Kudos to Dr. Daphne Thomas
Dr. Daphne Thomas, Chair of the department of Special Education, has announced her intent to return to her tenured faculty position on a full-time basis in August, 2012. I accepted Daphne's desire to return to her full-time faculty role with regret because she has been such a successful Chair and a key member of my leadership team. Daphne has served in the role of Chair of Special Education for 11 years with distinction. During her tenure the department has significantly grown in enrollment, established exemplary new programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and been a pioneer in developing cutting edge online programs such as our new master's program in Severe Intellectual Disabilities/Autism Spectrum Disorecers. Special Education is also a campus leader in generating external funding and is known for the development and implementation of model programs for the preparation and continuing professional development of special educators, special education research and policy, and collaborative programs with general education. The department has also distinguished itself by establishing substantive and meaningful partnerships in the community, state, region, and globally. Under Daphne's leadership the department has grown, prospered, and earned the respect of her colleagues here at USF and of our national peers as being one of the very best department's of Special Education in the country. I have been privileged to serve with Daphne and along with the faculty in Special Education express my sincere appreciation to her for her outstanding leadership, vision, and demonstrated success as Chair of the Department of Special Education. Please join me in expressing your appreciation to Daphne. The faculty and I are now conducting an internal search for Chair beginning August, 2012.
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* SLAIT/FLE/ESOL, Assistant/Associate Professor
* Mathematics Education, Assistant Professor
* English Education, Assistant Professor
* ESOL/FLE, Instructor
* Field Experience Coordinator, Instructor
Educational Measurement & Research
* Research Methods, Assistant Professor
Childhood Education & Literacy Studies
* Elementary Education, Assistant Professor
* Elementary Education-Mathematics, Assistant Professor
* Elementary Education-Science, Assistant Professor
Adult Career & Higher Education
* Adult Education, Instructor