Dr. Larry Maheady appointed to distinguished professor rank

Dr. Larry Maheady

The State University of New York Board of Trustees recently approved the appointment of Fredonia resident Dr. Larry Maheady to the Distinguished Faculty rank. The Distinguished Professorship is conferred upon individuals who have achieved national and/or international prominence and a distinguished reputation within their chosen field.

Dr. Maheady, professor in the Department of Exceptional Education at Buffalo State College, is an accomplished researcher who embeds his research within teacher education programs. The Horace Mann Endowed Chair of Exceptional Education, Dr. Maheady has co-authored five books, 110 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, and he has edited three special journal issues. He has conducted more than 300 staff development sessions in 29 states.

Dr. Maheady’s work ranges from peer-mediated interventions to evidence-based and high-leverage practices in Special Education. His newest book, “High Leverage Practices for Inclusive Practice,” provides rich, practical information for teachers of students with and without disabilities.

He is an invited member of prominent think tanks including the nonprofit Wing Institute, the Collaboration for Effective Educator Development and the Accountability and Reform (CEEDAR) Center. Dr. Maheady has also been honored with the Pearson Excellence in Teacher Education Award by the International Council for Exceptional Children’s Conference, one of the highest international honors given to those in Special Education.

Dr. Maheady and his wife, Bethany, reside in Fredonia. They have three sons — Jason (Erica) Carlson, Joshua Maheady and Connor Maheady — and one grandson, Holden Carlson, all residing in Chautauqua County.

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