Dave Edyburn, Associate Graduate Faculty (AGF) / PhD Program Mentor













Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Major: Special Education

MSEd., Illinois State University

Major: Reading

BSEd., Illinois State University

Major: Learning Disabilities and Behavior Disorders

Research Interests

  • Applications of technology that enhance teaching, learning, and performance
  • Nexus of human and machine learning; Cognitive technologies
  • Special education technology research
  • Universal design for learning

Notable Publications

Recent Books

Edyburn, D.L. (2019). Inclusive technologies: Tools for helping diverse learners achieve academic success (2nd ed.). San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education, Inc. https://www.vitalsource.com/products/inclusive-technologies-tools-for-helping-diverse-dave-edyburn-v9781621786351

Edyburn, D. L. (2019). App development for individuals with disabilities: Insights for developers and entrepreneurs. Oviedo, FL: Knowledge by Design.

Recent Journal Articles and Book Chapters

Edyburn, D. (2020). Four types of literature reviews relevant for assistive technology research professionals. Closing the Gap, 39(4), 3-6.

Rao, K., Ok, M.W., Smith, S.J., Evemenova, A., & Edyburn, D. (2020). Validation of the UDL reporting criteria with extant UDL research. Remedial and Special Education, 41(4), 219-230.

Edyburn. D.L. (2020). Universal design for learning and the landfill of revolutionary educational innovations. In S.L. Gronseth & E.M. Dalton (Eds.), Universal access through inclusive instructional design: International perspectives on UDL (pp. 332-342). NY: Routledge.

Edyburn, D.L., Rao, K., & Hariharan, P. (2017). Technological practices supporting diverse students in inclusive settings. In M.T. Hughes and E. Talbott (Eds.), The Wiley Handbook of Research on Diversity in Special Education (pp. 357-378). NY: John Wiley and Sons.

Bull, G., Thompson, A.D., Schmidt-Crawford, D., Garofalo, J., Hodges, C.B., Spector, J.M., Ferdig, R.E., Edyburn, D., & inshuk (2016). Evaluating the impact of educational technology. Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education, 32(4), 117-118.

Edyburn, D.L. (2014). Connecting the dots: Technology trends that could significantly alter the future of special education. In J. McLeskey, N.L. Waldron,, F. Spooner, & B. Algozzine (Eds.), Handbook of Research and Practice for Effective Inclusive Schools (pp. 451-463). New York: Routledge.

Edyburn, D.L. (2013). Critical issues in advancing the special education technology evidence-base. Exceptional Children, 80(1), 7-24.