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KITZ, William R., Ph. D.
Associate Professor of Special Education
Graduate and Undergraduate Faculty
Appointed 1991
Academic Degrees

Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1989, Special Education

M.Ed. University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, 1981, Counselor Education

MST University of Wisconsin Whitewater, 1976, Teaching

BS University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, 1970, Elementary Education

Professional Experience

1980- present University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
1979-1980 Beloit Public Schools, Elementary teacher

Faculty and Administrative Load (most recent full year)

Fall 1999

Project Success 9 credits
Sophomore Practicum Coordinator 3 credits
16-423/623 Instructional Strategies 3 credits

Spring 2000

Project Success 9 credits
Sophomore Practicum Coordinator 3 credits
16-423/623 Instructional Strategies 3 credits

Other Collegiate Assignments

Member, ADA Advisory Committ
Alternate Chair, Special Education
COHES Appeals Committee
COHES representative to the CMUG (Classroom Modernization Users Group)

Current Professional and Academic Association Memberships

International Dyslexia Association
LDA/National and Wisconsin
Wisconsin Branch of the International Dyslexia Association

Current Professional Assignments and Activities

Immediate Past President, Wisconsin Branch, International Dyslexia Association


Kitz, W. R. & Thorpe, H. (1995). A Comparison of the Effectiveness of Videodisc and Traditional Algebra Instruction for College-aged Students with Learning Disabilities. Remedial and Special Education , (16) 295-306.

Kitz, W. R. & Nash, R. T. (1995). Applying Effective Instructional Strategies for Teaching Dyslexic Students in a Remedial College Algebra Course. Manuscript accepted for publication in Annals of Dyslexia , (35),143-160.

Kitz, W. R. (1995). Phonological Awareness: What is it? How do we measure it? Thirteen Annual Spring Conference Booklet. Green Bay, WI: Wisconsin Branch of the Orton Dyslexia Society.

Recent Papers Presented

"Using Multisensory Phonics with Adult Prisoners," Department of Health and Social Services conference, Gruenhagen Conference Center, February 2000

"The Effectiveness of Multisensory Phonics Instruction with Adult Prisoners" 50th Annual Conference of the International Dyslexia Society, Chicago, IL, November, 1999


Longitudinal study of Project Success graduates 1980-

Academic Progress report Entering Project Success Students, 1992-1996

Prison literacy with the Oshkosh Correctional Center, 1999

This website was designed by Rachel Kitz