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Harvey RudeName:
Harvey Rude
Professor and Director of the School of Special Education, and the Director of the Bresnahan-Halstead Center on Disabilities at UNC.
Education and Behavioral Sciences
Special Education Administration
Years Teaching:
37 (30 at UNC)
B.S.Ed. Minnesota State University at Moorhead, 1973, Special Education;
M.A. University of Northern Colorado, 1974, Special Education;
Special Education, Ed.D. University of Northern Colorado, 1982, Special Education.
Areas of expertise/Research interests:
Teacher Quality, Special Education Leadership/Management Effectiveness, Systems of Accountability, Teacher Leadership, Policy Studies, Consensus and Negotiation Skills, Professional Development Systems, Strategic Thinking and Planning, Native American Education, Systems Change and Adoption of Innovations.
You might not know that I …
have four children who are UNC students or recent program graduates.
When I let my hair down, I can be found …
running in the mountains.
My welcome-to-teaching moment that I’ll never forget was …
facilitating the strategic plans for the Navajo Nation Department of Education in the Navajo native language.
I chose UNC because …
of its national and international reputation for excellence.
Confucius would say my teaching philosophy is …
to your own self be true.
If I’m not teaching a class, or in my office, you can find me on campus …
Working with colleagues on a national project.
I cannot live without …
daily physical activity.
If I hadn’t become a teacher, I would be a …
Yearbook quote (advice you like to give to students or best advice you’ve received):
“Give what you have to students and be prepared to learn from them.”
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