David Hernandez-Saca, Ph.D.

University of Northern Iowa
David Hernandez-Saca, P.h.D.

Dr. Hernandez-Saca is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Special Education at the University of Northern Iowa. He received his PhD from Arizona State University and MA from UC Berkeley. Dr. Hernandez-Saca is a former multi-subject teacher and his teaching responsibilities at UNI include undergraduate teacher preparation courses in the areas of postschool transition programming and issues and applications in special education. Dr. HernandezSaca's two areas of research are: (1) the emotional impact of LD labeling on conceptions of self and (2) the role of emotion and affect in teacher learning about social justice issues. He investigates this as it relates to historical equity issues in special education and current movements for inclusive education. He has published in journals such as Learning Disability Quarterly and the Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation, and has presented at numerous national and regional conferences.

Equity Fellow