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Kavale, Siegel, and Lembke elected to DLD Executive Board

Karen J. Rooney, past president of the Division for Learning Disabilities, announced that Kenneth Kavale, Linda S. Siegel, and Erika Lembke have been elected to the executive board of the Division for Learning Disabilities (DLD). They will serve in the offices of president elect, vice president, and secretary, respectively, with their terms beginning 1 July 2008.

Ken Kavale will serve as president elect for 2008-2009, president for 2009-2010, and past president from 2010-2011. He is a professor of special education at Regent University in Virginia Beach, VA. He earned a bachelors degree from Brooklyn College of the City University of New York and a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. Before joining the faculty at Regent, he held positions at the Universities of Georgia; Colorado; California, Riverside; and Iowa. Professor Kavale, who has published hundreds of scholarly works on Learning Disabilities and related topics, previously contributed to DLD as the founding editor of Learning Disabilities Research and he oversaw the merger of that journal with Learning Disabilities Practice into the division's well-regarded journal, Learning Disabilities Research & Practice.

Linda Siegel will serve as vice-president for 2008-2009, president elect for 2009-2010, president from 2010-2011, and past president for 2011-2012. She earned a bachelors degree from Queens College of the City University of New York and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Yale University. She is a professor of educational and counselling psychology and special education at the University of British Columbia. Prior to joining the faculty at UBC, she taught at the University of Missouri, McMaster University, and the University of Toronto. Professor Siegel, who has published widely on dyslexia and other learning disabilities as well and cognitive and language development, has developed a system to detect children who at risk for reading difficulties and to provide intervention to reduce or eliminate their reading difficulties.

Erika Lembke will serve as secretary for a two-year term from 2008-09 and 2009-2010. She is an assistant professor of special education at the University of Missouri. She earned a bachelors degree from Iowa State University, as masters from Morningside College, and a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. Prior to completing her doctoral studies she taught special education in Iowa for six years. Professor Lembke has conducted extensive research on assessment of students' performance as well has having co-authored products for TeachingLD and presenting at DLD's annual fall conferences.

The Division for Learning Disabilities is an organziation of more than 6000 individuals who share an interest in promoting the education and general welfare of people with Learning Disabilities. DLD sponsors Learning Disabilities Research & Practice and the Current Practice Alerts; it also publishes this Web site—TeachingLD—as well as other products.

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