Cheryl Kamei Hannan

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Charter College of Education
Department of Special Education & Counseling
Office Location: KH 1072H
Phone: 323-343-6297 Email:

Cheryl Kamei-Hannan, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor, at CSULA. Dr. Kamei-Hannan earned her Doctorate of Philosophy at the University of Arizona with a specialization in Visual Impairments and an emphasis in Language, Reading, and Culture. She also studied at San Francisco State University and earned her Master of Arts degree in Special Education with an Education Specialist Credential in Visual Impairment and Blindness and a Rehabilitation Services Credential in Orientation and Mobility. Ms. Kamei-Hannan has worked in the field of visual impairment and blindness in California and Arizona for over fifteen years in the capacity of personnel preparation coordinator, reading specialist, middle school language arts classroom teacher, itinerant teacher of the visually impaired, and a resource room teacher. Dr. Kamei-Hannan’s research agenda is focused on literacy issues with students who are visually impaired and the use of assistive technology to support access to the general education curriculum. Her most recent publication is a book about reading titled, Strategies for Supporting Readers who are Blind or Visually Impaired: A Guide to Reading Instruction. She also is the principal investigator on the iBraille Challenge project.

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