Dr. Gabriela Walker

Assistant Professor
Dwight Schar College of Education
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Gabriela Walker, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor at the Ashland University in the Department of Inclusive Services and Exceptional Learners. Dr. Walker obtained her degrees from the University of Bucharest, Romania; the University of Georgia, U.S.; and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, U.S. Dr. Walker teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the area of disability studies. Her dissertation title reads: “From a Human Rights-Based Approach to an Ecological Approach on How to Achieve Successful Inclusion in International Disability Education”. Dr. Walker’s current research interests include Autism Spectrum Disorders, teaching methodologies, research methodologies on and about special populations, global educational policies, gender education, IT impact on education, and human rights policies. Dr. Walker’s work experience includes editorial work, teaching children with a range of special education needs in both Romania and the U.S., and teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses, online, face-to-face, and hybrid courses in the U.S. She has an active record of conference presentations and she is a consulting editor for various international journals. She published in numerous international journals, including Journal of Disability Policy Studies, Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, Europe-Asia Studies, Advances in Psychology Research, International Journal of Inclusive Education, Remedial and Special Education, Comparative and International Education Journal, Journal on Developmental Disabilities, Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 

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