We are pleased to announce that Dr. Morgan Chitiyo has been appointed Chair of the Department of Specialized Education Services (SES) for the UNC Greensboro School of Education. He will assume this new role on August 1, 2020.
Dr. Chitiyo will be joining us from Duquesne University where he currently serves as Professor and Chair of the Department of Counseling, Psychology and Special Education. Prior to that he served as the special education program director in the same department. Before joining Duquesne University, he served as assistant and associate professor at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
Dr. Chitiyo received his B.A.Ed. from Africa University and both his MBA and Ph.D. (Applied Behavior and Analysis) from Tennessee Technological University. His research interests include positive behavior supports, autism, inclusive education, and special education professional development, especially in the area of behavior management. He has made significant contributions to the development of special education internationally through his scholarship focusing on special education teacher preparation and professional development. He currently serves as an associate editor of the Journal of International Special Needs Education and is past editor of the Journal of the International Association of Special Education.
Dr. Chitiyo has been honored through awards such as the Tennessee Technological University’s Distinguished Alumnus Award, Southern Illinois University’s Outstanding McNair Scholars’ Mentor, Duquesne University’s School of Education Excellence in Scholarship Award, School of Education Excellence in Service Award, and the President’s Award for Excellence in Service to the Mission.
Please join us in welcoming Dr. Chitiyo to his new role as Chair of the Specialized Education Services (SES) Department. We look forward to working with him and we are excited to see how he collaborates with SES and the broader UNC Greensboro community.