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School of Education, Health and Human Behavior
School of Education

Craig Miner, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Ph.D., 1994
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
(618) 650‑2653

Founders Hall, Room 1130


About Dr. Miner

Craig Miner, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Special Education in the Department of Teaching and Learning in the School of Education, Health and Human Behavior at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. He has over 30 years of experience in educational and adult service programs for individuals with severe, profound and multiple disabilities. Dr. Miner teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in inclusive education, disabilities in schools and society, instructional and assistive technology, and family and school partnerships. He is available to mentor teacher candidates on issues and practices related to educating students with severe disabilities.

Research Profile

Dr. Miner has been involved in applied research, training, and implementation of person-centered planning activities/supports and student-directed IEPs.He has published and presented widely at state, regional, and national/international conferences on issues related to special education. Dr. Miner has additional research interests in instructional and assistive technology, self-determination, transition, family partnerships, and positive behavior supports.


Storey, K., & Miner. C. (2017). Systematic instruction of functional skills for students and adults with disabilities (2nd ed.). Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas.

Miner, C. (2014). Person centered transition planning. : In K. Storey & D. Hunter (Eds.), The road ahead: Transition to adult life for persons with disabilities (3rd ed.) Fairfax, VA: IOS Press.

Mundschenk, N.A., Miner, C.A., & Nastally, B.L. (2011). Effective classroom management: An air traffic control analogy. Intervention in School and Clinic, 47, 98-103.

Torgerson, C., Miner, C., & Shen. H. (2004). Developing student competence in self-directed IEPs. Interventions in School and Clinic, 39, 162-167.

Bates, P.E., Cuvo, A., Miner, C.A., & Korabek, C.A (2001). Simulated and community-based instruction involving persons with mild and moderate mental retardation. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 22, 95-115.

Miner, C.A., & Bates, P.E. (1997). The effect of person centered planning activities on the transition/IEP planning process. Education and Training in Mental Retardation, 32, 105-112.

Miner, C.A., & Bates, P.E. (1997). Person-centered transition planning. Teaching Exceptional Children, 30(1), 66-69.

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