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Kristall Day

Associate Professor of Education / Director of Assessment


Sansbury Hall, Rm. 125

  • Ph.D., The Ohio State University
  • M.A., The Ohio State University
  • B.A., West Liberty University

Kristall Day, Ph.D., BCBA, is an Associate Professor in the Division of Education with a specialization in Special Education. Prior to joining ODU, Dr. Day was a Senior Lecturer in Special Education and the edTPA Coordinator at The Ohio State University. She has served as a middle and high school intervention specialist and has experience teaching children with mild through intensive disabilities. She currently has licenses in special education, music education, principal grades 5 through 12 and she is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).

Dr. Day's research interests include interventions to increase preservice teachers' generalization of knowledge to the field setting, preservice teacher assessment development and validation, reading and transition curricula for adolescents with disabilities, and interventions to increase on-task behavior of high school students with disabilities. She has published and presented on topics such as:

  • Formative Instructional Practices (FIP)
  • Self-monitoring of on-task behavior
  • Using mnemonics to support preservice teacher objective writing
  • edTPA implementation and data analysis strategies
  • Development and implementation of curricula to support youth with disabilities in transitioning to post-secondary settings
Dr. Day holds of Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education and Special Education from West Liberty State University; a Master of Arts degree in Special Education from Ohio State University; and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Special Education from Ohio State University.