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Teaching Excellence Award recipient John Palladino
College of Education - Special Education

by Taylor Maguire, Published October 9, 2012


Palladino has been an educator at EMU since 2003, where he specializes in special education, behavior disabilities and youth in foster care. In 2007, Palladino became the managing editor of the Journal of Ethnographic and Qualitative Research. He is committed to the education and well-being of young people. Palladino is influential in his field and perspective-changing. His extensive experience and dedication with qualitative research is admirable.

Palladino has had many publications over the years. In 2008, "Preparing School Principals for Special Education Administration" was published in the John Sheppard Journal of Practical Leadership. And in 2012, "When "asked for" becomes the "not wanted," was published in the Journal of Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Press. Currently, Palladino is an active member of the University's Human Subjects Research committee; Women's and Gender Studies committee; and the LGBT Advisory committee.

Palladino's most recent referred publications include, "When "asked for" becomes the "not wanted" in the Journal of Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Press. And in 2008 he published, "Preparing School Principals for Special Education Administration," in the John Sheppard Journal of Practical Leadership. Currently, Palladino is an active member of the University's Human Subjects Research committee; Women's and Gender Studies committee; and the LGBT Advisory committee.

To help support Palladino's research, he was awarded the EMU Research Stimulus Program to support expenses and a student scholarship for a qualitative research project, exploring cultural and gender implications of Arab-American mothers' advocacy for sons with emotional behavior disorders. In 2005, he was awarded $200,000 from the Michigan Department of Education to find and establish a two year professional development collaborative with mathematics and special education teachers in Ypsilanti Public Schools. Palladino received his Bachelor of Science in Elementary and Special Education from Creighton University, his Master of Science in Teacher Education and Educational Administration, and his Ph.D in Administration, Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Nebraska.


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