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Edward J. Kame'enui

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Office Location: 
170 Lokey Education Building Eugene, OR 97403-1215
(541) 346-1644
Constance Dorothea Weinman Professor in Learning Technology & Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development
BA, Pacific University, 1970
MS, University of Oregon, 1977
PhD, University of Oregon, 1980

Dr. Kame'enui has served on the faculty of the University of Montana (1980-83), and Purdue University (1983-1987) prior to his appointment at the UO in 1988. From 2005-2007, he served as the Founding 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.""

Edward Kame'enui has co-authored 20 college textbooks, including 4th and 6th 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, he was awarded the Distinguished Special Education Researcher Award from the American Educational Research Association (AERA).


Edward Kame'enui is the author, co-author, or co-editor of 20 college textbooks, more than 100 research and issue articles, and 50 book chapters and has served on the editorial boards of numerous prominent journals in education and special education including the Reading Research Quarterly , the Journal of Learning Disabilities , and Society for the Scientific Study of Reading .


Edward Kame'enui's areas of expertise include early literacy research, schoolwide reading improvement, the design of high qualiity education materials, learning disabilities, vocabulary development, and the design of instruction.