mpearson

Mary M. Pearson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

mpearson@uca.edu

Mashburn 138

(501) 450-5452

Educational Background:

Ph.D. University of Kansas  Special Education (Emphasis in Transition)

M.Ed. University of Utah       Special Education (Emphasis in Transition and Severe Disabilities)

B.S.  Utah State University    Special Education (Severe Disabilities K-21)

UT Secondary Reading Endorsement            Brigham Young University

Specialty Fields:

Severe Disabilities

Transition (Secondary)

Teacher Preparation (Severe Disabilities/K-21)

Inclusive Practices (Secondary and Significant Disabilities)

Culturally Responsive Teaching

Research Interests:

Educational Quality of Life for Students with rare medical disorders

Education Quality of Life for Students with Severe Disabilities and severe medical issues

Inclusionary practices for students with severe disabilities in secondary schools

Peer initiated inclusionary practices involving students with severe disabilities

Customized Employment for adolescents and adults with significant disabilities

Use of Assistive Technology to enhance transition for adolescents with severe disabilities

Special education law and policy implementation

Improved teacher preparation for teachers of students with severe disabilities