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Michael Wehmeyer
Chair, Department of Special Education; Ross and Marianna Beach Distinguished Professor in Special Education; Director and Senior Scientist, Beach Center on Disability
785-864-0723
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 518

Brief Biography:

Michael L. Wehmeyer, Ph.D. is the Ross and Marianna Beach Distinguished Professor in Special Education and Chairperson, Department of Special Education as well as Director and Senior Scientist, at the Beach Center on Disability, all at the University of Kansas. Dr.... more

Jennifer Kurth
Associate Professor
785-864-4954
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 541

Dr. Jennifer Kurth is an Associate Professor of Special Education at the University of Kansas. Her academic interests include methods implementing inclusive education, including methods of embedding critical instruction within the context and routines of general education as well as methods of... more

James Thompson
Professor
785-864-1428
Haworth Hall, Room 3124

James R. Thompson, Ph.D. has over 30 years of experience in the field of developmental disabilities as a direct support professional, special educator, rehabilitation counselor, teacher educator, and researcher. He has authored or co-authored over 70 books, book chapters, monographs, and... more


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