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Joe Jenkins Scores Two Career Awards in 2009

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College of Education faculty member Joe Jenkins has been awarded the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Special Education Research Award and the Jeannette E. Fleischner Award For Outstanding Contribution to the Field of Learning Disabilities.

According to Jenkin’s colleague, Eugene Edgar, “Either of these awards is considered a capstone achievement of a professional career. To be selected for both awards, and in the same year, is highly unusual and indicative of Joe’s phenomenal career in special education.”

As stated on his faculty bio, Jenkins' professional interests “include teaching students with learning disabilities to read and instructing special educators on effective literacy instruction. He also teaches special education assessment practices and instructional modifications for students with disabilities.”

CEC, the largest international professional organization for special educators, works to improve the educational success of individuals with disabilities and/or gifts and talents. The CEC Research Award recognizes an individual or research team whose research has made significant contributions to the education of exceptional children and youth. Jenkins was officially presented the award at CEC’s 2009 Convention & Expo in Seattle on April 1.

Additionally, Jenkins will be featured in CEC Today, profiled in Exceptional Children, CEC’s peer review journal, and will be featured on CEC’s Web site. He'll also act as a CEC spokesperson for the media and on the Web site.

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