Special Education

Lana Edwards Santoro

Dr. Lana Edwards Santoro is a research professor in the Special Education program at Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. She has presented extensively on how to apply evidence-based instructional strategies in the classroom. She has also coauthored multiple reading programs for elementary-grade students who struggle with reading, including Early Reading Intervention […]

Hank Fien

Dr. Hank Fien is the Nancy H. Roberts Professor of Educational Innovation in the Teaching & Learning Department at Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. He is also the director of the Wheelock Institute for the Science of Education (WISE) and the National Center on Improving Literacy. Dr. Fien’s research is focused […]

Meghan Graham

Meghan Graham is a doctoral student in the Educational Leadership & Policy program at Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. Her research explores neurodiversity in education, with a focus on autistic girls and women. She is studying the autistic experience within the public school system and ways to best support students in […]

Jennifer Greif Green

Dr. Jennifer Greif Green is a professor in special education and a child clinical psychologist at Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. Her research focuses on supporting students with emotional/behavioral disorders and bullying prevention. Within these lines of research, she studies teacher identification of students with mental health needs, racial/ethnic disparities in […]

Nancy Harayama

Dr. Nancy Harayama is a senior lecturer in the Special Education program at Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. Her work focuses on the assessment and instruction of students with significant cognitive disabilities, more specifically, the adaptations for access to the general education curriculum, augmentative and alternative communication, and positive behavioral supports. […]

Oscar E. Hughes

Oscar E. Hughes is a doctoral student in Educational Studies in the Special Education Program at Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. Oscar believes that the needs and priorities expressed by people with disabilities should be central to supports, services, and research in disability and education. He is especially interested in promoting […]

Luna Hwang

Luna Hwang is a doctoral student at BU Wheelock in the Educational Leadership & Policy Studies program. Luna’s research interests include special education, early childhood education, elementary education, math education, reading education, social justice in education, and teacher preparation. During her time at UMass Amherst, Luna was a teaching assistant for Bob Malloy and taught […]

John Njikem

John Njikem is a doctoral student in special education at Boston University Wheelock College of Education. Njikem’s research focuses on the use evidence-based classroom interventions such as computer-assisted instruction and explicit/systematic instruction for supporting students with specific learning disabilities in elementary schools. As a master’s student at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, Njikem completed […]

Nathan Jones

Dr. Nathan Jones is an associate professor in the Special Education program at Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. He is affiliated faculty with the¬†Wheelock Educational Policy Center (WEPC) and is a founding member of the BU Faculty of Computing & Data Sciences. Beginning on September 1, 2023, Dr. Jones is on […]

Lindsey Kaler

Lindsey Kaler is a doctoral student in special education at Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. She is a fellow in the Project LINC cohort and is federally funded by a training grant from the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). Her research explores the intersections of trauma, special education, and educational […]