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Deborah Speece, Ph.D.

Deborah Speece, Ph.D.

Dr. Speece is Professor and Associate Dean of Research and Faculty Development in the School of Education at Virginia Commonwealth University. Deborah L. Speece came to VCU from the University of Maryland College of Education, where she was a professor of special education. She also served as the Commissioner of the National Center for Special Education Research at the U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences, where she was responsible for the national research agenda for special education. Her work is published in the leading journals in special education and educational psychology. She received the Special Education Field Leadership award from the University of Kansas. Interests: Students at risk for reading failure and includes studies on classification of children with learning disabilities and response to intervention.

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