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Teresa Taber Doughty

Teresa Taber Doughty

Dean, College of Education - Professor of Special Education

Office: 511a Hammond Hall


Phone: 817-272-0576

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Ph.D. in Special Education (Severe Disabilities and Autism), Georgia State University (1996)

M.Ed. in Severe Disabilities and Autism, Georgia State University (1990)

B.S. in Special Education (Intellectual Disabilities), Auburn University (1984)

Dr. Teresa Taber Doughty is dean of the College of Education following 17 years on the faculty at Purdue University and Associate Dean for Learning and Professor of Special Education. She received her B.S. from Auburn University and M.Ed. and Ph.D. from Georgia State University. She brings over 30 years of experience as an educator and researcher to UTA where she hopes to contribute to the growth and impact of the college. At Purdue she received numerous awards for her teaching, was a member of their prestigious Teaching Academy, and was inducted into Purdues Book of Great Teachers. As a researcher, she focuses on instructional and inclusive practices in special education, the use of assistive technologies with students who experience severe disabilities and autism, applied behavior analysis, and community-based instruction. She is the author/co-author of more than 58 publications that appear in professional journals and is the co-author of two textbooks. She currently serves on the Board of Examiners for the Council for the Accreditation of Education Professionals (NCATE/CAEP) and as the Executive Director for the Division of Autism and Developmental Disabilities of the Council for Exceptional Children. As an educator, Dr. Doughty trained hundreds of pre-service and veteran teachers, and prepared graduate students for positions in higher education. She notes, “No matter what roles I assume in my professional career, I will always be a teacher, focus on student learning, and strive to ensure this field is always moving forward.”