LSI-affiliated scientist Mary Morningstar, associate professor, has been named the 2016-2017 Budig Special Education Professor in the KU School of Education. The nomination noted that Morningstar “has been involved in training, professional development and research regarding transition from school to adult life for more than 25 years. She is a true teacher-mentor, scholar and leader who ably transmits her knowledge, skills and enthusiasm for high quality access for all.”
Morningstar teaches and conducts research in secondary special education and transition to adulthood, online instruction and professional development, and education of students with significant disabilities. KU Chancellor Emeritus Gene A. Budig and his wife, Gretchen, established the award.