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Charles Hughes



Charles Hughes
Charles Hughes

Dr. Charles Hughes is Professor of Special Education at Penn State University where he has worked since 1985. He received his Ph.D. in special education from the University of Florida in 1985 under the direction of Dr. Cecil Mercer.

Prior to working in higher education he spent 13 years working in the field as a general education teacher, a special education teacher, an educational diagnostician, and a state-level consultant.

He has published over 80 works including journal articles, books, book chapters, and curriculum materials and has made over 120 conference presentations.

He has served on the editorial boards of 9 professional journals and was co-editor of the Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability and is currently editor of Learning Disabilities Research and Practice. He has received numerous awards for his teaching and research, including the Penn State College of Education Award for Outstanding Faculty Member as well as the Career Achievement Award. He received both the Gordon R. Alley Partnership Award and the Leadership Award from the University of Kansas Center for Research in Learning Disabilities, where he is a Senior Research Associate. He has served as both President and Executive Director of the Council for Exceptional Children’s Division for Learning Disabilities and is currently a Fellow in the International Academy for Research in Learning Disabilities.




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