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Gary Allison is deeply committed to teaching and service, and helps his students gain experience with children with disabilities both inside and outside of the classroom. 

When the national chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta was soliciting nominations for their Outstanding Faculty Member award, they set a high bar. They were looking for professors who inspire their students, provide an outstanding learning experience and are dedicated to serving the fraternity’s mission.

After culling through 110 applications from across the U.S, and Canada, the University of Delaware’s Gary Allison, assistant professor of special education, was selected as one of the organization’s Ten Outstanding Faculty Members.  

In addition to teaching at UD for 21 years, Allison also serves as an adviser to three student organizations — Autism Speaks UD, the UD Student Council on Children with Special Needs and UD Best Buddies. 

Allison is the coordinator of the UD statewide autism certification program and also serves as vice president of the Delaware Association for Behavior Analysis. He is on the board of the Epilepsy Foundation of Delaware and also works with families of students with disabilities and autism spectrum disorders. 

To learn more, please read UDaily article National Recognition