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School of Education, Health and Human Behavior
School of Education

Mary Weishaar, Ph.D.

Ph.D., St. Louis University, 1984

M.S., Eastern Illinois University, 1976

B.S., Eastern Illinois University, 1975

Mary Konya Weishaar, Ph.D., is Professor of Special Education in the School of Education, Health and Human Behavior at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.  She taught special education graduate and undergraduate courses and was Associate Dean for the School of Education, Health and Human Behavior.  She currently functions as Executive Director of International Affairs at SIUE, where she leads the institution in international education, including development of international partnerships, administration of study abroad, administration of immigration services for international students and collaboration with constituent groups to promote international education.  She received two Fulbright Scholar Awards, one to teach and conduct research in Kiev, Ukraine and one to participate in an international administrator’s seminar in Japan.  Dr. Weishaar is author or coauthor of six books in special education administration and assessment and over fifteen articles in special education and international education.  She is a member of the Fulbright Association, NAFSA: Association of International Educators and Phi Kappa Phi.  Areas of interest include international issues in special education, legal and administrative issues in special education, assessment and use of case studies. 

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