H. E. Knowlton

Associate Professor Emeritus
Primary office:
542 Joseph R. Pearson Hall

Earle Knowlton is an Associate Professor Emeritus in the Department of Special Education specializing in human-computer interaction as it pertains to teacher quality and development.

Teaching Interests

  • Special Education
  • Classroom/Behavior Management


Simulation Training

Selected Publications

Powers, M., Knowlton, D. S., & Knowlton, H. E. (2012). Adapted Action Planning [Video learning object].

Elford, M., Powers, M., & Knowlton, H. E. (2012). TeachLive KU [Promotional video]..

Academic Degrees

  • Ed.D, Special Education - Learning Behavior Disorders, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, 1978
  • M. Ed., Special Education, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, 1973
  • B.S., Elementary Education, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1972


Research on and development of technological tools and innovations in the preparation of teachers and roles of computer and telecommunications technology in cognition and learning.

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2nd nationwide for most published journal articles in special education
Wayne Sailor directs KU’s largest grant, the $24.5 million SWIFT project, to develop a national center to assist schools
A $2.5 million grant will fund research on reasons effective technology tools are underused for students with disabilities
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26 prestigious Rhodes Scholars — more than all other Kansas colleges combined
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