I began my career as a classroom special education teacher.  I then became a County-level Supervisor/Consultant for special education programming in seven school districts.  I completed a doctoral program leading to a Ph.D. in Special Education.  I continue to be a faculty member at the college level with a focus on preparation in Special Education.  I have taught numerous classes which have had a focus on students with disabilities.  Some of my research has focused on the role of school counselors in special education and how preservice training may provide a better basis for their work with students with disabilities.  I have also been involved with other research investigations, grants, service activities, and numerous professional publications and conference presentations.  
Education
Ph.D., Kent State University, Ohio, 1992
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Personnel Preparation in Special Education of Professional School Counselors
The Role of the School Counselor in Special Education
Role Functions of Teachers in Special Education
Preparation Program Issues in Special Education for Teachers
The Influence and Importance of the Legal Aspects of Providing Services to Individuals with Disabilities
Personal Interests
Travel, Reading, Writing, Sketching