Karrie A. Shogren

Professor/Senior Scientist
Primary office:
785-864-8044
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Rm. 516
University of Kansas
1122 W. Campus Rd.
Lawrence, KS 66045-3101


Karrie A. Shogren, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Department of Special Education, Senior Scientist in the Life Span Institute, and co-Director of the Kansas University Center on Developmental Disabilities. Dr. Shogren's research focuses on self-determination and systems of support for students with disabilities and she has a specific interest in the multiple, nested contextual factors that impact student outcomes. Dr. Shogren has published over 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals, is the author or co-author of 10 books, and is one of the co-authors of Intellectual Disability: Definition, Classification, and Systems of Support, the 11th Edition of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities' seminal definition of intellectual disability (formerly mental retardation) as well as the Supports Intensity Scale-Children’s and Adult Version. Dr. Shogren has received grant funding from several sources, including the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) and National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR). Dr. Shogren is co-Editor of Inclusion and Remedial and Special Education, and Associate Editor of Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities.


Teaching Interests

  • Self-determination, intellectual disability, systems of support, transition, research design and analysis

Research

Dr. Shogren's research focuses on self-determination and systems of support for adolescents with disabilities and she has a specific interest in the multiple, nested contextual factors that impact outcomes

Research Interests

  • Self-determination, systems of support, intellectual disability, public policy, context

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