- Ph.D., Special Education - Leadership and Systems Change in Low Incidence Disabilities, University of Kansas, 2006
- M.A., Psychology, University of Dayton, 2002
- B.S., Psychology, Ohio State University, 2000
Key Professional Appointments
- Assistant Professor, Department of Special Education, University of Illinois, 2009--
- Research Faculty and Member of the Board of Directors, Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk, University of Texas at Austin, 2008-2009
- Assistant Professor, Department of Special Education, University of Texas at Austin, 2006-2009
- Project Coordinator, Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center of Excellence for the Advancement of Cognitive Technologies, U.S. Department of Education, 2005-2006
Activities & Honors
- Appointed Fellow, AAIDD, American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2011- present
- Special Service Award, American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2009-
- Service for Students with Disabilities Faculty Award, The University of Texas at Austin, The University of Texas at Austin, 2009-
- Council for Exceptional Children – Division for Research Early Career Publication Award, Division for Research Early Career Publication Award, Council for Exceptional Children, Division for Research, 2009-
- Associate Editor, Remedial and Special Education, 2008- present
- Member-at-Large, Board of Directors, Washington D.C., American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2007-2011
Research StatementThe goal of my work is to support people with disabilities to be full participating members of our diverse society. The drive behind my work is a fundamental belief in equality, inclusion, and self-determination and in the social-ecological model of disability, which defines disability an interaction between personal characteristics and environmental demands, rather than as a deficit within a person. My works encompasses three primary areas: • Developing strategies to teach skills associated with the development of self-determination • Creating environmental opportunities for the expression of self-determination across the various contexts within which people with disabilities live, learn, work, and play • Developing systems of supports to address the discrepancy between personal capacity and environmental demands that are person-centered and outcomes driven.
- Shogren, K. A. & Turnbull, H. R. (2010). Public policy and outcomes for persons with intellectual disability: Extending and expanding the public policy framework of the 11th edition of Intellectual Disability: Definition, Classification, and Systems of Support. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 48, 387-392.
- Shogren, K. A., Bradley, V., Schalock, R. L., Gomez, S. C., Yeager, M. H., Schalock, R. L., et al. (2009). Public policy and the enhancement of desired public policy outcomes for persons with intellectual disability. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 47, 307-319.
- Shogren, K. A., Wehmeyer, M. L., Palmer, S. B., Soukup, J. H., Little, T. D., Garner, N. et al. (2008). Understanding the construct of self-determination: Examining the relationship between The arc’s self-determination scale and the AIR self-determination scale. Assessment for Effective Intervention, 33, 94-107.
- Schalock, R. L., Luckasson, R., Shogren, K. A., Borthwick-Duffy, S., Bradley, V., Buntix, W. H. E., et al. (2007). The renaming of mental retardation: Understanding the change to the term intellectual disability. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 45, 116-124.
- Shogren, K. A., Wehmeyer, M. L., Palmer, S. B., Soukup, J. H., Little, T. D., Garner, N., et al.(2007). Examining individual and ecological predictors of the self-determination of students with disabilities. Exceptional Children, 73, 488-509.
In The News
Oct. 30, 2012
At the College's fall faculty meeting held earlier this month, unit leaders announced changes of status and key accomplishments within their respective units. In addition, four faculty members from the College of Education have received promotions effective this academic year. Read more...
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