Sharon Vaughn, Ph.D.
Professor of Special Education and Manuel J. Justiz Endowed Chair in Education
The University of Texas at Austin
Executive Director, The Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk
D4900, SZB 228
Austin, TX 78712-1284
Dr. Sharon Vaughn, Manuel J. Justiz Endowed Chair, is the Executive Director of The Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk an organized research unit at The University of Texas at Austin. She is the recipient of numerous awards including the CEC research award, the AERA SIG distinguished researcher award, The University of Texas Distinguished faculty award and outstanding Researcher Award, and the Jeannette E. Fleischner Award for Outstanding Contributions in the Field of LD from CEC. She is the author of more than 35 books and 250 research articles. Several of these research articles have won awards: one the A.J. Harris IRA award for best article published and another the School Psychology award for best article. She is currently Principal Investigator on several Institute for Education Sciences, National Institute for Child Health and Human Development, and U.S. Department of Education research grants. She works as a senior adviser to the National Center on Intensive Interventions and has more than six articles that have met the What Works Clearing House Criteria for their intervention reports.