Judy Harris-Looby, PhD
Associate Professor and Chair,
Exceptional Student Education and Reading
PhD, Special Education with specialization in Emotional Handicaps, University of Miami
MS, Special Education, Diagnostic and Prescriptive Teaching, University of the Virgin Islands
Judy Harris-Looby, PhD is an Associate Professor and the Chair of the Exceptional Student Education and Reading Departments. Her doctoral degree is in Special Education with a specialization in Emotional and Behavioral Disorders. Her master's degree is in Special Education, Diagnostic and Prescriptive Teaching. Dr. Harris-Looby has published in many peer-refereed journals and presented at national conferences on topics related to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity (ADHD), emotional and behavioral disorders, learning disabilities (LD) and collaborative consultation strategies and techniques. In collaboration with her colleagues, Dr. Harris-Looby has successfully written several state and federal personnel preparation grants, which were approved and funded at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Grant projects were funded for multiple years with Dr. Harris-Looby serving as the co-principle investigator; awards ranged from $250,000 to $500,000. All grant awards provided tuition scholarships and academic supports to prepare highly qualified teachers of students with special needs.