University Consortium Member
Deborah Hatton is an associate professor of special education and director of the Program in Visual Disabilities at Peabody College, Vanderbilt University. Prior to her appointment to this position in fall 2009, she was a Senior Scientist at the FPG Child Development Institute at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research interests include literacy in children with visual impairments, fragile X syndrome, autism, and research registries. In addition to her experience in higher education, Deborah has been an itinerant teacher of children with visual impairments (ages 5 to 22 years), an early interventionist, a general education teacher, and an administrator of programs for children with and without disabilities.