AN AFFILIATE OF THE LIFE SPAN INSTITUTE & THE DEPT. OF SPECIAL EDUCATION

Beach Center on Disability

Staff Detail

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Dr. Michael Wehmeyer

Professor, Senior Scientist, and Associate Director

University of Kansas
1200 Sunnyside Ave., 3101 Haworth Hall
Lawrence, KS 66045-7601

Office Phone: (785) 864-0723

Fax: (785) 864-3458

Email: wehmeyer@ku.edu

Bio:

Dr. Wehmeyer is an internationally recognized expert on self-determination, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and access to general education curriculum for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. He has published more than 300 journal articles and book chapters and is the co-editor or co-author of 32 books on these and other subjects. In addition, Dr. Wehmeyer has served as the primary investigator for more than 25 federally-funded projects on transition to adulthood, self-determination, and technology use by people with cognitive disability, and access to the general education curriculum for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Dr. Wehmeyer is a past-president and Fellow of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, a past president of CEC’s Division on Career Development and Transition, a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, Division 33 (Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities), and a Fellow and Vice-President for the Americas of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Dr, Wehmeyer is past editor-in-chief of the journal Remedial and Special Education and is, along with Dr. Karrie Shogren, co-editor of the AAIDD journal Inclusion. In addition to his role in the Beach Center, Dr. Wehmeyer is a professor of special education at KU and director of the Kansas University Center on Developmental Disabilities.

Education:

Ph.D., Human Development and Communication Sciences, University of Texas at Dallas, 1989

M.Sc., Experimental Psychology, University of Sussex, (Brighton, England), 1988

M.A., Mental Retardation and Communication Disorders, University of Tulsa, 1982

B.S., Mental Retardation and Communication Disorders, University of Tulsa, 1980

Interests: Dr. Wehmeyer’s research and teaching interests include the following general topics featured on our website: Self-Determination and Technology Use.