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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Affiliate Faculty:

June Canty