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Brehm Center

Brehm Center

The Delores Soderquist Brehm Center for Special Education Scholarship and Research explores best and emerging practices in special education and develops caring, dynamic, and critical educational leaders.

Our vision is to create transformational research and the next generation of leaders in special education based on two mutually supporting principles of transformational education:

  1. Research
  2. Scholar/Teacher/Leader Development
  • Scholarship
    Application

    Delores Soderquist Brehm Scholarship Application

    Applicant Requirements
    • Undergraduate and graduate students majoring in Special Education
    • Minimum GPA of 3.20
    • Demonstrated commitment to the field of special education and to the service of  people with disabilities
    • Outstanding pre-professional skills as determined by the Department of Special Education Scholarship Committee
    • Interest in working with a faculty member on an individual research project
    Applicant Responsibilities
    • Completed application form
    • Personal statement including background, academic history, skills, talents, personal/ professional goals, and commitment to the field of special education.
    • Because this scholarship focuses on a year-long research project with a faculty partner, please submit another brief essay (no more than 2 pages) addressing research interests and how working with a faculty partner on this project may impact the field of special education
    • Two detailed letters of support, at least one of which is from a faculty member in the Department of Special Education.
    • Request a copy of the calendar from Linda Polter, Executive Director, to ensure that the applicant will be able to fulfill the commitment and complete the responsibilities of the scholarship
    Recipient Responsibilities
    • A commitment to:
      1. A research agenda
      2. A research project
      3. A faculty partner
      4. A written product for publication
      5. A dissemination: local, state, regional, and/or national
    • Attendance at the 2013-2014 Brehm Research Planning Conference
      Please get a copy of the calendar from Linda Polter, Executive Director, to ensure that the recipient will be able to fulfill the commitment and complete the responsibilities.
    • Attendance at regularly scheduled meetings with the recipient’s faculty partner
  • Conference

    The Delores Soderquist Brehm Center for Special Education Scholarship and Research is dedicated to creating transformational research and the next generation of leaders in special education. The scholars' research explores best and emerging practices in special education and education. In 2013, the annual Brehm Symposium was expanded into a full day conference. The conference entitled, Connecting the Dots: Building Inclusive Societies was held on November 9, 2013 and hosted by the Delores Soderquist Brehm Center for Special Education Scholarship and Research and the EMU Brehm Alumni Association.

  • Summer Institute
    2013-14
    • Jason DeCamillis
    • Kaytie Corlew Edwards
    • Anna Hesson
    • Leah Miller
    • Kristina Oberly
    • Molly Peabody
    • Olivia Rhoades
    • Mary Kathryn Staton
    2012-13
    • Jessica Bradley
    • Ashley Dellock
    • Andrew Gowman
    • Andrew Pedley
    • Ruth Salles
    • Mary Sinz
    • Kathlene Talladay
    • Benjamin White
  • Research
    2013-14
    • Jason DeCamillis
    • Kaytie Corlew Edwards
    • Anna Hesson
    • Leah Miller
    • Kristina Oberly
    • Molly Peabody
    • Olivia Rhoades
    • Mary Kathryn Staton
    2012-13
    • Jessica Bradley
    • Ashley Dellock
    • Andrew Gowman
    • Andrew Pedley
    • Ruth Salles
    • Mary Sinz
    • Kathlene Talladay
    • Benjamin White

Contact Us

Linda Polter, Executive Director, Center for Special Education Scholarship and Research

128 Porter

734.487.2661

linda.polter@emich.edu