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).