Rosel H. Schewel Distinguished Professor of Education
Editor, Lynchburg College Journal of Special Education
Experience/Background in Education
Dr. Polloway has taught at Lynchburg College since 1976. He has also had several prior administrative positions, including Dean of Graduate Studies, Vice President for Community Advancement, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, and Dean of the School of Education and Human Development.
Degrees and Certifications
- EdD, University of Virginia
- MEd, University of Virginia
- BA, Dickinson College
Dr. Polloway’s professional interests are related to policy issues in the fields of intellectual disabilities (ID) and learning disabilities and curriculum and methodological issues relative to special education in general. He has served on the Committee on Terminology and Classification for the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. He currently serves this organization as co-chair of the task force on criminal justice issues and persons with intellectual disabilities. His past research in terms of school issues has included attention to academic instruction in general and to the areas of inclusion as related in particular to homework, grading, and testing.