Tanya Ihlo, Ph.D.
Cadre 1 Technical Assistance Specialist
Midwest and Plains Equity Assistance Center 
  • Ph.D., School Psychology  (2004)
    University of Cincinnati - Cincinnati
  • M.Ed., School Pyschology  (1999)
    University of Cincinnati - Cincinnati
  • B.S., Biology (1995)
    University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Dr. Ihlo is the Cadre One State TA Specialist for the Midwest and Plains Equity Assistance Center. She is a Research Associate Professor at the Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families, and Schools (CYFS) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) and the Director of the Nebraska Multi-tiered Systems of Support Implementation Support Team (NeMTSS IST). Dr. Ihlo has over 15 years of experience in education. She has worked as an intervention specialist, reading and behavior coach, facilitator of a family-school partnership program, and educational consultant for a regional special education resource center in southwest Ohio. In her current role with the NeMTSS IST, Dr. Ihlo works with district and school teams to examine their current policies and practices to systematically plan for improvement in providing supports for students. Her research focuses on professional learning and coaching for teachers in use of data and effective instruction and intervention to develop high-quality learning environments. Dr. Ihlo has co-authored book chapters and peer-reviewed articles on positive behavior supports, mulit-tiered reading interventions, and early childhood consultation. She frequently presents at local, state, and national professional conferences.