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Joseph R. Jenkins



Joseph R. Jenkins, Ph.D., has 37 years of experience in special education. He is currently a professor of Special Education at the University of Washington where he teaches classes in the master’s and doctoral programs in special education and in the elementary teacher education program. Dr. Jenkins has conducted research and written extensively in special education (more than 100 articles, chapters, and books), and has since 1982 directed OSEP leadership, personnel development, model demonstration, and research projects. In 2000, he was awarded the American Education Research Association’s Distinguished Research Award for Special Education Research. His work has focused on developing research-based practices for serving students with learning disabilities--reading assessment and intervention, inclusive education, and effective service delivery models for students with disabilities. He worked with OSEP to determine research-based assessment for determining the eligibility of students for learning disability services (See OSEP Learning Disabilities National Summit, 2001).


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