Rena VanDerwall

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Rena VanDerwall
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Assistant Professor of Special Education
(269) 387-3495
4571 Sangren Hall, Mail Stop 5258
Mailing address: 
Department of Special Education and Literary Studies
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5258 USA
  • Ed.D., Western Michigan University
  • M.A., Western Michigan University
  • B.S., Western Michigan University

Dr. Rena VanDerwall is a certified special education teacher, Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Assistant Professor in Special Education at Western Michigan University. Prior to coming to Western Michigan University, she worked as a special education teacher, teacher consultant, behavior support staff, and Dean of Specialized Services in both Chicago, Illinois and Kalamazoo, Michigan. Dr. VanDerwall’s teaching and research focuses on teacher preparation, applied behavior analysis, positive behavior supports, and supporting students with emotional and behavioral disorders.