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Dan Reschly

Emeritus Professor, Department of Special Education

Dan Reschly is Professor of Education and Psychology in Peabody College, Vanderbilt University where he Chaired Department of Special Education from 1998-2006, gaining the #1 national ranking for the first time in 2003. From 1975 to 1998 Reschly directed the Iowa State University School Psychology Program where he achieved the rank of Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Education. Reschly earned graduate degrees at the University of Iowa and the University of Oregon and served as a school psychologist in Iowa, Oregon, and Arizona.

Reschly has published on response to intervention, reduction of special education disproportionality, identification of disabilities (high incidence, minority issues), and policy issues in special education. Recent funding and research focuses on teacher quality.

In 1999 Reschly was listed in the top 5 in school psychology career service contributions and in 2004 he was identified as the most widely cited author in school psychology books and journals over 2002-2004 period. He has been active in state and national leadership roles including President of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), Editor of the School Psychology Review, Chair of NASP-NCATE Graduate Program Approval, President of the Society for the Study of School Psychology, and Chair of the Council of Directors of School Psychology Programs. Reschly served on the National Academy of Sciences Panels on Standards-based Reform and the Education of Students with Disabilities and Minority Overrepresentation in Special Education. He chaired the National Academy Panel on Disability Determination in Mental Retardation.

He has received the NASP Lifetime Achievement Award, three NASP Distinguished Service Awards, the Stroud Award, appointment to Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the American Psychological Society, Charter Member of the Iowa Academy of Education, 1996 Outstanding Alumnus, College of Education, University of Oregon, 2000 NASP Lifetime Achievement Award, and the 2007 NASP Legend Award.