Wappett Named Associate Director for Center on Disabilities and Human Development
Wednesday, February 1 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho – Matthew Wappett, PhD, has been appointed to the position of associate director for the Center on Disabilities and Human Development (CDHD) at the University of Idaho.
Wappett has been the Interdisciplinary Training Director for CDHD since 2006. In this role, he worked with students across disciplines in the student trainee program for the center. In addition, he has directed several outreach initiatives including the Idaho Person Centered Planning Project and the current ThinkCollege Inclusive Postsecondary Education Project.
Wappett also completed a statewide research study entitled Inclusion in Idaho: A Study of the State of Inclusive Education in Idaho Since the No Child Left Behind Act. His research and focus areas include disability studies, inclusion, geography of disability and contemplative pedagogy. He is currently co-editing a new volume of essays entitled Disability Studies: Critical Issues and Future Developments.
Wappett is also an assistant professor at the College of Education and currently teaches in the Wright Fellowship program. He also taught courses for the U-Idaho Honors program for the past 4 years.
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Media Contact: Julie Magelky, University of Idaho Center on Disabilities and Human Development, (208) 885-6095, firstname.lastname@example.org