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Antonis Katsiyannis

Alumni Distinguished Professor

Office: 407 C
Phone: 864-656-5114
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Educational Background

EdD Educational Administration/Special Education
William and Mary 1989

M.Ed Educational Administration
Virgina Commonwealth University 1986


Antonis Katsiyannis, EdD, received his doctorate from the College of William & Mary in general school administration/special education administration, along with specialization in behavioral disorders. After completing his doctorate in 1989, Dr. Katsiyannis was employed by the Virginia Department of Education in the Federal Monitoring Unit and taught at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Currently, as a Distinguished Alumni Professor of Special Education with Clemson University, he is teaching courses in assessment, applied behavior analysis, and legal and policy issues. He has published numerous articles in the areas of legal and policy issues associated with special education, delinquency, and issues involving students with emotional or behavioral disorders in professional journals, such as Behavioral Disorders, Exceptional Children, Remedial and Special Education, and the Journal of Special Education. He serves in several editorial boards and as the co editor of the Journal of Disability Policy Studies. He is also actively involved in the field of behavioral disorders by serving in national boards, including as the president of the Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders.

Courses Taught

EDSP 491 Educational assessment of Individuals with Disabilities
EDSP 496 Special Education Field Experience
EDSP 498 Directed Teaching in Special Education
EDSP 678 Practicum in Emotional or Behavioral Disorders
EDSP 821 Educational assessment of Individuals with Disabilities
EDSP 853 Legal and Policy Issues in Special Education
EDSP 854 Applied Behavior Analysis
EDSP 930 Advanced Studies in Special Education

Research Interests

Legal and Policy Issues in Special Education

Students with Emotional/Behavioral Disorders-Transition

Delinquency-Pathways; Recidivism