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Adelaide Kelly-Massoud Director for the Special Education Program School of Education

Dr. Adelaide Kelly-Massoud is the Director of the MA in Special Education: Learning Disabilities program. Adelaide received her undergraduate from the University of Connecticut. Soon after she received her Master’s in Special Education and Human Development from The George Washington University. After years of teaching students with diagnosed emotional and behavioral disabilities as well as autism Adelaide pursued TEACCH and BCBA work to expand her work in the field of autism. Adelaide earned a doctoral degree in Special Education and Applied Neuroscience from The George Washington University. Adelaide is a qualitative researcher and is passionate about mixed methods approaches to inform the field of special education. Adelaide has presented at national and international conferences. Adelaide has published qualitative work and currently works on several research projects at AU and with other reputable universities. Adelaide was a member of AU's first faculty cohort on anti-racist pedagogy. Adelaide serves as faculty within the School of Education for Special Education, Masters of Art in Teaching, and the Educational Doctoral Program. Adelaide is proud mother of two. Adelaide has presented at both national and international conferences.
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