Barbara Bateman, Ph.D., J.D.


Professor Emeritus of Special Education, University of Oregon



About Barbara Bateman, Ph.D., J.D.


Professor Emeritus of Special Education, University of Oregon


Dr. Barbara Bateman is a nationally recognized leader in special education law. In collaboration with Dr. Samuel Kirk, she helped to distinguish the category of learning disabilities in the 1960s and to develop the special services that would later serve this population. Dr. Bateman has 40 years of experience as an educator, author and researcher, and has written more than 100 books, monographs, book chapters and articles on special education and legal issues.

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