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Darlos K. Mummert, Ed.D., Illinois State University
Darlos Mummert joined the Special Education Department at WIU in 1995, teaching in both the undergraduate and graduate programs. She received her BS from the University of Iowa in 1974 with certification in special education and elementary education. She taught cross categorical special education students in a variety of settings for twelve years. Dr. Mummert earned a master’s degree in special education from the University of Northern Iowa in 1985. She worked as a consultant for a large special education cooperative for several years prior to returning to school for her doctorate. Dr. Mummert earned an Ed.D. in special education at Illinois State University in 1995.
In addition to teaching academic courses to junior high and high school level students with behavior disorders, learning disabilities, and mental retardation, Dr. Mummert also taught vocational classes and was a work study coordinator for several years, which gave her experience in transition and transition planning as well as opportunities to work with community agencies. Since coming to WIU, Dr. Mummert has designed a number of new courses, served on many State level committees, articulated courses with community colleges, and served on the last accreditation visit steering committee.
Dr. Mummert’s primary research interests include teacher preparation, finding ways to assist novice teachers, and tracking the experiences of our graduates for the purposes of program renewal.