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Dean's Administrative Staff

Dan Burgardt
Technology Director, Administration Staff
(785) 864-9613
1122 W. Campus Rd., Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Rm 110H
Frank Carey
Classroom Support, Administration Staff
(785) 864-9673
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Rm 104A
Tiffany Edmonds
Assistant to Associate Deans, Administration Staff
785-864-9979
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Rm 214I
Dan Ferguson
Web Admin
(785) 864-0189
1122 W. Campus Rd., Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Rm 110A
Brian Friedman
Associate Development Director, School of Education
785-832-7464
Mailing Address: PO Box 928 Lawrence, KS 66044
John Funk
Technology Support Technician, Administration Staff
(785) 864-3464
1122 W. Campus Rd., Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Rm 111A
Brenda Gach
Business Manager, Business Center Staff
785-864-9609
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 101A
Connie Gentry
Welcome Center Director, Assistant to the Assistant Dean, Administration Staff
785-864-3726
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Rm 208
Janelle Laudick
Communications Coordinator
785-864-6089
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, 214H
Welcome Center Staff
785-864-9650
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Rm. 208
Sherrie Saathoff
Assistant to the Dean, Administration Staff
(785) 864-4297
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Rm 214L
HR Coordinator, Business Center Staff
785-864-7045
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Rm. 101
Faculty and Pre-Award Support, Business Center Staff
785 864 0546
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Rm. 101

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#1 public program in nation for special education
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Assists public schools and other partners in all 105 Kansas counties
$938,377 in scholarship funds awarded to 420+ students
Research expenditures of $36,804,773 for 2011-12
Research from KU’s largest grant, the $24.5 million SWIFT project, assists educators, children, and families across the United States
The award-winning special education faculty published 140 refereed articles, 11 books, and 60 chapters in 2015-16
Students with intellectual disabilities are participating in KU undergraduate programs through a grant-funded KU special education program
Researchers on a $3.5 million grant are collecting data on an innovative reading program designed to teach reading to students with the most significant disabilities in seven Kansas school districts
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Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
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