Learning and Development

Innovative Teaching for All Students

person sits at low table with child in studyOur contributions to equity in learning and development are rooted in our research toward understanding developmental processes, new technologies affecting learning, and investigations into the sociological applications needed to serve all students. Instructor understanding and preparation to serve intersectional communities of all abilities is paramount to meeting our shared values of equity and inclusion. Below is a rotating selection of our standout investigators in these fields.

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Featured Faculty

europaEduardo Europa
Assistant Professor of Communicative Disorders and Sciences

Primary Progressive Aphasia, Dementia, Aphasia, Speech-Language Pathology, Neuroimaging, Neuroscience, Language, Cognition, Aging, Cultural/Linguistic Diversity, Multilingualism
ORCID: 0000-0003-1226-3193

krishnanSudha Krishnan
Assistant Professor of Special Education
Inclusion for Individuals with Significant Disabilities, Intersectionality in Inclusion Factors
ORCID: 0000-0002-5892-1123

kulkarniSaili S. Kulkarni
Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences
Disability Studies, Teacher Education, Disability Studies Critical Race Theory (DisCrit), Humanizing/Restorative Practices for Young Children of Color with Disabilities
ORCID: 0000-0001-8133-7980

mahendraNidhi Mahendra
Professor of Communication Disorders and Sciences
Speech, Language, Hearing, Dementia, Aphasia, Teaching and Learning, Alzheimer's, Multiculturalism, Diversity
ORCID: 0000-0003-4443-4006

megwaluAnamika Megwalu
Interim Associate Dean, Student and Faculty Engagement, University Library
Information Science, Scholarly Communication, Information Literacy
ORCID: 0000-0001-7482-000X

slusserEmily Slusser
Professor of Child and Adolescent Development
Early Childhood, Conceptual Development, Numerical Reasoning, Program Evaluation, Math Education, Language Development
ORCID: 0000-0002-9422-8393

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