Chris Kliewer, Ph.D.

Office Location: 

Nielsen Field House
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0601


BS Elementary Education, Iowa State University
MA Special Education, Syracuse University
Ph.D. Teaching and Leadership, Syracuse University

Areas of Expertise 

Early childhood inclusive education
Literacy development in young children with and without disabilities
Qualitative research
Ethnographic research

Research Interests 

Co-Director UNI Center for Disability Studies in Literacy, Language, & Learning
Participating in several projects related to the literacy and communication development of students with significant developmental disabilities
Inclusive education
Family advocacy

Selected Publications 

Kliewer, C. & Biklen, D. (under review). At the end of mental retardation: Out of the rubble of IQ into a local theory of mindedness. The American Psychologist. [peer reviewed]

Kliewer, C. (In Press). Joining the flow: Fostering written language learning in young children with significant developmental disabilities through the four currents of literacy. Research & Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities. [Submitted 15 January 2008]. [peer reviewed]

Kliewer, C. (under review). Creating literacy: Young children with and without disabilities constructing meaning together. Harvard Educational Review. [Submitted 15 September 2008]. [peer reviewed]