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Pamela Beth Whitt

Assistant Professor of Special Education Disability Studies
Tom Raper Hall 360
(765) 973-8308


  • Ph.D. Ed/Curriculum & Development: Special Ed, University of MO-STL, 2007
  • M.S. Ed Special Ed: Behavioral Disorders, University of MO-STL, 2004
  • B.S. Ed Special Ed: Learning Disability Behavior Disorder, Southwest MO State, 1990

Selected Publications

  • (2009) Whitt & Danforth: Reclaiming the Power of Address in Teaching: New Metaphors and Narratives for Challenging Behaviors, in (De) Constructing ADHD: critical guidance for teachers and teacher educators. Graham, L. editor, Peter Lang
  • (2008) Scordias, M., Haogland, C., Whitt, P. Virtual Classroom Visits: A Use of Technology to Better Prepare Teachers Proceedings of International Conference on Technology Communication and Education
  • (2006) Danforth, S, Morris, P. Orthodoxy, heresy and the inclusion of American students considered to have emotional/behavioral disorders International Journal of Inclusive Education, Volume 10, Issue 2, 2006, Pages 135 – 148

Selected Professional Presentations

  • (2010) An Ingenious Way to Live: How Mother Finally Made the Screaming Stop” Ohio State University: Multiple Perspectives on Access, Inclusion, & Disability.
  • (2009) From Desire to Desirable: using federal policy to change special education practice into authentic democratic education. Chapel Hill North Carolina: Democratic Education in the Spirit of John Dewey at the Southeast Philosophy of Education Society:
  • (2009) Rendering Race Irrelevant: critical lessons for teacher education programs. 61st Annual Meeting of the American Association of College for Teacher Education: Chicago
  • (2009) White Trash Theory for Teachers: a critical exploration of socio-economic diversity in teacher education. Honolulu HI: International Conference on Education:
  • (2008) Critical Theory at Play: Using NCLB to Remove Categorical Discrimination in Public School. Presentation at the 3rd Annual Multicultural Seminar: University of Southern Indiana University