Michael J. Orosco

School of Education - Special Education
Associate Professor
Primary office:
785-864-2736
Joseph R. Pearson Hall
Room 539
University of Kansas
1122 West Campus Rd.
Lawrence, KS 66045-3101


Michael J. Orosco is an associate professor in education specializing in bilingual special education at the University of Kansas. He was a bilingual special education teacher for five years before earning a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Dr. Orosco’s research foci include the disproportionate representation of culturally and linguistically diverse students in special education with learning disabilities, comprehension strategy instruction for culturally and linguistically diverse students, and enhancing the sustainability of culturally responsive and evidence-based practices through professional development. Dr. Orosco has published in several journals, including Exceptional Children, Exceptionality, Journal of Educational Psychology, Journal of Learning Disabilities, Journal of Special Education, Learning Disability Quarterly, Learning and Individual Differences, Teacher Education and Special Education, and Theory into Practice.

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