Wade Fish, PhD

Director, The Graduate School


Area of Expertise:
• Parent Educator Collaboration within the IEP Process
• Special Educator Recruitment and Retention
• Quality Instructor Feedback to Students
• Effective Online Course Delivery

• Ph.D., University of North Texas
• M.Ed., University of North Texas
• M.A., University of Louisville
• B.B.A., Baylor University

Teacher Certification in Secondary Special Education (Texas)

Perceptions of parents of students with Autism towards the IEP meeting

Selected Publications:
• “Using chess to improve math achievement for students who receive special education services,” International Journal of Special Education (2011)
• “School administrators supporting response to intervention,” School Leadership Review (2010)
• “Special education: the career of choice,” Remedial and Special Education (2010)

Selected Professional Experience:
• Associate Professor of Special Education, Texas A&M University - Commerce
• Assistant Professor of Special Education, The University of Texas at Tyler
• Secondary Special Education Teacher, Mesquite Independent School District

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