Teresa Taber Doughty, a nationally recognized expert in special education, autism, and other developmental disabilities, is the new dean of the College of Education.
Previously the associate dean of learning at Purdue University, Dr. Doughty is a past president of the Council for Exceptional Children's Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities and is the organization's current executive director. Doughty earned her undergraduate degree in special education from Auburn University and her master's and doctoral degrees from Georgia State University.
Her research has earned nearly $2.5 million in external funding and numerous awards, and she is the author or co-author of more than 50 publications.
At UTA, Doughty will lead a college of almost 2,400 students and 43 faculty members that provides robust campus-based and online education programs for bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees, as well as certification for principals and superintendents.
"I will focus on building relationships with the North Texas community and P-12 schools to ensure greater access to the college's existing programs," she says. "Faculty and staff have positioned the college at the forefront of technology. We will place an emphasis on technology literacy and will articulate the value of a college education as a research learning institution. The focus should be on impact and on improving instruction overall."