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Seena Skelton, Ph.D.

Director of Operations, MAP Center; Editor, Multiple Voices: Disability, Race, and Language Intersections in Special Education
Seena M. Skelton, P.h.D.

Dr. Skelton is Director of Operations of the Midwest and Plains Equity Assistance Center.  As Director of Operations, she works in collaboration with the Center’s executive director to plan, direct, and manage projects and services offered to state and local education agencies throughout the Center’s thirteen-state region. Dr. Skelton has worked as an educational consultant for a regional special education resource center in southwest Ohio, a lead consultant for three state-wide school improvement initiatives funded by the Ohio Department of Education, and as an co- director of professional learning and technical assistance at the Equity Alliance at Arizona State University and assistant director of professional learning and technical assistance at the Great Lakes Equity Center at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.  She has garnered more than 15 years of experience working in the areas of systems change, school improvement, and educational equity. Dr. Skelton has been an adjunct professor at Northern Kentucky University, the University of Cincinnati, the College of Mount Saint Joseph, and IUPUI.  She has co-authored book chapters on implementing systemic change for improved student outcomes, and regularly presents at numerous local, state, and national conferences on various topics related to promoting the success of historically marginalized students.

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