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ASU Education Prof Publishes First Book

February 07, 2012

Dr. Richard Evans, an associate professor of teacher education at Angelo State University, recently published his first book, Living With a Learning Difference (Disability): Through the Eyes of the LD Child.

Published through Outskirts Press, Evans’ book explores the experiences of people with learning disabilities, dyslexia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and offers information on how they can achieve academic success with the right instruction and attention. 

In writing the book, Evans drew from his own experiences working through learning disabilities.  He also explores different times of his life that he has titled Foundation Baggage, Perceptions, Reality and Nikao, which is Greek for conquer. 

An ASU faculty member since 2008, Evans holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from ASU and a doctorate in educational psychology from Texas A&M University.  He serves as secretary of the Texas Council for Exceptional Children, is a board member for the Kansas-based Council for Learning Disabilities and is the faculty advisor for the ASU Student Council for Exceptional Children and the Special Education Ambassadors student group. 

Prior to arriving at ASU, Evans served as coordinator of the Exceptional Education and Special Education programs at James Madison University in Harrisburg, Va.  He has also served as undergraduate special education coordinator at the University of Texas-Permian Basin, and as a researcher and adjunct instructor at Texas A&M and Blinn College.  He is a Texas Master Reading Teacher and taught eight years in Texas public schools. 

Evans’ book was released Feb. 1 and is available in paperback through the Barnes & Noble website and through in paperback or e-book.