Anya S. Evmenova
Dr. Evmenova is an active contributor to the field of special education and assistive technology research and development, regularly publishing and presenting at national and international conferences. Dr. Evmenova’s research interests focus on the use of instructional and assistive technology for cognitive development and academic instruction for diverse learners, including students with various abilities and needs; Universal Design for Learning; and high-quality online learning for teacher preparation programs. She has over 30 publications and over 100 scholarly presentations and teacher professional development workshops. Dr. Evmenova has also acquired nearly $4.5 million in external funding. She is currently a Principal Investigator on the U. S. Department of Education Stepping Up Technology Implementation grant funded by the U. S. Department of Education (2012-2017; $2,271,831; PI). In 2015, Dr. Evmenova was recognized as Mason Rising Star faculty.Dr. Evmenova teaches master and doctoral courses in research methods, assistive technology, and special education. Recently she has been awarded the 2016 Teaching Excellence Award for Technology-Enhanced Teaching. For my expertise in high-quality online teaching, learning, and course development, Dr. Evmenova is has participated in the development and frequently teaches the Online Teaching Initiative course for CEHD faculty and adjunct instructors interested in improving their knowledge and skills to facilitate highly interactive online courses. In 2015, one of her courses was recognized as one of Mason’s exemplary online courses. Dr. Evmenova has served on 22 successfully dissertations (chairing 4 of them), 16 on-going dissertations (chairing 5 of them), and 8 pre-dissertation committees (chairing 5 of them).
Dr. Evmenova is the President-Elect in Technology and Media Division in the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC). CEC is the largest international professional organization dedicated to imporving education success of diverse learners. She is a research strand advisor for the Assistive Technology Industry Association, and Vise President for Members at International Academy for Research in Learning Disabilities (IARLD). Dr. Evmenova is a member of editorial boards for top journals such as Exceptional Children and Journal of Special Education Technology.