Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University; M.A., Northeastern Illinois University; B.S., Southern Illinois University
Distance education; assistive technology; educational leadership
Dr. Birnbaum serves as the Special Education specialization coordinator for Walden’s Ph.D. in Education program. He was named Florida’s “Gifted Teacher of the Year” in 1991 and IBM/technology and learning teacher of the year in 1992. Dr. Birnbaum has written five books and numerous articles in the area of special education, and he served as the chair of the 2011 International Association of Special Education Conference to be held in Reykjavik, Iceland.