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KU Professionals for Disability (KUPD)


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KU Professionals for Disability (KUPD) was founded in 2002, through the efforts of graduate students within the University of Kansas, Department of Special Education. KUPD is open to all graduate students with an interest in the disability field.

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KUPD Officers

Students Questions: email KUPD@ku.edu or contact officers directly at the addresses below.

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Meet our New Faculty Member! We are delighted to announce that Subini Ancy Annamma, Ph.D. will be joining the Department of Special Education. She is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Gender and Race Inequities in K-12 education at the Interdisciplinary Research Incubator for the Study of (In)Equality (IRISE) at the University of Denver. Her research and pedagogy focus on increasing access to equitable education for historically marginalized students and communities. Specifically, she examines the social construction of race and ability; how the two are interdependent, how they intersect with other identity markers, and how their mutually constitutive nature impacts education experiences. She centers this research in urban education settings and focuses on how student voice can identify exemplary educational practices. Dr. Annamma received her Ph.D., and MA from the University of Colorado majoring in educational equity and cultural diversity, special education and English as a second language.

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#1 public program in nation for special education
—U.S. News & World Report
2nd nationwide for most published journal articles in special education
Wayne Sailor directs KU’s largest grant, the $24.5 million SWIFT project, to develop a national center to assist schools
A $2.5 million grant will fund research on reasons effective technology tools are underused for students with disabilities