Meet the A-State PBIS Resource Center Staff


From left to right: Becky Hegger, Tamara Williams, Shiela Stowers, Anne Merten, Dovie Burl.


Anne Merten

Project Program Manager/PBIS Resource Center Director
Center for Community Engagement
Arkansas State University
amerten@astate.edu

Anne Merten is a Project Program Manager and PBIS Resource Center Director for the Center for Community Engagement (CCE).  Anne directs the efforts of the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Resource Center at A-State, which supports the implementation of PBIS and RTI in districts and schools throughout Arkansas.  Anne earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business communication from Missouri State University and has worked in educational settings for the past 10 years where she provides training, technical assistance, and coaching for PBIS.


Dovie Burl

Project Program Manager/PBIS Consultant
Center for Community Engagement
Arkansas State University
dburl@astate.edu
870-540-6345

Dovie Burl is a PBIS Consultant with Arkansas State, Office of Behavioral Research & Evaluation (OBRE) and the Center for Community Engagement (CCE).  With 25 years of experience, she has journeyed from Higher Education to K-12, serving as Dean of Student, Program Director and District Administrator.  Dovie earned a Master’s degree in Higher Ed. Administration with an emphasis in Student Affairs and a Master’s in Gerontology, both from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.  She is the proud mom of Danny, an Engineer and Denisha, a Math and Science Teacher in public education. In her spare time, Dovie and Danny (her husband of 31 years) enjoy traveling, gardening and visiting their children.


Sheila Stowers

Associate Director, PBIS Consultant
Center for Community Engagement
& Office of Behavioral Research and Evaluation
Arkansas State University
sstowers@astate.edu

Sheila began working at OBRE/CCE in May 2017. She divides her time between serving as an evaluator on various projects and providing Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports training and coaching to schools across the state. Before coming to AState, Sheila was a high school English teacher and  Reading Specialist in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary English Education and a Master of Science degree in Curriculum and Instruction, with a specialization in Reading and Language Studies.

 


Becky Hegger

PBIS Consultant
Center for Community Engagement
Arkansas State University
rhegger@astate.edu

Rebecca (Becky) Hegger supports the Center for Community Engagement (CCE) as a Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) consultant. Becky has been with CCE since March of 2010, providing support as an evaluation assistant, PBIS trainer, and Project Program Manager. It has been a joy for her to be involved in building a resource center for PBIS! Becky earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Missouri University of Science and Technology in 1988 and worked in that field through 2006, when she and her family (husband John, children John Jr., Betsy, and Lily) moved to Jonesboro from St. Louis, MO. After experiencing PBIS from a parent’s point of view and having a background heavy in problem-solving, making the transition to evaluation and PBIS was a natural fit. Becky gladly continues to support PBIS efforts in Arkansas from her home in St. Louis.​