Romig Honored with National Research Recognition

COEd special education asst. prof. honored

Friday, Mar 12, 2021 • Collin Yoxall :

Dr. John Romig, an assistant professor of special education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, was recently honored as one 20 scholars nationally to participate in The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Division of Research’s Early Career Researcher Workshop series. The series is meant to recognize “junior faculty in a tenure-track position and for those in post-doc positions with plans to seek a tenure-track position.

Dr. Teresa Taber Doughty, Dean of the College of Education, on Dr. Romig’s recognition: “Dr. Romig is an impressive scholar focused on addressing the reading and writing needs of individuals with learning disabilities and dyslexia.

His research in writing instruction and assessment continues to attract national attention for its importance to the special education field.

It is exciting to see yet another College of Education faculty member being recognized for his or her scholarship. Dr. Romig’s selection as a notable researcher by the CEC Division for Research Early Career Workshop Series confirms what we’ve already seen…that he is one of the best in the special education field and will continue to play an important role in the years to come.”

Of his honor, Dr. Romig said, “Being accepted for the Division for Research Early Career Workshop Series is a great honor. As teacher educators, we emphasize to our students the importance of being a lifelong learner.

This workshop series gives me the opportunity to model continual learning and improvement. The first two workshops were incredibly helpful and gave practical tips for success as a researcher. I was also able to make connections with other special education researchers at similar points in their career. I look forward to participating in the rest of the workshops throughout the year.”