College of Education and Human Development

Department of Educational Psychology

Special ed doctoral candidate joins CEC’s Doctoral Student Scholars

Emma Shanahan, Division for Research Doctoral Student Scholar

Emma Shanahan, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Educational Psychology’s special education program, has accepted an invitation to join the 15th cohort of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)’s Division for Research Doctoral Student Scholars (DRDSS).

Shanahan was selected as an outstanding doctoral special education student seeking a career in research through an internationally competitive review process.

Kristen McMaster, department chair and Stern Family Professor of Reading Success, nominated Shanahan for the award.

“My colleagues, students who have collaborated with her [Shanahan], and I have greatly appreciated her intellectual curiosity and precision as a researcher.”

Throughout the academic year, Shanahan will have the opportunity to participate in virtual seminars with other DRDSS students as well as distinguished special education researchers. In their discussions, the group will contribute to advancements in the field by continually answering the question: “What makes for excellence in special education research?” The year will culminate in a final colloquium dedicated to graduate student development at the annual CEC Convention and Expo.

Congratulations to Emma Shanahan!