Debra Bauder

Debra Bauder
Associate Professor
Department of Special Education, Early Childhood & Prevention Science
Room 156 - College of Education and Human Development
Office: 502-852-0564
Fax: 502-852-1419
debra.bauder @

Dr. Bauder's curriculum vitae [PDF]

Publications written by Debra cover many areas of the special education field including learning disabilities, general special education, and specialization in assistive technology. Recent publications include Assistive technology guidelines for Kentucky schools, Supported living in Kentucky and Assistive technology: Learning devices for special needs students and currently in preparation, Technology and Transition, a chapter in the forthcoming textbook, Transition Planning Across the Life Span, by Flexer, Simmons, Baer & Luft.

Committee membership included participation at the, Speech Proficiency Exam Committee, University of Louisville among others.

Debra is also coordinator of the Learning and Behavior Disorder Professional year program.

Educational Background

  • EdD, 1999, University of Kentucky
  • EdS, 1990, University of Kentucky
  • MEd, 1981, Vanderbilt University
  • BS, 1975, Mankato University

Teaching Areas

  • Assistive technology
  • Learning behavior disorders
  • Moderate and severe disabilities

Research Interests

  • Assistive technology
  • Web-based instruction
  • Learning and behavior disorders
  • Universal design for learning
  • Cognitive disabilities

Professional Organizations

  • Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
    • Division of Learning Disabilities (DLD)
    • Division of Technology and Media (TAM)
  • National Special Education Association
  • International Society of Technology and Education (ISTE)
  • Council for Learning Disability (CLD)

Professional Activities

  • Editorial Review Board, Assistive Technology Outcomes & Benefits, 2007-2010.
  • Board of Directors, Alliance for Technology Access (ATA).
  • Chair, CEHD Curriculum Committee Spring 2007- Fall 2007.
  • Member, Standard 1 NCATE Committee
  • Developer of the Program Review Document (NCATE) for Communication Disorders Program
  • Member, Speech Proficiency Exam Committee, CEHD

Awards and Honors

  • Provost’s Award for Exemplary Advising, Nominee, Spring, 2005
  • Favorite University Instructor Nominee, Delphi Center, 2004, 2005, 2006
  • Who’s Who in Education, 2003-2004 & 2005 -2006.
  • Special Recognition for Dedicated and Loyal Service, (July 2003). Bluegrass Technology Center.

Selected Publications

  • Coulter, K., Bauder, D., Simmons, T. & Williams, P. (2018). Pediatric Resident Knowledge of Communication Disorders and Augmentative Communication. Pediatrics.
  • Bauder, D. & Simmons, T. (2017). Digital Pedagogy: Embedding Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Strategies in Online Courses. In P. Resta & S. Smith (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 127-132). Austin, TX, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
  • Bauder, D. (2016). Nested Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in Hybrid Online Courses. In Proceedings of EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2016 (pp. 1121-1127). Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
  • Bauder, D. & Ender, K. (2016). Using Multimedia Solutions for Accessing the Curriculum Through a UDL Lens. In Proceedings of EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2016 (pp. 1128-1133). Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).