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ASU Education Professor Honored as Innovator

October 07, 2010

Dr. Richard Evans, assistant professor of teacher education at Angelo State University, has been named an Outstanding Multisensory Structured Language Education (MSLE) Professional by the International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council (IMSLEC).

For his excellence in MSLE work, Evans will receive an IMSLEC Innovator Award for 2010 at the council’s annual meeting Tuesday, Oct. 26, as part of the International Dyslexia Association Conference in Phoenix, Ariz.

Since joining the ASU faculty in 2008, Evans has been the adviser for the special education undergraduate program (SPED). Prior to that, he served as an assistant professor at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va., and was coordinator of undergraduate special programs at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin. He has also spent time as a research associate and instructor at Texas A&M University and an instructor at Blinn College’s Bryan campus, plus eight years in Texas public schools.

Evans has received numerous grants, published extensively in his career and presented programs at national conferences related to the special education field. He holds a Ph.D. in educational psychology from Texas A&M and bachelor’s and master’s degrees from ASU.

The IMSLEC promotes and ensures quality MSLE training for teachers and therapists of individuals with dyslexia and related disorders. IMSLEC’s accreditation process supports essential standards and criteria for academic and practicum work that are crucial to the successful training of dyslexia teachers, therapists and other specialists.

For more information, contact Evans at 942-2052.

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