Ph.D in Special Education

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The Special Education team. Back row: Assistant Professor Kelly Williams, Associate Professor Theresa Ochoa, Administrative Assistant Aimee Polk, Associate Professor Hannah Schertz, Associate Professor Ana Maria Brannan, Professor Gretchen Butera, Professor Jeff Anderson. Front row: Associate Professor Derek Nord, Clinical Assistant Professor Tina O'Neal, Assistant Professor Sarah Hurwitz

As a doctoral student, you’ll teach in undergraduate classes and supervise field placements and student teaching. Students also have many opportunities to engage in university and professional service while working with faculty mentors.

You will develop a unique professional identity through the program, leading to a range of career choices. Our graduates go on to teach at universities or continue to post-docs, research institutes, community agencies, and government entities.

Program minors have also allowed our graduates to study in numerous other disciplines offered at Indiana University, such as public health, statistics psychology, inquiry and technology.

The program is closely associated with the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community, allowing students to benefit from its many projects and resources.

Financial Support

While not all of our students enter the Ph.D. program with funding, most receive funding support after the first year. Funding is typically linked to teaching and research assistantships.

Our Faculty

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Professor, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education

Research Areas:
Interagency collaboration in public schools and communities; improving educational and social outcomes, especially for young people with emotional and behavioral challenges
Email:
jander2@indiana.edu
Phone:
(812) 856-8155
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Professor, Edward A. and Mary Lou Otting Chair in Special Education

Email:
gbutera@indiana.edu
Phone:
(812) 856-8153
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Research Scientist

Email:
tgrossi@indiana.edu
Phone:
(812) 855-4070
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Assistant Professor

Email:
shurwitz@indiana.edu
Phone:
(812) 856-8134
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Associate Professor, Director of the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community

Email:
dnord@indiana.edu
Phone:
(812) 855-7102
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Clinical Assistant Professor

Email:
tsoneal@iu.edu
Phone:
(812) 856-8115
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Associate Professor

Research Areas:
Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
Email:
tochoa@indiana.edu
Phone:
(812) 856-8135
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Associate Professor

Email:
hschertz@indiana.edu
Phone:
(812) 856-8146
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Assistant Professor

Research Areas:
Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia, Reading Disabilities, K-12 Reading and Spelling Interventions, Dropout Prevention Interventions, Student Engagement
Email:
kjwilli@indiana.edu
Phone:
(812) 856-8103

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