Department of Special Education
Faculty & Staff
Jessica ApgarVisiting Lecturer III, Special EducationOffice: Hokona Hall 266Telephone: 505-277-4533Email: email@example.comEducation: Elementary Education, B.S., University of New Mexico; Special Education, M.A., University of New Mexico; Special Education, PhD, University of New Mexico. Professional Interests: Inclusive education; systems change, leadership, and teacher preparation for inclusive education; critical philosophies of schooling; accessibility and equitable opportunities to learn for students with severe disabilities and intellectual disability; curriculum alignment; effective literacy instruction as an expression of social justice
Margo Collier EDAG Program CoordinatorAssociate Professor, Special Education Office: Hokona Hall 290 Telephone: 505-277-4273 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Education: B.A., University of Oregon; M.S., University of Oregon; M.A., University of Illinois; and Ph.D., University of Utah Professional Interests: Assessment; secondary and postsecondary transition for students with disabilities; inclusion; reading instruction for struggling readers for individuals with disabilities; and art for exceptional students.
Susan CopelandSpecial Education Program CoordinatorProfessor, Special Education Office: Hokona Hall 264 Telephone: 505-277-0628 E-mail: email@example.com Education: B.M., Southern Methodist University; M.Ed., University of Arkansas at Little Rock; Ph.D., Vanderbilt University; B.C.B.A. Professional Interests: Self-management strategies for individuals with disabilities; applied behavior analysis; secondary inclusion; transition from school to adult life for students with disabilities; advocacy and empowerment for individuals with disabilities; literacy instruction for persons with moderate or severe disabilities.
Erin Jarry Dual License Program CoordinatorLecturer III, Special Education Office: Hokona Hall 102 Telephone: 505-277-0731 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Education: B.S., New Mexico State University, M.A., New Mexico State University, Ph.D., University of New Mexico Professional Interests: teacher preparation to support inclusive education, educational leadership for inclusive education, and collaborative teaching models.
David Harter LewisLecturer III, Special EducationDual License ProgramOffice: Hokona Hall 150Telephone: 505-277-0227Education: A.A., Santa Fé Community College; B.U.S., University of New Mexico; M.A., College of Santa Fé; Ph.D., University of New Mexico.Professional interests: designing cross-domain curricula; developing teacher preparation for effective instruction; promoting inclusive education at all levels; articulating professional values in teaching; creating support for non-traditional university students.
Ruth Luckasson Distinguished Professor, Special Education Chair, Department of Special Education Office: Hokona Hall 101 Telephone: 505-277-6510 E-mail: email@example.com Education: B.S., University of New Mexico; M.A., University of New Mexico; Juris Doctor, University of New Mexico School of Law. Professional Interests: Public policy issues affecting individuals with disabilities; legal rights of persons with disabilities and their families; teacher preparation - intellectual disability and severe disabilities; defendants, victims, and witnesses with intellectual disability; clinical judgment in educational diagnosis.
Megan MartinsLecturer III, Special EducationOffice: Hokona Hall 286Telephone: 505-277-6882Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgEducation: B.A. Claremont McKenna College; M.A., Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; Ph.D., Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, BCBA-D, Licensed Clinical PsychologistProfessional Interests: Assessment and intervention for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD); Applied Behavior Analysis; Early intensive behavioral intervention; Parent training and family-based interventions to improve functioning in families with a child with a developmental disability; Empirically supported psychological interventions for individuals with ASD and a co-morbid psychiatric condition; Best-practice diagnosis of ASD and associated disorders.
Veronica Moore Lecturer III, Special Education Co-Coordinator, ASD Program Office: Hokona Hall 280 Telephone: 505-277-4462 E-mail: email@example.com Education: B.S., University of New Mexico, M.A., University of New Mexico, Ph.D., University of New Mexico Professional Interests: Peer supports; student empowerment; teaching strategies for inclusive settings; co-teaching/collaboration; classroom management.
Allison NannemannAssistant Professor, Special EducationOffice: Hokona Hall 256Telephone: 505-277-6376E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgEducation: B.A. Baylor University, M.Ed. Vanderbilt University, Ph.D. Boston CollegeProfessional Interests: Visual impairments, learning disabilities, mathematics education for students with disabilities, transition services and supports, self-determination.
Tiffany Otero, Ph.D., BCBAAssistant Professor, Special EducationOffice: Hokona Hall 264Telephone: 277-E-mail: email@example.comEducation: B.S., University of New Mexico; M.A., University of New Mexico; M.S.Ed., Indiana University, Ph.D., Indiana University; BCBA.Professional Interests: Social inclusion of individuals with disabilities; applied behavior analysis; assessment and intervention practices for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder; pediatric neuropsychology.
Yen Kim PhamAssistant Professor, Special Education Office: Hokona Hall 268 Telephone: 505-277-7967 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Education: B.A., Swarthmore College; M.A., The City College of New York; Ph.D., University of Oregon. Professional Interests: Risk and protective factors of students at risk due to poverty and disability; strategy instruction for students with high incidence disabilities; transition and post-school outcomes for students with disabilities.
Cathy (Huaqing) QiASD Program CoordinatorProfessor, Special Education Office: Hokona Hall 257 Telephone: 505-277-4452 E-mail: email@example.com Education: M.Ed., Belmont University, 1992, English Education; M.Ed., Vanderbilt University, 1998, Special Education; Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, 2001, Special Education Professional Interests: Autism spectrum disorders; language assessment and intervention; behavioral observation and intervention.
Sunaina ShenoyAssistant Professor, Special EducationOffice: Hokona Hall 269Telephone: 505-277-0497Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgEducation: M.Sc., Developmental Psychology, Bangalore University; M.Ed., Special Education, University of Illinois at Chicago; Ph.D, Special Education, University of California at Berkeley; Post Doctorate, Florida Center for Reading Research, Florida State University.Professional Interests: Assessment; early identification of reading disabilities in bilingual and multilingual populations; early literacy; reading instruction for struggling readers and students with reading disabilities; bilingual special education; second language acquisition; international special education.
Clare K. StottField Coordinator, Dual License ProgramLecturer III, Special Education Office: Hokona Hall 141 Telephone: 505-277-3202 E-mail: email@example.com Education: B.A., University of Albert, Canada; M.A., University of Tennessee, Knoxville; M.S., University of New Mexico; Ph.D., University of New Mexico Professional Interests: Literacy development and instructional strategies, differentiated instruction, pre-service teacher training, collaborative partnerships in teacher training, inclusive policy and practice in education, social and community participation and inclusion, friendships for individuals with significant disabilities, advocacy and empowerment of individuals with significant disabilities.
Julia Scherba de Valenzuela Associate Professor, Special Education Office: Hokona Hall 254 Telephone: 505-277-1406 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.unm.edu/~devalenz/ Education: B.A., UCLA; M.A., California State University, Northridge; Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder Professional Interests: Bilingual special education; language socialization and communication development among culturally and linguistically diverse populations; portrayals of individuals with disability in the media; and assessment of culturally and linguistically diverse learners.
Loretta A. Serna Professor, Special Education Office: Hokona Hall 294 Telephone: 505-277-0119 E-mail: email@example.com Education: M.A., University of Kansas; M.A., University of New Mexico; Ph.D., University of Kansas; Post Doctorate, University of Virginia. Professional Interests: Teacher preparation - children and youth with emotional and behavioral disorders Research Interests: Self determination and social behavior; instructional strategies for at-risk youth; applied behavioral analysis; program evaluation.
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