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Rebecca Hines is an Associate Professor at the University of Central Florida and is the Principal Investigator on two Office of Special Education personnel preparation grants and is a Co-PI on a Stepping Up with Technology grant, RAISE: Robots and Artificial Intelligence to Improve Social Skills for Elementary Students. She currently oversees the undergraduate exceptional student education program in the College of Community Innovation and Education at UCF, and created the new Exceptional Student Education Learning and Language track to provide more opportunities for students interested in working with students with disabilities. In addition to teacher preparation, her research interests include working with students with emotional/behavioral disorders, inclusion, and technology integration.