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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 Educational Research Association & Council of Exceptional Children, Philadelphia, PA, "Papers: Impact of a Semester Teaching Practicum Abroad on the Preparation of Elementary/Special Education Teachers & Impact of Teaching in Europe on Pre-Service Special Educators' Preparation for Diversity". April, 2014.

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.

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.

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