About Me

Derek Nord, Ph.D., is an associate professor in Curriculum and Instruction, Special Education program. He's also the director of the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community (IIDC), Indiana’s University Center for Excellence on Disabilities, and a university-wide center at IU addressing research and service on a wide range of topics affecting people with disabilities. He has an extensive research and teaching background in community living, social inclusion, poverty and disability, school-to-adult transition, and employment of people with disabilities.