Dr. David Forbush

Utah Professional Development Network
Project Director
David Forbush has worked in the field of disabilities for over 20 years in a variety of capacities, including: Life Skills Educator, Assessment Specialist, School Psychologist, Director of Title-1 programs, Director of Special Education, Grant Project Director, Senior Research Scientist, University Clinical Instructor, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Assistant and Adjunct Professor in USU’s Department Special Education, Academic Interventions Center Coordinator, and has sat on state and national committees focusing on disabilities. He is currently a member of the editorial board for the American Council for Rural Special Education (ACRES) and has served as chair of ACRES. David’s research has been published in The Teacher Educator, American School Board Journal, Rural Special Education Quarterly, Journal of Teacher Education and Special Education, Journal of Special Education Technology, just to name a few.

David has been recognized by multiple groups, receiving awards such as the Utah Council for Exceptional Children’s Steven J. Kukic Special Education Administrator of the Year and the, Extra Mile Award from the Cache County School District. David’s disability related interests are broad, and include academic interventions for at-risk children and students with disabilities, and he has particular interest in reading interventions. He is also interested in special educational leadership, use of technology in education, pre- and in-service teacher training, disability law and policy, and the science of implementation of evidence-based practices. Dr. Forbush directs the Utah Professional Development Network for the Center for Technical Assistance for Excellence in Special Education (TAESE) at Utah State University.

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