James K. McAfee, Ph.D.
Coordinator, Special Education Supervisory Program for PDE Certification
Dr. McAfee began his career in special education in 1969 as teacher of children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbance. Later, he became a school principal, a superintendent, and the state director of vocational/community living services for the South Carolina Department of Mental Retardation. He currently teaches courses in special education law and administration, and instruction of students with disabilities in general education settings. His research interests include special education law and due process, transition, and postsecondary education, and the interactions of persons with disabilities and the criminal justice system.
Debra Freedman, Ph.D.
Dr. Freedman is a former middle school teacher. Her research interests include curriculum theory, supervisory practices, and cultural studies. In addition, Dr. Freedman is interested in teacher education — specifically, critical pedagogical strategies and mentoring practices of cooperating teachers with preservice teachers. She teaches undergraduate courses in secondary education and graduate courses in curriculum, supervision, and research.