Eva Marie Horn

Primary office:
402 Joseph R. Pearson Hall
Room 402

Eva M. Horn is a Professor in the Department of Special Education and an investigator for the Lifespan Institute for Developmental Disabilities (LSI). She earned her doctoral degree in Human Development with an emphasis in Special Education from Vanderbilt University. Dr. Horn was a classroom teacher of young children with multiple disabilities for over 10 years. Her research interests focus on effective, instructional techniques for infants, toddlers and preschool children with developmental delays and/or at risk for disabilities and their families. She has directed numerous externally funded grants including personnel preparation, doctoral leadership preparation, and research and development grants from IES and NIH. She just completed, as the PI, a multi-site IES project – Children’s School Success Plus (CSS+) addressing high expectation early childhood curriculum for all preschool children including those with identified developmental delays and disabilities. She is the coordinator of the KU ECE/ECSE undergraduate and graduate teacher and leadership preparation program. Dr. Horn serves as the Regional Director of the Early Childhood Personnel Center funded by OSEP. Dr. Horn sits on multiple editorial boards including Early Childhood Research Quarterly, Journal of Early Intervention and Young Exceptional Children.

Teaching Interests

  • Teacher preparation
  • Early childhood methods
  • Family/educator partnerships


Research emphasis is on effective, instructional techniques for infants, toddlers and preschool children with developmental delays and/or at risk for disabilities and their families.

Research Interests

  • Inclusive practices
  • Evidenced based instruction
  • Infants/toddlers/young children with developmental delays
  • Teacher preparation

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D., Human Development/Education, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, 1988
  • M. Ed, Early Childhood Special Ed., University of N. Illinois, DeKalb, Illinois, 1979
  • B.S., Elementary/ Special Ed., George Peabody College of Education, Nashville, Tennessee, 1975


Early education for infants, toddlers, and young children at risk for developmental delays and those with identified disabilities.

Kansas Teacher Service Scholarship

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