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Taryn VanderPyl


VanderPyl, T. (in review). “We’re silent heroes”: Inmate firefighters’ experiences with dignity and shame in a prison labor program. Manuscript submitted for consideration to The Prison Journal.

VanderPyl, T., & Eisen, D. (in review). “The person I dislike is myself”: How narratives of individualism shape justice-involved youth’s identity construction. Manuscript submitted for consideration to Humanity and Society.

VanderPyl, T., & Yoho, L. M. (2019). Band-Aids for barriers: Key transition policy factors as experienced by incarcerated youth. Journal of Forensic Vocational Analysis, Special Issue: Transition, 19(1).

VanderPyl, T. (2019). “I want to have the American Dream”: Messages of materialism as a driving force in juvenile recidivism. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 46(5), 718-731. doi: 10.1177/0093854819826235

VanderPyl, T., Cruz, K., & McCauley, H. (2018). “I was considered a throw away child:” School-to-Prison Pipeline Through the Eyes of Incarcerated Youth and Adults. Boyhood Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal. 11(2), 17-33. doi: 10.3167/bhs.2018.110202

VanderPyl, T. (2018). “I wanna make my mom proud of me”: Embracing mothers as protective factors against future offending in delinquent youth. Juvenile and Family Court Journal, 69(3), 65-79. doi: 10.1111/jfcj.12117

VanderPyl, T. (2018). Incarcerated DisCrit: The intersection of disproportionality in race, disability, and juvenile justice. Justice Policy Journal, 15(1), 1-19. Available at

VanderPyl, T. (2017). Combatting othering and inspiring hope: A unique approach to teaching about juvenile justice. Journal of Criminal Justice Education. doi: 10.1080/10511253.2017.1419270

The IRIS Center (2017). Youth with disabilities in juvenile corrections (Part 2): Transition and reentry to school and community. (Content expert: Taryn VanderPyl). Available at

The IRIS Center (2016). Youth with disabilities in juvenile corrections (Part 1): Improving instruction. (Content expert: Taryn VanderPyl). Available at

VanderPyl, T. (2016). Easing reentry of incarcerated youth with and without disabilities through employability and social skills training (Doctoral dissertation). Available at ProQuest. (ID: 10807). Available at

Purper, C. J., VanderPyl, T., & Werner, S. B. (2016). Increasing early childhood educators’ knowledge of evidence-based practices: Recommended practices and resources. Young Exceptional Children, 19(4), 35-47. doi: 10.1177/1096250615598814

VanderPyl, T. (2015). Easing reentry through employability skills training for incarcerated youth. Journal of Applied Juvenile Justice Services, 41-57. Available at

VanderPyl, T. (2015, April 17). Moving from “What have I done?” to “What can I do?” [Web log]. Available at

VanderPyl, T. (2015, January 23). Education as liberation: The value of investing in prison education. [Web log]. Available at

VanderPyl, T. (2014). Myths of delinquency: Clarifying beliefs about juvenile delinquency. [Web log]. Available at

Werner, S., Purper, C., & VanderPyl, T. (2014). Managing classroom behavior: Learning how. The Special Edge, 27(3), 13-16.

VanderPyl, T. (2014, May). Distracted students? Make a plan for that. Education Update: Road Tested. 56(5). Available at¢-Make-a-Plan-for-That.aspx

VanderPyl, T. (2007). Growing pains: Giving new teachers the tools and tips they need to survive the early year and combat attrition. Education Resources Information Center. ED503270.