Dr. Wiley is an associate professor of special education at Kent State University. Dr. Wiley’s research focuses on controversial issues in special education; special education policy; disproportionate identification of culturally and linguistically diverse students in special education; the under-identification and under-service of students with emotional and behavioral disorders; and supporting teacher use of highly effective, research-based academic and behavioral interventions through pre-service and in-service training.
Every year, the Kent State special education program hosts the Badar Kauffman Conference on Contemporary Issues in Special Education Research at Kent State University. This conference draws researchers and leaders in the field from across the country and around the world. Dr. Wiley is honored to serve on the leadership committee for this nationally recognized conference.
Dr. Wiley taught for 12 years in public schools. Most of his K-12 teaching experience is with students who have emotional and behavioral disorders and/or learning disabilities. He worked as a crisis resource teacher, an autism resource teacher, and a behavior specialist. Dr. Wiley also has experience working with students who have moderate to severe disabilities. He is deeply committed to strengthening special education and supporting those who teach difficult-to-teach students.
Dr. Wiley married his wife at the summer camp where they met many years ago. He has three boys and an assortment of animals. His hobbies include hiking, canoeing, watching baseball, listening to music, and sight-seeing (mostly nearby!).
Please feel free to contact Dr. Wiley any time – he loves hearing from students and others interested in special education and Kent State. Go Flashes!