The Wheatley Institution

Donald D. Deshler

Fellow - On Leave


Donald D. Deshler

Donald D. Deshler is a Fellow at the Wheatley Institution and professor of Special Education and Director of the Center for Research on Learning at the University of Kansas. He joined the faculty at Kansas in 1974. He is the co-developer of the Learning Strategies Model, one of the most thoroughly researched and widely used special education teaching methods and has published broadly in the field of education. His publications include numerous books and book chapters, over one hundred research articles, and many instructional materials, research reports and monographs and multi-media products. He is widely respected and active in many scholarly and professional organizations, including the Advisory Board of the National Institute for Literacy. Deshler has been the recipient of the Council for Exceptional Children Research Award and numerous federal research and personnel preparation grants. He received a B.A. degree at Whitman College, and M.Ed and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Arizona.

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