Academic journal article Childhood Education

In Appreciation: James David Sexton

Academic journal article Childhood Education

In Appreciation: James David Sexton

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IN APPRECIATION

ACEI is deeply saddened by the recent death of long-time ACEI member James David Sexton. David contributed to the Association and the field of education in numerous and valuable ways. Both professionally and personally, David epitomized caring, commitment, and scholarship. He made an indelible impression on all who knew and worked with him.

Most recently a Professor of Interdisciplinary Human Studies at Louisiana State University Medical Center in New Orleans, David began his career as a teacher of children with special needs. He pursued his dedication to these most vulnerable children, receiving his doctoral degree in child and family studies from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

After graduate school, David took a position as Assistant Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation and Special Education at Auburn University. In 1981, he moved to the Department of Special Education and Habilitative Services at the University of New Orleans. After 14 years, he moved to the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Although he had not yet retired, his contributions at the University of New Orleans earned him the title of Professor Emeritus there.

Over the course of his career, David authored or co-authored 3 books, 12 book chapters, and 42 articles. He presented frequently at national professional conferences and contributed to the field through research projects and on several editorial boards. …

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