EduGators Making a Difference: Dr. Kathleen Farrand

Congratulations to Dr. Kathleen Farrand (MED ’06) on her new position at Arizona State University as an Assistant Professor!

Recently awarded 2015 Outstanding CEC (Council for Exceptional Children) Graduate Student of the Year, Farrand has been making strides to improve the social and academic success of all early childhood students. With a focus of dramatic inquiry in inclusive classrooms for students in a variety of settings, her research has helped to implement progressive learning and engagement strategies throughout classrooms.

Aside from being an Associate Professor, Farrand also serves as the editor of the Visual Impairment and Deafblind Education Quarterly Journal and as an executive board member of the Division on Visual Impairments and Deaf Blindness.

She has published several articles to date, which have been presented at conferences for the CEC, the Association for Science Teacher Education, the Ohio Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired, and the Ethnography in Education Research Forum.

And she has not stopped there! Farrand has continually worked in leadership roles with early childhood students and continues to impress colleagues with her ability to relate to students with disabilities.

Go Dr. Farrand & Go EduGators!

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