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Department of Elementary/Special Education
Harkins Hall, Room 328
Phone: 401-865-2121
Fax: 401-865-1021

Dr. Laura Hauerwas
Department Chair

Dr. Susan Skawinski
Assistant Chair

Jane DeGiulio
Administrative Assistant

Phyllis Connolly
Senior Office Assistant

Other contacts:

Sharlene G Mason
Coordinator of Field Placement
Location: Harkins Hall 315

Diane C. Comerford
Assistant Dir. of Assessment Services
Location: Harkins Hall 336

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Laura Hauerwas

Associate Professor

Contact Information:
Harkins Hall 328C


Ph.D. - Northwestern University

Area(s) of Expertise:

Response to intervention, Specific learning disabilities, language development and disorders, assessment

Recent Presentations:

Hauerwas, Laura ., American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Orlando, FL, "Paper: "Impact of Educational Field Experiences Abroad" (for Deans/Administrators)". February, 2013.

Zipke, Marcy., Hauerwas, Laura ., Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators, Association of Teacher Educators, Atlanta, GA, "The language knowledge necessary to teach literacy to linguistically diverse students". February, 2013.

Hauerwas, Laura ., National Association of School Psychology, National Association of School Psychology, Seattle, WA, "States Requirements for Assessing ELL Students in an RTI System". February, 2013.

Hauerwas, Laura ., American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education & Learning Disability Association, Chicago, IL, "Paper: Envisioning Effective Language Instruction for all Students". February, 2012.

Hauerwas, Laura ., Council of Exceptional Children: Teacher Education Division, Teacher Education Division, Austin, TX, "Poster: Data! Data! Data! What Does it Mean?; Panel: IHE Blueprint for Incorporating Rtl in Teacher Preparation Programs- Development, Review, Case Examples, and Implications for Use". November, 2011.

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