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Erik Drasgow, Ph.D.

Title: Professor
Department: Department of Educational and Developmental Science
College of Education
Phone: 803-777-8898

Wardlaw 235I & 261B

Resources: Curriculum Vitae [pdf]
Erik Drasgow, Ph.D.


Ph.D. in Special Education (Severe Disabilities-Applied Behavior Analysis), University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, Illinois

M.S. in Education (Education of the Hearing-Impaired), Cooperative St. Mary's School for the Deaf/Canisus College Teacher Preparation Program, Buffalo, New York

B.A. in Psychology and English Literature, State University of New York, Buffalo, New York

Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Approved Provider for SCDDSN MR/RD Waiver Behavior Support Services


Erik Drasgow's research interests include language and communication intervention for individuals with severe disabilities, functional assessment and positive behavior support, special education law, and teacher training and retention.


Teaching areas/areas of expertise: Applied behavior analysis, behavior support, autism, severe and multiple disabilities

Selected publications since 2000

(Please see Curriculum Vitae)

Selected Awards

University of South Carolina Educational Foundation Research Award for Professional Schools. 2010.

University of South Carolina, College of Education Research Award. 2008

University of South Carolina, College of Education, George H. Lackey, Jr. Award for Inspirational Teaching. 2004


Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.