Adjunct Faculty

Larry Finn
Lecturer, ASL, Special Education

Larry is currently the Curriculum/Assessment Coordinator at the Kansas School for the Deaf in Olathe, KS.  He received a Bachelors degree in Speech Communication from the University of Missouri at Kansas City and a Masters degree in Deaf Education from the University of Kansas.  He is... more

Amy Gaumer Erickson
Assistant Research Professor, Special Education
785-864-0517
1000 Sunnyside Av.,Rm 3088 University of Kansas

Dr. Amy Gaumer Erickson, an associate research professor at the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning, focuses on comprehensive evaluation of educational initiatives that improve in-school and post-school outcomes for students. Her works centers on the implementation of... more

Maria Compton Hernandez
Lecturer, ASL, Special Education

Maria Compton-Hernandez is currently chair person of the American Sign Language program and the Instructor for ASL Level 4. She earned her Master's Degree in Deaf Education at Western Maryland College.  She has a B.A. degree from Benedictine College in Secondary Education and English, with... more

Michael Hernandez
Lecturer, ASL, Special Education

I have a Masters in Deaf Education from Western Maryland College, Westminster, MD. A Bachelors in Science: Social Studies from Benedictine College, Atchison, KS. I earned my teaching certificate from California Poly Technic, Pomona, CA. I have been teaching at the Kansas State School for the... more

Robert Kent
Lecturer/Academic Program Associate, Special Education

J. Robert Kent, Ph.D., is adjunct researcher in the Department of Special Education and adjunct research associate in American Studies at the University of Kansas. His doctoral preparation in American Studies at KU, which included advanced study in sociology (mainly social theory), philosophy,... more

Ryan Kellems
Adjunct Faculty, Special Education

Dr. Kellems is currently an adjunct instructor at the University of Kansas.  Dr. Kellems earned his Ph.D. in Special Education at the University of Kansas with a major in Special Education and Transition, and a minor in Research Methodology. He is currently an Assistant Professor at Brigham... more

Ron Malcolm
Lecturer, ASL, Special Education

Ron Malcolm, Ed.D. is a Special Graduate Faculty member in the Department of Special Education  at the University of Kansas. He received his doctorate degree from Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona. His academic interests include: deafness, blindness, dual sensory impairments,... more

Amy McCart
Adjunct Faculty, Special Education, Director of Technical Assistance, SWIFT Center

Amy McCart, Ph.D. is an Associate Research Professor with Life Span Institute and Adjunct Faculty status with the Department of Special Education at the University of Kansas.  She is the Co-Principal Investigator for the Schoolwide Integrated Framework... more

Jessica Meisenheimer
Research Project Coordinator– SWIFT Center , Adjunct Professor – Department of Special Education

Jessica Meisenheimer is currently a Research Project Coordinator for the national technical assistance center on inclusive school reform (the SWIFT Center) and Adjunct Professor for the Department of Special Education at the University of Kansas.  At the SWIFT Center, Jessica provides... more

Pattie Noonan
Assistant Research Professor, Special Education
785-864-0593
Dole Human Development Center, 1000 Sunnyside Ave., Rm 3099

Dr. Pattie Noonan centers her work on providing and evaluating professional development related to improving education for all students. She holds a firm belief in the capacity of students with and without disabilities to achieve positive post-school outcomes through college and career... more

Susan Palmer
Courtesy Professor, Special Education
785-864-0270
1200 Sunnyside Ave., 3103 Haworth Hall

Susan B. Palmer, Ph.D. is a Courtesy Professor at the Department of Education assisting graduate students with thesis and dissertation research related to individuals with disabilities.  Dr. Palmer is also Research Professor at the Beach Center on Disability and the Kansas University Center... more

Dan Pollitt
Lecturer, Special Education

Daniel T. Pollitt, PhD, is a lecturer and researcher in the Department of Special Education at the University of Kansas (KU). He currently conducts research in the Center for Research on Learning (KU-CRL) and coordinates fidelity measurement for Schoolwide Integrated Framework for Transformation... more

Carol Quirk
Adjunct Faculty, Special Education

Carol Quirk, Ed.D. is a member of the KU SWIFT Center’s Executive Team, Facilitator for SWIFT technical assistance in Maryland, and co-leader of the SWIFT Research and Evaluation Team.  Established at KU in 2012, the Schoolwide... more

Dawn Rowe
Adjunct Faculty, Special Education

Dr. Rowe is a Research Associate in the College of Education at the University of Oregon and an adjunct instructor for the University of Kansas. Her duties include providing technical assistance to states and local education agencies on the collection, analysis, and use of post-school outcomes... more

Tricia Strickland
Adjunct Faculty, Special Education

Tricia K. Strickland, Ph.D. received her doctorate in special education with a concentration in mathematics education from the University of Maryland. Dr.  Strickland spent 12 years teaching mathematics to middle and high school students with diverse learning needs. Prior to teaching, she... more


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