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Washington State University
College of Education

Special Education Faculty

Special Education Program Faculty

Lauren Bruno, PhD
Improving transition outcome for youth with disabilities.
lauren.bruno@wsu.edu

Michael Dunn, PhD
Literacy skills /strategies to assist struggling readers and writers; and response to intervention.
dunnmi@wsu.edu

Yun-Ju Hsiao, PhD
Autism spectrum disorders; families of students with disabilities; and evidence-based practices.
yhsiao@tricity.wsu.edu

Donald McMahon, PhD
Universal Design for Learning (UDL); mobile devices; and augmented reality as an assistive technology for students with disabilities.
don.mcmahon@wsu.edu

Darcy Miller, PhD
Special education policies and law; Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders; teacher preparation; and behavior/emotional disorders.
darcymiller@wsu.edu

Sara Petersen, JD
Special education law; and teaching students requiring intensive educational supports.
speterse@wsu.edu

Marcus Poppen, PhD
Behavioral and mental health; juvenile delinquency; family and human services; secondary special education; and transition.
Marcus.poppen@wsu.edu

Holly Whittenburg, PhD
Improving employment outcomes for transition-aged students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and intellectual disability.
holly.whittenburg@wsu.edu

Affiliate Faculty:

June Canty