John Luckner, Ed.D. is a professor in the School of Special Education, the coordinator or the Special Education: Deaf/Hard of Hearing program and the Director of Research and Evaluation for the Bresnahan-Halstead Center for Disabilities at the University of Northern Colorado. Dr. Luckner was a teacher of students who are DHH for nine years; five years in Bucks County, Pennsylvania and four years in the United States Virgin Islands. Dr. Luckner served as a Director of the National Center on Low-Incidence Disabilities (NCLID), a Co-Project Director for two U.S. Department of Education Preparation of Leadership Personnel grants, the Project Coordinator for a U.S. Department of Education Longitudinal Research Grant, as well as the Project Director for five personnel preparation grants. In addition, he has been the Principal Investigator for three Colorado Department of Education research and training projects. Dr. Luckner is the author or co-author of more than eighty referred juried articles, five books and one test. He has made numerous national and international presentations. He is an active member of the American Education Research Association (AERA), and the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC).