Ryan Kellems

Adjunct Faculty, Special Education
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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 Young University, teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in Special Education. Prior to working at BYU  Dr. Kellems was on the faculty at the University of Oregon where he worked for the National Post-School Outcomes Center. His primary research interests are transition, post-school outcomes of students with disabilities, assistive technology, video modeling, and working with young adults with autism in community-based vocational settings.  Prior to completing his doctoral degree Dr. Kellems was a high school teacher where he worked in both rural and urban settings as a special education and Social Studies teacher. Dr. Kellems provides training nationally on the use of video modeling to teach transition and classroom skills to young adults and students with disabilities.

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