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Terry L. Shepherd Indiana University South Bend, USA

Terry L. Shepherd (EdD, special education, Ball State University) has been a department head and associate professor of special education at Indiana University South Bend since 2007. Previously, he was an associate professor of special education at Texas A & M International University, a teacher for children with emotional and behavior disorders in the public schools, and a teacher at a residential treatment center for troubled teenagers. He has published numerous professional papers in emotional and behavior disorders, international special education, and teacher education. He is the author of Working with Students with Emotional and Behavior Disorders: Characteristics and Teaching Strategies (Pearson-Merrill, 2010), Enthusiasm, Humor, and Optimism (with R. L. Smith & D. Skarbek, Editor), and Professional Teacher Dispositions: Additions to the Mainstream, (R & L Education, 2013). Dr. Shepherd has been a member of the Council for Exceptional Children since 1998.