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Laura Kieran, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Phone: 515-271-2168
Mailing Address:
    2507 University Ave
    Des Moines, IA 50311


B.S., State University of New York, College at Oswego; M.E.D., Lesley University; Ph.D., Walden University

Prior Positions

  • Assistant Professor, Western Illinois University
  • Special Education Teacher, Assistive Technology Coordinator: Duluth Public Schools

Areas of Expertise

Overall I am interested in increasing the fidelity of teachers’ use of research-based interventions to support at-risk learners.  Specifically I have researched the impacts of assistive and instructional technologies to support at-risk learners, differentiated literacy instruction with at-risk learners, and the preparation of teacher candidates to teach exceptional learners.

Courses Taught

Introduction to Special Education, Assessment, Methods and Strategies for Exceptional Learners 

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