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publicchair.jpg (6284 bytes)Rebecca D. Kneedler
Public Service and Outreach Planning Commission

Rebecca Kneedler, a member of the University of Virginia faculty since 1975, is the associate dean for academic affairs in the Curry School of Education. With the dean and faculty, she oversees degree requirements, program reviews, recruitment and retention of faculty; curriculum revisions, identification of school priorities, and other academic policies and procedures.

From 1990-1998, Ms. Kneedler chaired the Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education in the Curry School. She teaches in the area of special education for students with behavioral and emotional disorders. In 1996-1997 as chair of the University's Faculty Senate, she initiated university-wide conversations on the improvement of teaching which culminated in the establishment of competitive awards from the Provost Office to faculty proposing new developments in their teaching.

Ms. Kneedler serves on the Council for Exceptional Children and is involved with other professional organizations concerned with special education, behavioral disorders, and learning disabilities. She has co-authored a textbook on special education, has served as co-editor of two books, and has written numerous articles and book chapters.

Ms. Kneedler received a B. A. in elementary education from the University of North Carolina. She earned a master of arts in special education from George Washington University and an Ed.D. from the University of Virginia.

She is a member of the Raven Society and Omicron Delta Kappa. Her husband, Lane Kneedler, is an attorney in Richmond. They have two sons, one who attends the University of Colorado and another who is a senior at Charlottesville High School.

Contact information: Rebecca D. Kneedler, Ruffner Hall, Charlottesville, VA 22903;  804/924-6749(voice); 804/924-0888 (fax).

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