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ERIC Number: EJ1020691
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jan
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1053-4512
An Interview with Dan Hallahan: From Clinical Researcher to Consummate Teacher Educator
Sayeski, Kristin L.
Intervention in School and Clinic, v49 n3 p187-192 Jan 2014
Kristin L. Sayeski introduces the reader to Dan Hallahan and provides a synopsis of his educational background. She reports Hallahan received his BA in psychology in 1967 and his PhD in education and psychology in 1971 from the University of Michigan, then began his career as an assistant professor in special education at the University of Virginia in 1971. He now serves as the Charles S. Robb Professor of Education and director of doctoral studies at the University of Virginia. His interest in clinical research on attention, behavior, and learning led him to work with many notable scholars at the University of Michigan. This training provided a rich foundation for Hallahan's later work in the areas of self-monitoring and instructional strategies for individuals with learning disabilities and attention-deficit-hyperactivity disorders. During his time at Virginia, he has served as department chair (1980-1985, 1997-2008) and received numerous teaching and research awards. In addition to his contributions at Virginia, Dan has also served as a leader in the field of learning disabilities. He is the past president of the Division for Learning Disabilities of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) and received CEC's Career Research Award in 2000. He was the inaugural editor of "Exceptionality" and currently serves on numerous editorial boards including "Learning Disabilities Research & Practice," "Learning Disabilities Quarterly," "Journal of Special Education," and "Exceptionality." Dan Hallahan is the coauthor of several texts, including "Exceptional Learners: Introduction to Special Education" (12th ed.) and "Learning Disabilities: Foundations, Characteristics, and Effective Teaching" (3rd ed.). Kristin L. Sayeski continues expanding on the life and work of Dr. Hallahan as part of this articles interview.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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