Faculty & Staff
(Special Population Researcher) - Professor, University of Oregon
Edward J. Kame’enui, Ph. D., Dean-Knight Professor of Education,
Director of the Institute for the Development of Educational Achievement,
Director, Center on Teaching and Learning,
Associate Dean for Research and Outreach in the College of Education.
From 2005-2007, Dr. Kame’enui served as the first Commissioner of the National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER) in the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U. S. Department of Education. He has spoken at the White House, participated in presentations with First Lady, Mrs. Laura Bush, and directed several national federal research initiatives on reading. He also served on the original advisory boards for the PBS television shows “Between the Lions” and WETA’s “Reading Rockets.” Dr. Kame’enui has co-authored 17 college textbooks, including 4th editions of two books, on teaching reading, curriculum design, vocabulary instruction, higher order thinking, and classroom management. He has more than 150 publications including 100 refereed research articles and 50 book chapters. In 2006, Dr. Kame’enui was awarded the Distinguished Special Education Researcher Award from the American Educational Research Association (AERA).