Michael Gerber of UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School was a visiting professor at the Hong Kong Institute of Education’s Summer School for Postgraduate Students, held July 14-16. TheSummer School, a pilot project that organizers hope will result in future international collaborations, was jointly organized by the Graduate School of The Hong Kong Institute of Education, the University of California Santa Barbara, the National Institute of Education Singapore, the University of Macau, and South China Normal University. The event featured a series of workshops and lectures designed to enhance research knowledge and skills of the international group of participating graduate students.
Michael Gerber is currently a Professor of Education, and contributing faculty in the Special Education, Disabilities, and Risk and the Educational Leadership and Organizations emphases, both in the Education Department of the Gevirtz School. From 2005-2009 he was the chair of the Department of Education. Gerber has been the director of a Center for Advanced Studies of Individual Differences in the Institute for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Research (ISBER). He is also a founding member of UCSB’s Interdisciplinary Graduate Emphasis in Cognitive Science. He is the current president of the Division for Learning Disabilities in the Council for Exceptional Children. He is also the chair of the steering committee for an UC-wide Center for Research on Special Education, Disabilities, and Developmental Risk.
[Michael Gerber is available for interviews; contact George Yatchisin at 805 893 5789]
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