Dr. Iris S. Drower became an affiliate faculty member of the Mary Lou Fulton College of Education in 2003. She is also the facilitator for University Community Partnerships for Social Action Research (UCP-Sarnet), ASU; President of the International Association of Special Education (IASE), an international non-profit organization and a Fulbright Specialist. She holds a Bachelor degree with a double major in elementary education and special education from Northern Illinois University, a MA degree in Higher and Adult International Education from Arizona State and Ph.D. degree in Family Development and special needs education from Loughborough University, England, UK. This is combined with over two decades of teaching and administrative experience in inclusive practices, teacher-training, supervision, learning strategies, collaboration, instructional leadership, designing and planning curriculum for linguistically diverse and multicultural settings from the graduate level to young adults and to children and their families in the public, charter and private sector.