All new students admitted to the Doctoral program in the Department of Special Education during the 2021-2022 academic year will be required to adhere to the Degree requirements described in this handbook. Changes in program requirements must be approved by the student’s Academic Adviser. Students who were admitted to the Doctoral program previous to the 2021-2022 academic year must use requirements described in the previous handbook.
|Office||Phone||Zoom Office Hours|
|Mark O'Reilly, Department Chair||SZB 306G||(512) 475-6552|
Faculty: TH 12-1pm
Students: TH 1-2pm
|Terry Falcomata, Ph.D., Graduate Adviser and Research Coordinator||SZB 306B||(512) 475-6543||https://utexas.zoom.us/my/falcomata|
|Kathryn Tackett, Ph.D., Undergraduate Adviser Cohort Coordinator||SZB 440J||(512) 475-6566|
|North Cooc, Ph.D., Minority Liaison Officer||SZB 532A||(512) 471-7923|
|Regina Smuts, Executive Assistant||SZB 306F||(512) 232-7919|
|Alicia Zapata, Graduate Program Administrator||SZB 306D||(512) 471-9857|
|Rosie Garza, Senior Administrative Associate||SZB 306C||(512) 475-6576|
Concentration Area Coordinators
|Autism & Developmental Disabilities||Mark O'Reilly, Ph.D.|
Terry Falcomata, Ph.D.
|Learning Disabilities/Behavior Disorders||Sharon Vaughn, Ph.D.||SZB 329||(512) 232-2357|
|Early Childhood Special Education||Micheal Sandbank, Ph.D.||SZB 532D||(512) 232-3589|
|Equity & Diversity in Special Education||Audrey Sorrells, Ph.D.||SZB 408J||(512) 471-5017|
|Graduate Program Administrator||Alicia Zapata||SZB 306D||(512) 471-9857|
Name & Title
Doris Baker, Ph.D.
Diane Pedrotty Bryant, Ph.D.
Stephanie Cawthon, Ph.D.
Nathan Clemens, Ph.D.
North Cooc, Ed.D.
Christian T. Doabler, Ph.D.
Terry Falcomata, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Christina Fragale, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Mark O'Reilly, Ph.D., BCBA-D
James Patton, Ed.D.
Lauren Hampton, Ph.D.
|Early Childhood Special Education|
Sarah Powell, Ph.D.
Peng Peng, Ph.D.
|Learning Disabilities/Behavior Disorders|
Micheal Sandbank, Ph.D.
James Schaller, Ph.D.
Audrey Sorrells, Ph.D.
Natasha Strassfeld, Ph.D.
|Equity & Diversity in Special Education|
Elizabeth Swanson, Ph.D.
Kathryn Tackett, Ph.D.
Jessica Toste, Ph.D.
Sharon Vaughn, Ph.D.