A Chemist by profession, my life changed when I volunteered to work with individuals with severe disabilities in a 'residential' setting in Singapore in the early eighties.
Ph.D.: University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, United States
M.A. Educational Management: Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
B.Sc.: Karnatak University, India
1. September 2008- September 2012
2. October 2006-October 2009
Lee Honors College Distinguished Service Award, May 2015.
College of Education Mary L. Dawson Excellence in Teaching Award, April 2007. Western Michigan University
Teaching Academy BAUM AWRAD, Honorable Mention & Runner-up, Teaching Assistant Excellence Award 2001-2002, April 2002. University of Arkansas.
EDITORIAL BOARD MEMBERSHIP
The Reading Teacher. Journal of International Reading association.
Journal of Literacy Research, (JLR): An interdisciplinary journal publishing research related to literacy, language, and schooling from preschool through adulthood.
Action in Teacher Education Journal, (ATE): Journal of the Association of Teacher Educators.
Preventing School Failure
NASHA Dialog: A Research to Practice Journal for the Early Childhood Field
Southeastern Regional Association of Teacher Educators (SRATE) Journal: Journal of the Southeastern Regional Association of teacher Educators (2004-2008).
Journal of International Special Needs Education(JISNE): Journal of The Division of International Special Education Services of The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD)
Association of Teacher Educators (ATE)
American Association of University professors (AAUP), Western Michigan University Chapter
Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
Division of International Special Education and Services (DISES) of Council for Exceptional Children
Division on Developmental Disabilities (DDD) of Council for Exceptional Children
Division for Early Childhood (DEC) of Council for Exceptional Children
Teacher Education Division (TED) of Council for Exceptional Children.
The Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps (TASH)
Dr. Shaila Rao
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