Special Education Professor Selected for National Panel

University of Northern Colorado Professor of Special Education Kay Ferrell, Ph.D., has been selected to serve as a principal member of the Institute of Education Sciences' Special Education Research Scientific Review Panel.

The panel meets twice a year in Washington, D.C., to review grant applications made to the National Center for Special Education Research. IES selects principal members in recognition of their professional contributions to education sciences and related fields, as well as their outstanding prior service on IES research grant peer review panels, according to IES director John Q. Easton.

During her career, Ferrell has collaborated on 69 external funding proposals resulting in grant funding of nearly $15 million since 1982. Her research focuses on development of young children with visual impairments; cross-modal abilities of infants with disabilities; outcomes for students with visual impairments; distance education; personnel preparation; and policy analysis.

Ferrell's three-year term begins this fall.