David Koppenhaver, PhD

David Koppenhaver, PhD


David Koppenhaver, Ph.D., Professor of Reading Education at Appalachian State University, holds a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), where he co-founded the Center for Literacy and Disability Studies in 1990 and directed its activities until 1998. His professional work focuses on literacy in students with developmental disabilities, including complex communication needs and multiple disabilities. David has received numerous recognitions, including the Distinguished Lectureship of the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication, the Pehrson Chair in Education at Gustavus Adolphus College, and a Fulbright Scholarship at the University of Queensland.