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Dr. Paul M. Ajuwon

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Counseling Leadership and Special Ed

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Missouri State University
Counseling Leadership and Special Ed
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897 work
Associate Professor


  • PhD, Special Education/Rehabilitation Studies, 1993, University of Calgary
  • MS, English & Special Education, 1980, Vanderbilt University
  • BS, Special Education, with emphasis on visual impairments, 1979, Vanderbilt University


  • Braille Reading and Writing I
  • Braille Reading and Writing II
  • Research Seminar in Special Education

Research and professional interests

  • Braille literacy issues
  • Applications of assistive technology
  • Inclusive education
  • International family quality of life issues
  • Special education and rehabilitation in low-income countries
  • Accommodations for students with disabilities in higher education

Awards and honors

  • Jennings Foundation Award, by the Martha Jennings Foundation, Ohio:  to promote assistive technology instruction among teachers, paraprofessionals, and parents in Northeast Ohio. August 2001.
  • Student Community Council Award of Cleveland, Ohio: Teacher of the Year Award, in recognition of outstanding performance.  June 1997.
  • National Federation of the Blind of Ohio, Distinguished Educator of the Blind Award, by the National Federation of the Blind of Ohio. April 1997.
  • MENCAP Award, by the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disabilities (IASSID), to present at the 13th World Congress of IASSID, Cape town, South Africa. May 2008.
  • International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disabilities (IASSID) Award, by IASSID headquarters, Kent, England, to conduct empirical studies on families of children with intellectual disabilities in two day centers in Nigeria. January 2007.
  • The Hilton-Perkins International Award, by the Hilton-Perkins Foundation, Watertown, MA: to research quality of life issues among adults who are blind or visually impaired in Nigeria. January 1992.


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