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Special Education professor recognized for research

Thursday, December 20, 2018


Dr. John Romig, Assistant Professor of Special Education, was recognized by the Council for Exceptional Children’s Division for Research with a 2019 Student Research Award. Recipients will be honored in February at the DR Business Meeting and Reception, to be held during the CEC Convention and Expo in Indianapolis.

Dr. Romig’s dissertation, titled “Improving Writing Instruction of General Education English Teachers for Students with Disabilities”, was recognized in the single-subject division. According to the paper’s abstract, the study “attempted to improve the use of modeling, an evidence-based writing practice, by providing teachers a professional development package designed using cognitive apprenticeship as a guiding framework.” It was completed under the guidance of Dr. Michael Kennedy, Associate Professor at the University of Virginia, who served as Dr. Romig’s advisor.

“Dr. Romig is engaged in impactful research in the special education field,” said Dr. Teresa Taber Doughty, Dean of UTA’s College of Education. “This prestigious award is a recognition of the quality and impact of the work he does. We are thrilled that he is a member of our faculty and helping to shape the next generation of special education professionals!”

The Council for Exceptional Children is the leading international professional association of educators dedicated to advancing the success of children with exceptionalities. They accomplish their mission through advocacy, standards, and professional development. Through its student research awards program, the CEC Division for Research recognizes high-quality research conducted by students in the course of their undergraduate or graduate special education training program.