, George
Associate Professor - Teacher Ed - Special Ed
NB 207
Curriculum Vitae
Last Updated: 11/5/18 -

2012 Doctor of  Education in Special Education :  Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
Major: Special Education. Minor: Sensory Impairments (Deafblindness)
2008 Master of Education in Special Education (M.Ed.): Wichita State University, Wichita, KS.
Major: Gifted Education.
2000 Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
Major: Social Studies (Geography & History).
Professional Associations
  • International Association of Special Education (IASE) 
  • Oxford Roundtable-Harris Manchester College in the University of Oxford, England. 
  • International Association of African Educators (IAAE). 
  • Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) 
  • American Council on Rural Special Education (ACRES) 
  • American Association of the Deafblind
Selected Publications in Refereed Journals 
  • Odongo, G. (2018). Barriers to parental/family participation in the education of a child with disabilities. International Journal of Special Education, 33(1).
  • Odongo, G. & Davidson, R. (2016). Examining the attitudes and concerns of the Kenya teachers toward inclusion of children with disabilities in the general education class: A Mixed Methods Study. International Journal of Special Education 31(2) p 209-227.
  • Chitiyo, M., Odongo, G., Ambumulire, I., Muwana, F. & Lipemba, M. (2014). Special education teacher preparation in Kenya, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Journal of International Special Needs Education, 18(2) pp. 51-59 Copyright_2015 Division of International Education and Services.
    • Editorial Activities and Peer Review Boards
    • Reviewer: National Youth At-Risk Conference Proposals (NYAR). Georgia Southern University, Savannah, Georgia. 
    • Reviewer: Teacher Educator’s Journal -Virginia Association of Colleges of Teacher Education/Association of Teacher Educators in Virginia (VA-VACTE/ATE) 
    • University Service/School of Education Service
    • Accreditation Committee for the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP)-UVU 
    • Policy 160 Committee-UVU

    Philosophy of Teaching

    I believe that as a teacher I have to create a welcoming and accessible classroom environment for
    all my students. For me, teaching provides an opportunity for continual learning and growth. One
    of my hopes as an educator is to instill a love of learning in my students, as I share my own
    passion for learning with them. I greatly value student diversity .I continue to develop deeper
    understanding of the importance of having an awareness of multicultural issues in education
    today and how students’ diverse backgrounds impact their school and educational experiences.