Casey Hord

Casey Hord

Associate Professor

Teachers College 600G
2600 Clifton Ave.
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio 45221
Phone (513) 556-2481

Professional Summary

Casey Hord is an Associate Professor in the Department of Special Education. His primary research interest is developing mathematics interventions for students with learning disabilities and students with mild intellectual disability. Other research interests include the role of visual representations and strategic questioning in mathematics teaching, the training of pre-service teachers to teach mathematics to students with mild disabilities, and the potential role of mathematics tutors for students with mild disabilities in urban, suburban, and rural settings.

For more information on UC student involvement in tutoring contexts in the community, please see this link: and, if you have an interest in volunteering as a tutor at a local school, please email Dr. Hord at

For more information about Dr. Hord's National Science Foundation project (in collaboration with Anna DeJarnatte) and related research, please see the following links:

If you are interested in getting a PhD in Educational Studies with a concentration in Special Education, please contact Dr. Hord at


PhD: Purdue University 2012 (Special Education)

M. S. Ed.: Southern Illinois University Edwardsville 2002 (Elementary Education)

B.A. : Millikin University 1997 (Sociology)

Positions and Work Experience

2018 -To Present Associate Professor, University of Cincinnati,

Research Support

Grant: #DRL-1417983 Investigators:Koenig, K. (PI), Bao, L., Hord, C., & Zydney, J. 09-01-2014 -08-31-2017 National Science Foundation Teacher Professional Development for Technology--Enhance Inquiry to Foster Students' 21st Century Learning Role:Collaborator $449,876 Completed Type:Grant

Grant: #ARP ESSER Sourced Grants / S425U210035 Investigators:Hord, C. (PI); Doyle, Kathryn; DeJarnette, Anna 07-01-2022 -06-30-2024 Department of Education Closing the Gap for Students with Learning Difficulties Enrolled in Algebra 1 and High School Geometry Role:PI $499996.44 Active Type:Grant

Grant: #RSC14036 /ODE 63941 /USEd H027A140111A Investigators:Camp, E. M. (PI), Kroeger, S. D., Haydon, T, & Hord, C. 07-01-2014 -06-30-2015 Department of Education Addressing the Needs of Every Student: An Evidence-Based Model for Inclusive and Special Education Teacher Preparation Role:Collaborator $250,000 Completed Type:Grant

Grant: #DRL-1813903 Investigators:Hord, Casey (PI); DeJarnette, Anna (Co-PI) 08-01-2018 -07-31-2021 National Science Foundation Training Pre-Service Teachers to Tutor Students with Learning Disabilities in Algebra I Role:PI $450,000.00 Active


Peer Reviewed Publications

Marita, S., & Hord, C. (2017. ) Review of Mathematics Interventions for Secondary Students with Learning Disabilities .Learning Disability Quarterly, , 40 ,29-40

Xin, Y. P., Tzur, R., Hord, C., Liu, J., Park, J. Y., & Si, L. (2017. ) An Intelligent Tutor-assisted Mathematics Intervention Program for Students with Learning Difficulties .Learning Disability Quarterly, , 40 ,4-16

Taylor, G. S., & Hord, C. (2016. ) An exploratory analysis of a middle school science curriculum: Implications for students with learning disabilities. .Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, , 21 (2 ) ,1-13

Hord, C., Marita, S., Walsh, J. B., Tomaro, T. M., & Gordon, K. (2016. ) Conversational scaffolding for students with LD. Mathematics Teacher, , 109, ,612-617

Hord, C., Marita, S., Walsh, J. B., Tomaro, T. M., Gordon, K., & Saldanha, R. L. (2016. ) Teacher and student use of gesture and access to secondary mathematics for students with learning disabilities: An exploratory study .Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, , 14 ,189-206

Hord, C., Tzur, R., Xin, Y. P., Si, L., Kenney, R., & Woodward, J. (2016. ) Overcoming a 4th Grader’s Challenges with Working-Memory via Constructivist-Based Pedagogy and Strategic Scaffolds: Tia’s Solutions to Challenging Multiplicative Tasks .Journal of Mathematical Behavior, , 44 ,13-33

Hord, C. & Xin, Y. P. (2015. ) Teaching area and volume to students with mild intellectual disability .Journal of Special Education, , 49 (118-128 ) ,

Hord, C., & Marita, S. (2014. ) Students with learning disabilities tackling multi-step problems: Better opportunities through math conversations supported by tables. .Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School., , 19 ,548-555

Hord, C., & Newton, J. (2014. ) Mathematics curricula and the needs of students with learning disabilities .School Science and Mathematics., , 114 ,191-201

Xin, Y. P. & Hord, C. (2013. ) Conceptual model based teaching to facilitate geometry learning of students who struggle in mathematics .Journal of Scholastic Inquiry: Education, , 1 (1 ) ,147-160

Hord, C., & Xin, Y. P. (2013. ) Intervention research for helping elementary school students with math learning disabilities understand and solve word problems from 1996-2009 .Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, , 19 ,3-17

Tzur, R., Johnson, H. L., McClintock, E., Kenney, R. H., Xin, Y. P., Si, L., Woodward, J., Hord, C., & Jin, X. (2013. ) Distinguishing schemes and tasks in children's development of multiplicative reasoning .PNA, , 7 (3 ) ,85-101

Hord, C., & Bouck, E. C. (2012. ) Review of academic mathematics instruction for students with mild intellectual disability. Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, , 47 ,389-400.

Xin, Y. P., Hord, C., Zhang, D., Cetintas, S, Park. J., & Si, L. (2012. ) The effects of computer-assisted instruction in teaching conceptual model-based problem solving .Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, , 18 ,71-85.

Cetintas, S., Si, L., Xin, Y. P., & Hord, C. (2010. ) Automatic detections of off-task behaviors in intelligent tutoring systems with machine learning techniques. IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, , (3 ) ,228 -236

Hord, C., Marita, S., Ayaz, S., Tomaro, T. M., Gordon, K., Tunningley, J., & Haskins, S. (2018. ) Diverse Needs of Students with Learning Disabilities: Meeting High Expectations in Algebra .Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs., , (18 ) ,25-35

Buncher, A., Hord, C., Weaver, K., & Gamel, Z. (2019. ) Visual representations and verbal schemas: A case study of one student with high-functioning autism. Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, , 19 ,79-91

Marita, S., Hord. C., & Gamel, Z. (2018. ) Adapting instruction in response to academic and social situational tendencies: Supporting a student with a learning disability. .Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, , 16 ,139-156

Zeng, W., Ju. S., & Hord, C. (2018. ) A literature review of academic interventions for college students with learning disabilities .Learning Disability Quarterly, , 41 ,159-169

Hord, C., Kastberg, S., & Marita, S. (2019. ) Layering visuals to empower struggling students working with scatterplots and two-step equations .Australian Mathematics Education Journal, , 1 (12 ) ,6-10

Walsh, J. B., & Hord, C. (2019. ) Using gestures and diagrams to support students with learning disabilities enrolled in Algebra II .Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, , 17 ,59-75

Zydney, J. M., Hord, C., & Koenig, K. (2020. ) Helping students with learning disabilities through video-based, universally designed assessment. .eLearn Magazine. , ,

Veldhaus, I., DeJarnette, A. F., Gamel, Z., & Hord, C. (2020. ) Broadening the range of teacher questioning to get students talking. .Australian Mathematics Education Journal, , 2 (1 ) ,20-23

Hord, C., Ladrigan, E., & Saldanha, R. L. (2020. ) A student with a learning disability and multi-step equations with fractions. .Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal , , 18 (1 ) ,113-123

Hord, C., DeJarnette, A. F., McMillan, L. A., & Baldrick, P. (2020. ) A student with mild intellectual disability and two-step equations. Support for Learning, , 35 (4 ) ,506-521

Hord, C., & DeJarnette, A. F. (2020. ) Perspectives on Algebra I tutoring experiences with students with learning disabilities. .Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal , , 18 (2 ) ,177-192

DeJarnette, A. F., McMahon, S., & Hord, C. (2020. ) Interpretations of slope through written and verbal interactions between a student and her tutors in Algebra 1. .REDIMAT-Journal of Research in Mathematics Education, , 9 (2 ) ,121-146

Krumpelman, M. L, & Hord, C. (2021. ) Experiences of young adults with autism without co-occurring intellectual disability: A review of the literature. .Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, , 56 (1 ) ,70-82

Contact Information

Academic - Teachers College 600G
2600 Clifton Ave.
Cincinnati  Ohio, 45221
Phone: (513) 556-2481