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  • BS – Slippery Rock State College,1977: Health Education
  • MEd – University of Pittsburgh, 1983: Special Education/Specialization in Severe Disabilities
  • PhD – University of Pittsburgh, 1988
    • Major – Special Education
    • Minor – Research Methodology
    • Specialization – Severe Disabilities

Teaching Areas:

EDEX 478 - Education of Persons with MR/DD/PD/MD
EDEX 435 - Methods and Curriculum: Severe and Profound Disabilities
EDEX 301 - Education of Students with Disabilities in Inclusive Secondary Settings
EDEX 493 - Internship/Field Experience

Professional Interests

Severe Disabilities
Transition and Competitive Employment
School Partnerships/Professional Development Schools
Personnel Preparation

Professional Certifications

Health Education
Driver Education
Special Education

Selected Publications:

  • Barger-Anderson, R., Domaracki, J., Kearney-Vaculik, N. & Kubina, R. (2004). Multiple baseline designs: The use of a single case research experimental design in literacy research, Reading Improvement, Vol. 42, 1
  • Domaracki, J., & Tidwell, M., (2001). Needed: A shared learning community based on open communication. Pennsylvania Educational Leadership, Vol. 20, No2, 64-66
  • Tidwell, M., & Domaracki, J., (2001). Understanding and coping with cultural differences and structural barriers. Pennsylvania Educational Leadership, Vol. 20, No. 2, 37-39
  • Domaracki, J.W., Johnson, J., Tidwell, M., Jackson, K., & Norris, L. (2000). School-university partnerships: The development of field experiences, partnerships, and professional development schools at IUP. In the Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators Monograph-School and University Partnerships: Issues, Trends, Research and Best Practices, Vol. II. 44-53
  • Domaracki, J.W. (1997). The development of school partnerships: Field and partnership committee. In: Teacher Education Council of State Colleges and Universities,Monograph Vol. II, Number 1, Partnerships in Learning: Real Issues and Real Solutions
  • Woolcock, W.W. & Domaracki, J.W. (Eds.) (1995). Instructional strategies in the community: A resource guide for community instruction for persons with disabilities. Andover Medical Publishers, Inc.
  • Communication Disorders, Special Education, and Disability Services Department
  • Davis Hall, Room 203
    570 South Eleventh Street
    Indiana, PA 15705-1087
  • Phone: 724-357-2450
  • Fax: 724-357-7716
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.