Cynthia Okolo

Cynthia Okolo


Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education



Cynthia Ovolo is a professor in the Department of Counseling, Educational Studies, and Special Education, which focuses on improving learning outcomes for students with disabilities. Technology-based interventions have always been a cornerstone of her research, teachings, and service activities. Okolo and her colleagues have developed and investigated a web-based history-learning environment and a suite of digital literacy tools. She is also investigating the use and efficacy of Bookshare - the country's largest provider of Accessible Educational Materials.

Okolo has a long history of participation and leadership in the assistive technologies community. As a colleague at the Michigan Integrated Technology Support, she recently conducted and published a study on assistive technology use in Michigan K-12 education. She has played a role in numerous assistive technologies, professional development and leadership activities, and has directed masters and doctoral programs in assistive technology. She is president-elect of the Council for Exceptional Children's Technology and Media Division.

Courses Taught:

-Tech, Literacy for Mild Disabilities (CEP 850)

-Special Ed Practicum: LD (CEP 894G)



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