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Special Education | Faculty

Interim Director (2015-2016)

  1. Jennifer Durham, Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

    CAS - School of Education

    Dr. Jennifer Durham holds a PhD from George Mason University. Her research focuses upon arts integration, multi-sensory teaching methodologies, and assessment practices for children with specific learning disabilities. She is the co-author of Creativ… More

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  1. Alida Anderson, Associate Professor

    CAS - School of Education

    Alida Anderson earned her PhD in special education from the University of Maryland, College Park. Research and teaching interests focus on contextual factors associated with language development and literacy acquisition in children from diverse backg… More

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    (202) 885-6214

  2. Sarah Irvine Belson, Executive Director, Institute for Innovation in Education

    CAS - School of Education

    Dr. Sarah Irvine Belson holds a PhD from Arizona State University. Her research explores educational opportunity for children with disabilities and teacher education policy. Her focus on applied interventions for children at risk attends to two major… More

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    (202) 885-3714

  3. Susan Jaffe, Adjunct Instructor

  4. Lauren McGrath, Assistant Professor

    CAS - School of Education

    Dr. McGrath's research focuses on neuropsychological, genetic, and environmental risk factors for neurodevelopmental disorders, particularly learning disabilities. Her work is cross-disciplinary, integrating perspectives and methods from neuropsychol… More

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    (202) 885-2726

  5. Kimberly Palombo, Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

    CAS-Education Teaching Health

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    (202) 885-6214

  6. Nicole Scifo, Adjunct Instructor

  7. Melissa Wood, Adjunct Instructor

    Mary Beth Wood joined AU's media relations team in January 2010 after relocating from New York City. In her current role, Mary Beth is responsible for generating internal and external awareness and publicity for the School of International Service an… More

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