Deborah Telfer, Ph.D.

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Deborah Telfer, Ph.D.

Director, Grant Center

  • Staff


Oversight of all Grant Center operations, including the following:

  • day-to-day supervision of staff
  • interacting with SEHS leadership to ensure Grant Center activities align with/respond to SEHS priorities
  • ensuring the timely and high-quality implementation of all projects operated through the Grant Center
  • identifying new opportunities consistent with the Grant Center/SEHS mission, including primarily federally funded (prime and non-prime) opportunities
  • developing national/federal and state-supported collaborative partnerships to support the mission of SEHS


  • Ph.D., Special Education, The Ohio State University
  • M.A., School Psychology, The Ohio State University
  • B.S., Psychology, The Ohio State University

Research Interests

District-wide implementation to improve outcomes for marginalized learners