and early intervention for students with behavioral disorders which has transformed practices in classrooms, schools and school systems and exemplifies the highest quality of service to our field."


  • Dr. Kathleen Lane and Dr. Debra Kamps,
    Dr. Kathleen Lane and Dr. Debra Kamps,

    2015 Outstanding Leadership Award Recipients

Doctoral and Master's Degree Stipend Award 

Provided to students pursuing, or applying to pursue, a Doctoral or Masters degree in special education with a program emphasis in behavior disorders or a closely related field.

  • Jason Chow
    Jason Chow

    Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee
    Doctoral Stipend

  • Shanna Hirsch
    Shanna Hirsch

    University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
    Doctoral Stipend

  • Emily Swogger
    Emily Swogger

    University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
    Master's Stipend