Donald Deshler Ph.D.
Don Deshler is the Williamson Family Distinguished Professor of Special Education and the director of the Center for Research on Learning (CRL) at the University of Kansas. Deshler serves as an advisor on adolescent achievement to several organizations including the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the National Governor’s Association, the Alliance for Excellent Education, the Council on Families and Literacy, and the U. S. State Department. Through the Aspen Institute, he has worked with members of Congress to shape policies addressing the challenges of high school reform. Deshler was the first editor of the Learning Disability Quarterly. Among the awards he has received are the J.E. Wallace Wallin Award from CEC, the Maxwell J. Schleifer Distinguished Service Award, the Higuchi Research Achievement Award, the Distinguished Education Achievement Award from National Center for Learning Disabilities, the Educator of the Year Award from the Learning Disabilities Association, and the 2010 AERA Special Education Distinguished Researcher Award.
2010 AERA Special Education Research SIG, Distinguished Researcher Award
2010 Wheatley Fellow -Wheatley Institute, Brigham Young University
2009 Williamson Family Distinguished Professor of Special Education (2009)-University of Kansas
2007 Gene A. Budig Teaching Professor of Special Education-University of Kansas School of
2007 Distinguished Education Achievement Award-National Center for Learning Disabilities
2006 Maxwell J. Schleifer Distinguished Service Award-Exceptional Parent
2003 Educator of the Year Award-Learning Disabilities Association of North Carolina
1997 Outstanding Professional of the Year-Council for Learning Disabilities
1997 J. E. Wallace Wallin Special Education Distinguished Service Award-Council for
1996 Distinguished Lecturer-Council for Learning Disabilities