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Elizabeth Kozleski
Dept. Chair at University of Kansas
Biographical Information

Professor Elizabeth B. Kozleski, Chair of Special Education at the University of Kansas, engages systems change and research on equity and justice issues in inclusive education and professional learning. Recent awards include the UNESCO Chair in Inclusive International Research in 2005, the TED-Merrill award for leadership in special education teacher education in 2011, and the Scholar of the Century award from the University of Northern Colorado in 2013. She is the recipient of more than $30 million in federal and local research grants. 

Her research interests include the analysis of systems change in education, how teachers learn in practice in complex, diverse school settings, as well how educational practices improve student learning. She has senior leadership roles on four projects:  SWIFT, CEEDAR, Emergent Literacy Curriculum for Students with Intellectual Disabilities in General Education Classrooms, and Special Education Leadership in System-wide Equity and Access for Students from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds. Her recent books include Ability, Equity, and Culture (with co-author Kathleen King  Thorius) published by TCP in ‘14 and Equity on Five Continents (with Alfredo Artiles and Federico Waitoller) published in ‘11 by Harvard Education Press.