Michael J. Orosco is an Associate Professor in Special Education at the University of Kansas. Interdisciplinary research foci include the disproportionate representation of culturally and linguistically diverse students in special education, comprehension strategy instruction for culturally and linguistically diverse students, and enhancing the sustainability of culturally responsive and evidence-based practices through professional development. Professor Orosco collaborates with school personnel and educational researchers to apply and test his research in educational settings. Professor Orosco has received funding from the U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences and Office of Special Education & Rehabilitative Services. Professor Orosco has published in several journals, including Exceptional Children, Exceptionality, Journal of Educational Psychology, Journal of Learning Disabilities, Journal of Special Education, Learning Disability Quarterly, Learning and Individual Differences, Reading & Writing Quarterly, and Theory into Practice. In 2014, Professor Orosco won the Samuel Kirk Award for outstanding article awarded at the Council for Exceptional Children (the premiere research organization in Special Education), Effects of Cognitive Strategy Interventions and Cognitive Moderators on Word Problem Solving in Children at Risk for Problem Solving Difficulties. Also, in 2011, Professor Orosco won the Frank Pajares Award for Outstanding Theory into Practice article awarded at the American Educational Research Association (the predominant research organization in the broad field of education), A Sociocultural Examination of Response to Intervention with Latino English Language Learners). Professor Orosco serves on the editorial boards of Journal of Learning Disabilities, Journal of Literacy Research, Multiple Voices, Review of Research in Education, and Theory into Practice. Professor Orosco is a member of the American Education Research Association, Council for Exceptional Children and International Academy for Research in Learning Disabilities.
- Rachel Schwaller and Saoussen Cheddadi successfully defended their respective dissertations on October 29, 2018. Congratulations, Drs. Schwaller and Cheddadi!
- Congratulations to Ph.D. candidate Kathryn Vaggalis for being awarded the American Studies Association's 2018 Gene Wise-Warren Susman Prize!
- Dr. Gamze Kati Gumus defended her dissertation with honors on May 10, 2018. Congratulations, Dr. Kati Gumus!
- KU-AUMI InterArts was recently featured by the Commons in a video on improving inclusive communities at KU. You can watch the video, which features our own Sherrie Tucker amongst other founders of the movement at KU, and learn more about AUMI here!
- Congratulations to Professor Robert Warrior on being elected to a member of the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
- This article, written by Ph.D. candidate Hannah Bailey, was published in the latest edition of Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal. Congratulations, Hannah!
- We would like to recognize Patrick Sumner, 2005 alumni, for his work in this article about the defacement of the John Brown memorial in the Quindaro area of Kansas City, Kansas.
- Congratulations to Dr. Jonathan Burrow-Branine for successfully defending his dissertation with honors January 25, 2018.
- Please read this article about Professor Robert Warrior titled: Native scholar uncomfortably at home in American studies field.
- Congratulations to Daniel Carey-Whalen, an alumni that was recently promoted as UTEP's Centennial Museum director.
- Congratulations to Josh Parshall, an alumni who was recently featured in this article.
- How a motion-tracking musical software is breaking down barriers for people with disabilities: click here to read more about the Adaptive Use Musical Instrument (AUMI), a one-of-a-kind piece of inclusive technology that promotes musical improvisation. The article recognizes Professor Sherrie Tucker, who started AUMI jam sessions and helped to bring the grant and symposium for it to Lawrence. Written by Omar Sanchez
- KU Special Education Department: With Ray Pence
- Tribute Or Tribulation? How do we commemorate history? What is the best way to remember a conflicted and painful past? And who gets to decide? Listen here »
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