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Michael Skinner

Professor/Professor Emeritus

Address: 86 Wentworth Street, #221
Office Hours: Monday: 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. Wednesday: 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. (Or, By Appointment)
Phone: 843.953.8044 FAX: 843.953.8109

Professor Skinner recently retired from the College of Charleston at the rank of Professor/Professor Emeritus. He began his career at the College in 1986. He currently teaches special education courses on an adjunct basis.. 

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Professor Skinner received his B.S. in special and elementary education from Bowling Green State University in 1974, his M.A. in school psychology from The Ohio State University in 1979, and his Ph.D. in special education from The Ohio State University in 1986. 

Research Interests

Professor Skinners' primary research interest is effective educational programming for college students with learning disabilities.  He is also interested in identifying effective pedagogy at the post-secondary level.

Courses Taught

Fall Semester 2017 

EDFS 411: Curriculum & Instruction for Students with Disabilities (M & W 2:00-3:15 p.m.)

EDFS 635: Educational Research (Monday 5:30 - 8:15 p.m.)

Honors and Awards

Cougar Club Anita van de Erve Faculty/Staff of the Year Award (2013)

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Professor Emeritus (2016)

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Selected Publications

  • Skinner, M.E., Smith, A.T. (2011).  Creating success for students with learning disabilities in postsecondary foreign language courses.  International Journal of Special Education, 26(2).
  • Skinner, M.E., & Fowler, R.E. (2010).  All joking aside:  Five reasons to use humor in the college classroom.  Education Digest, 76(2), 19-21.
  • Skinner, M.E., Gurganus, S. & Watson, S. (2009).  Principles of ethical practice:  Cases for illustration and dialog.  Intervention in School and Clinic, 45(1), 3-13.
  • Gurganus, S., Skinner, M.E., & Watson, 2. (2008).  CLD adopts principles of ethical practice.  LD Forum (January 2008)Intervention in School and Clinic, 43(2), 4-7.
  • Skinner, M.E. (2007).  Faculty willingness to provide accommodations and course alternatives to postsecondary students with learning disabilities.  International Journal of Special Education, 22(2), 32-45.
  • Skinner, M.E. (2004).  College students with learning disabilities speak out:  What it takes to be successful in postsecondary education.  Journal of Postsecondary Education & Disability, 17(2), 91-104.
  • Skinner, M.E., & Lindstrom, B. (2003).  Bridging the gap between high school and college:  Strategies for the successful transition of students with learning disabilities.  Preventing School Failure, 47(3), 132-137.

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