Dr. Allison Gilmour is an Assistant Professor of Special Education at Temple University. Her research and teaching interests include special education policy, policies and interventions to improve teaching quality for students with disabilities, classroom management, and quantitative methods.  Specifically, Dr. Gilmour has examined if teaching students with disabilities is associated with general education teacher turnover, characteristics of teachers who instruct students with disabilities, teacher evaluation, and supports to improve teachers’ classroom management skills. Dr. Gilmour has published in top education journals including Educational Researcher, Exceptional Children, and the Journal of Educational Psychology. She was awarded the 2018 Quantitative Dissertation Award from the Council for Exceptional Children Division of Research, and she was named an Emerging Education Policy Scholar by The Thomas Fordham Institute in 2020. She received her M.Ed. in Education Policy and Management from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and her Ph.D. in Special Education from Vanderbilt University.

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