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Joan Safran

Professor Emerita, Teacher Education
Teacher Education
McCracken Hall 324

Dr. Joan Safran holds a B.A. in English from Connecticut College and M.Ed. in Special Education from Rutgers University. She also holds the Ph.D. in Learning Disabilities and Behavior Disorders from the University of Virginia. During the fall semester, she teaches courses in educational psychology and human development. Her primary research interests include methods of effective teaching and collaboration as well as the autistic spectrum disorder, Asperger Syndrome.


Most Recent Publications:


Howley, M., Howley, A.A., Helfrich, S., Harrison, L., Gillam, M., & Safran, J. S. (2012). A research-focused honors program for high-ability teacher-education students. Journal for the Education of the Gifted.


Safran, J. S. (2006). Middle and secondary students with Asperger Syndrome: Intervening for success. In L. Baker & L. Welkowitz (Eds.), Asperger Syndrome: Understanding interventions. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.


Safran, S.P., Safran, J.S., & Ellis, K. (2003). Intervention ABCs for children with Asperger Syndrome. Topics in Language Disorders, 23(2), 154-165.


Safran, J.S. (2002). A practitioner's guide to resources on Asperger Syndrome. Intervention in School and Clinic, 37(5), 283-291.


Safran, J. S. (2002). Supporting students with Asperger Syndrome in general education. Teaching Exceptional Children, 34(5), 60-66.


Safran, J.S., & Safran, S.P. (2001).  School-based consultation for Asperger Syndrome. Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation, 12(4), 385-395.