SELD Faculty

Alida Anderson Professor SOE | General Academics & Research

Alida Anderson is a professor in the School of Education at American University. She earned her PhD in special education from the University of Maryland, College Park focusing on early childhood langu

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Sarah Irvine Belson Professor SOE | General Academics & Research

Dr. Sarah Irvine Belson holds a PhD from Arizona State University in Curriculum and Instruction with a cognate in Special Education. Her research explores educational opportunity for children with dis

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SELD Adjunct Faculty

Jennifer Durham Adjunct Professorial Lect CAS - School of Education

Dr. Jennifer Durham holds a PhD from George Mason University. Her research focuses upon arts integration, multi-sensory teaching methodologies, and assessment practices for children with specific lear

Anne Karabell Instructor SOE | Other Operations and Administration

Annie Murphy Karabell is a researcher in the Institute for Innovation in Education at the School of Education. Her research interests include early childhood literacy, reading disabilities, inclusive

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Melissa Wood Adjunct Instructor

Mary Beth Wood joined AU's media relations team in January 2010 after relocating from New York City. In her current role, Mary Beth is responsible for generating internal and external awareness and pu