Ackerman Receives Nietzel Visiting Distinguished Faculty Award

Kera Ackerman has been awarded The Myrle E. and Verle D. Nietzel Visiting Distinguished Faculty Program Award to support bringing Dr. Mary Brownell, the Irving and Rose Fien Endowed Professor of Education at the University of Florida, to the University of Kentucky to serve as the outside examiner for her dissertation defense. … Read More

McCormick, Thelin Quoted in Inside Higher Ed

An Inside Higher Ed story includes quotes from two University of Kentucky College of Education faculty members. To read what Dr. Katherine McCormick (Department of Early Childhood, Special Education, and Rehabilitation Counseling) and Dr. John Thelin (Department of Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation) had to say about “Kentucky’s Need-Based Aid … Read More

Hope for Tomorrow

Of all the gifts she has received, the country of Guatemala gave Dr. Jennifer Grisham-Brown her greatest one – the gift of her son. After his adoption, she yearned for a way to pour her heart into a place that had filled hers. That desire gave birth to a mission … Read More

The Nexus Between Teaching and Research

This blog was originally published on the Institute of Education Sciences website. Samuel Choo is a doctoral student at the dissertation stage in the Department of Early Childhood, Special Education, and Rehabilitation Counseling at the University of Kentucky College of Education. In this blog post, he describes how working on an … Read More

Rehabilitation Counseling Program Ranks 6th in Nation

The Rehabilitation Counseling Program at the University of Kentucky has been ranked 6th in the nation, among the more than 90 programs nationally, in the 2015 U.S. News and World Report ranking of graduate programs. This ranking represents an 11-point jump from the previous ranking of 17th. The Rehabilitation Counseling … Read More

Grant to Fund Work with High Needs Schools, Students

The Women and Philanthropy organization on campus awarded a grant to the Department of Early Childhood, Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling. The $44,620 grant will fund five master’s degree students in the new Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis program directed by Dr. Allan Allday. The students will be … Read More

Touching Lives Award

Dr. Donna Brostek- Lee and clinical instructor Gerald Abner received the Touching Lives Award at the Kentucky Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired state conference. Brostek and Abner developed the teacher preparation program in visual impairments at UK. Both are well known in Kentucky for … Read More

Helping Hands

During Spring Break, Early Childhood, Special Education, and Rehabilitation Counseling Department (EDSRC) faculty and students traveled to a small village in southern India to work with community partners in the provision of assessment and intervention services to children and youth with disabilities. Most of the children are provided intervention through … Read More

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