Faculty Profiles

Karen Yates

Course Instructor Special EducationEducational Studies

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Karen Yates has fulfilled the role of limited term lecturer for both the Department of Educational Studies and the Department of Human Development and Family Studies. Ms. Yates received her B.S. in Special Education, mild disabilities/learning disabled from Eastern Michigan University and a M.S. in Special Education from Purdue University. She has also additional licenses in intense disabilities from Florida Atlantic University and orthopedic impairments from Ball State University. Karen brings over 33 years of experience as an educator to her role at Purdue University. As an educator Ms. Yates has worked with students with varying disabilities ages 6 through 22. She spent the last 15 years of her instruction working with high school students with intense disabilities. While teaching Karen was invited to be a limited time lecturer for the Human Development and Family Studies Department where she instructed students in Medical and Physical Management of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities. She has also taught Medical and Physical Management of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities, Intense Methods in Special Education and Social, Legal and Ethical Issues in Special Education courses through the Purdue Online Program.

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