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Michael Behrmann

Professor, College of Education and Human Development; Director, Helen A. Kellar Institute for Human disAbilities

Expertise: Assistive Technology, Instructional Design, Inclusion, Special Education, Distance Education

Behrmann is a local, state, and national leader/innovator in special education. He has devoted 35 years to improving services and personnel preparation in the field of special education with his innovative work in teaching, research and service. He believes in collaborative research/training enhanced by technology. An early adopter of microcomputer technology, his pioneering pursuits are known worldwide. He wrote two of the first books on assistive and instructional technology.

He is currently the Helen A. Kellar Professor of Special Education in the Graduate School of Education and the coordinator of the special education programs.  He is the Director of the Helen A. Kellar Institute for Human disAbilities(KIHd), with over 50 funded faculty and staff of which over 15 percent have disabilities.

 

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Margo Mastropieri

Professor of Special Education

Expertise: Special Education, Inclusive education, Literacy strategies for students with disabilities, Learning and memory of students with disabilities

Mastropieri is interested in how students with disabilities learn in school and much of her research has focused on cognitive strategies designed to promote learning and retention of school-related information. She has also studied what happens during inclusive instruction with students with disabilities and suggested instructional strategies to facilitate inclusive efforts. Her publications include over 165 journal articles, 40 book chapters, and 25 co-authored or co-edited books.