Associate Professor, Teaching, Curriculum, and Society
David Scanlon has devoted decades of his life to those for whom learning does not come easily. His research interests include learning disabilities, special education collaborations and disputes, transition, content-area teaching and learning, and strategic teaching and learning.
As an associate professor at the Lynch School, Scanlon prepares his students to meet the needs of all learners by covering topics such as special education teaching and disabilities and human differences.
He is renowned for his special education expertise, both with adolescents and adults. Throughout his career, he has served as editor for the International Journal for Research in Learning Disabilities, editor of Learning Disability Quarterly, and section editor of the Handbook of Special Education, 2nd Ed. Scanlon has been named as the next editor of Learning Disabilities Research & Practice.
David Scanlon has previously been elected chairperson of the Special Education Research SIG of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and chairperson of the International Council for Learning Disabilities Research Committee. Scanlon was also the principal investigator for The Secondary Classroom Accommodations Project. In both 2014 and 2015, he served as associate program chairperson for the Council for Exceptional Children Annual Conference. He has written extensively on special education policy and practices.
Among his many honors, Scanlon is a fellow with both the Autism Consortium and the International Academy for Research in Learning Disabilities.