Brief bio and description of the scholar’s work:
Charles Dukes is Associate Professor and Doctoral Coordinator in the Department of Exceptional Student Education at Florida Atlantic University. He teaches courses in general special education, disability studies, and applied behavior analysis. Dr. Dukes is an active member of the Council for Exceptional Children and TASH. His research interests include linking multicultural and special education, social and intimate relationships for persons with severe disabilities, concept maps as a research and assessment tool, and educational supports for persons with severe disabilities. In this featured scholar video, Dr. Dukes discusses his work using concept maps as a research tool. These studies were intended to help special education teacher educators better understand how teacher candidates conceptualize critical concepts in special education.