Deborah Gallagher, PhD

Office Location: 

Schindler Education Center 123
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0601


BA English, Virginia Tech
M.Ed. Learning Disabilities, Lynchburg College
Ph.D. Special Education, University of Virginia

Areas of Expertise 

Disability studies
Inclusive education arrangements and pedagogy
Philosophy of science
Sociology of education
Qualitative inquiry

Research Interests 

Analysis of the research methodology debates in special education

Selected Publications 

Gallagher, D. J. (in press). Educational researchers and the making of normal people. In C. Dudley-Marling & A. Gurn (Eds.), Deconstructing the normal curve and reconstructing education for students with disabilities. New York: Peter Lang.

Gallagher, D. J. (in press). A commentary on Hodkinson's The politics of legitimating research. In P. Hart (Ed.), Sage companion to research in education. London: Sage.

Gallagher, D. J. (in press). Hiding in plain sight: The nature and role of theory in learning disability labeling. Disability Studies Quarterly.

Baglieri, S., Valle, J. W., Connor, D. J., & Gallagher, D. J. (in press). Disability studies in education: The need for a plurality of perspectives on disability. Remedial and Special Education.