October 31, 2017

Kelly Williams, a project coordinator and researcher with MCPER, has been selected to join the 10th cohort of Council for Exceptional Children Division for Research Doctoral Student Scholars program. 

Williams is one of 10 scholars selected through an international competitive review process. She will participate in a series of three seminars and online discussions based on this year's inquiry question: "What makes for excellence in special education research?" The program is "designed to foster connections among doctoral students at different universities and to contribute to raising the standard of research in the field ... culminating in a final colloquium that brings students and researchers together in a session dedicated to graduate student development at the annual CEC Convention and Expo," according to the Division for Research website.

She was nominated for the honor by MCPER Executive Director Sharon Vaughn. Williams joins past MCPER winner Deborah Reed, who was selected for the first cohort in 2008.