School of EducationDepartment
Leadership and Special Education: Students with Disabilities
EducationPh.D.,Special Education (Curriculum and Instruction), Minor: Educational Administration, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico, December 1986.
Doctoral Dissertation: A Comparative Study of the Development of Self-Concept in Normally Sighted and Visually Impaired Students.
M.A.,Psychology (Emphasis: Instructional Psychology), New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico, August 1986.
M.Ed.,Special Education (Emphasis: Educational Diagnostics), Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas, December 1981.
Master's Thesis: Review of Instructional Programs for Autistic Children.
B.A./N.C.E.,Secondary Education (English Language and Economics), University of Ibadan, College of Education, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria, July 1976.
Undergraduate and Graduate Courses Taught at College/University Levels:
*Writing for Publication
*Introduction to Inclusive Education
*Building Community in Inclusive Contexts
*Issues and Trends in Exceptional Education*Multicultural Learning and Teaching in Special Education
*Multicultural Learning and Teaching in Special Education-Online*Special Education Practicum
*Observation and Student Teaching in Special Education
*Survey of Exceptional Instructions
Research Interests* Multicultural Psychology and Special Education.
* African American Learners/Urban Learners.
* Self-Concept Development of At-Risk Learners.
* Crisis Intervention/Behavior Management.
* Educational Reform/Program Evaluation.
* Comparative/International Education.
Books and Monographs (most recent):
Bakken, J. P., Obiakor, F. E., & Rotatori, A. F. (2012). Behavioral disorders: Practice concerns and students with EBD: Advances in special education (Vol. 23). Bingley, United Kingdom: Emerald Books. (ISBN: 978-1-78052-506-8).
Bakken, J. P., Obiakor, F. E., & Rotatori, A. F. (2012). Behavioral disorders: Identification, assessment, and instruction of students with EBD: Advances in special education (Vol. 22). Bingley, United Kingdom: Emerald Books. (ISBN: 978-1-78052-504-4).
Rotatori, A. F., Obiakor, F. E., & Bakken, J. P. (2011). History of special education: Advances in special education (Vol. 21). Bingley, United Kingdom: Emerald Books (ISBN: 978-0-85724-629-5).
Chapters (most recent):
Obiakor, F. E., & Offor, M. T. (2012). Special education contexts, problems, and prospects in Nigeria. In M.A. Winzer & K. Mazurek (Eds.), International practices in special education: Debates and challenges(pp.138-148). Washing, DC: Gallaudet UniversityPress.
Obiakor, F. E. (2011).In honor of Mohammed Aman's deanship of a School of Education: A Black man's experience. In S.A. Khalifa, S. M. Rabie, & E. E. Alnashar (Eds.), A festschrift honouring Mohamed Aman (pp. 79-84). Cairo, Egypt: Dar Al-Thaqafa Al-Elmia.
Obiakor, F. E. (2011). Afterword: In honor of the hip-hop culture beyond the "blame game." In F. L. Beachum & C. R. McCray, Cultural collision and collusion: Reflections on hip-hop culture, values, and schools (pp. 155-159). New York: Peter Lang.
Refereed Academic Articles (most recent):
Obiakor, F. E., & Afolayan, M. O. (2012). Analysis and opinion: Building paradigms for the change of special education in Nigeria. Journal of International Special Needs Education, 15(1), 44-54.
Obiakor, F. E., & Algozzine, B. (2012). Building truly multicultural communities. Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 7(1), 1-4.
Utley, C. A., & Obiakor, F. E. (2012, March). Introduction to special issue: Evidence-based practices within the response-to-intervention and positive behavior interventions and supports frameworks. Insights on Learning Disabilities, 9(1), 1-5.
Utley, C. A., & Obiakor, F. E. (2012, March). Response to intervention and positive behavior interventions and supports: Merging models to improve academic and behavioral outcomes of culturally and linguistically diverse children with learning disabilities. Insights on Learning Disabilities, 9(1), 37-67.
Obiakor, F. E. (2011). Beware of false prophets of multicultural education. Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 6(2), 1-6.
Obiakor, F. E. (2011, September). [Review of the book Practicing what we teach: How culturally responsive literacy classrooms make a difference]. Teachers College Record, pp.1-2.
Obiakor, F. E. (2011, Spring). Maximizing access, equity, and inclusion in general and special education. The Journal of the International Association of Special Education, 12(1), 10-16.
Obiakor, F. E., & Algozzine, B. (2011). Leadership in education and the "vision" thing! Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 6(1), 1-4.
Obiakor, F. E., & Green, S. L. (2011). Racial identity and teacher preparation: How they matter to culturally and linguistically diverse urban learners. Myriad, pp. 18-22.
Obiakor, F. E., & McCollin M.J. (2011, Spring). Using the comprehensive support model to work with culturally and linguistically diverse students with learning disabilities. Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 9(1), 19-32.
Obiakor, F. E., & Offor, M.T. (2011). Special education provision in Nigeria: Analyzing contexts, problems, and prospects. International Journal of Special Education, 26(1), 12-19.
Utley, C. A., Obiakor, F. E., & Bakken, J. P. (2011, Spring). Culturally responsive practices for culturally and linguistically diverse students with learning disabilities. Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 9(1), 5-18.
Additional InformationRECENT PROFESSIONAL AND OTHER ORGANIZATIONS
American Educational Research AssociationCouncil for Exceptional Children
Council for Children with Behaviors Disorders (CCBD)
Division for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Exceptional Learners (DDEL)
Division of International Special Education and Services (DISES)National Black Caucus of Special Educators
Teacher Education Division (TED)
International Association of Special Education
Ndi Igbo in Wisconsin, Inc. (NIWI)
Obodoukwu Union of North America, Inc.(OUNA)
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity
People's Club of Nigeria
Phi Delta Kappa
Psi Chi National Honor Society in Psychology
Society of Scholars and Educators
RECENT HONORS AND AWARDS
·Outstanding Contributions to Children in the City, "Educators of Milwaukee," St. MarkAME Church, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (2012).
·Outstanding Author Contributor Award Winner at the Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence (2011).
·Certificate of Recognition for Published Work and Inclusion in the UWM Libraries
Authors Collection (2011).
·Nominated for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Research Foundation Senior
Faculty Research Award (2011).
·Pearlie C. Dove Education Colloquium Award, School of Education, Clark Atlanta
University, Atlanta, GA (2010).
·Nominated for the School of Education Teaching Award, University of Wisconsin-
Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI (2010).
·Length of Service Award, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI (2009).
·Outstanding Service Award, College of Education, Grambling State University,
Grambling, LA (2008); (2009).
·Certificate of Outstanding Service as Co-Editor of Multiple Voices, Division for
Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Exceptional Learners (DDEL), Council for
Exceptional Children, Louisville, Kentucky (2007).