Helen A. Kellar Institute for Human disAbility - George Mason University
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The Kellar Institute for Human DisAbilities (KIHd) is an interdisciplinary campus-based organization focusing on improving the lives and productivity of children and adults with disabilities. KIHd combines the resources of the university with local, state, regional, national, public, and private sector agencies and organizations to develop products, services, and programs for persons with disabilities.

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Dr. Leigh Ann Kurz receives Fall 2018 Gerald Wallace Award

Dr. Leigh Ann Kurz receives Fall 2018 Gerald Wallace Award

December 12, 2018

Dr. Leigh Ann Kurz Gerry Wallace Award

At the College of Education and Human Development division meeting, Dr. Leigh Ann Kurz received the Fall 2018 Gerald Wallace Doctoral Dissertation Excellence In Special Education Award for her dissertation.
This is prestigious recognition is named for Dr. Gerald Wallace who was a former director of the PhD in Education Program at George Mason University. Dr Wallace influenced instructional strategies used in the special education field by pioneering the use of assessment to design instruction for students with disabilities.
Dr. Kurz's name will be added to the plaque displayed in the Kellar Library. She also received a certificate and monetary prize.