David Bateman, PhD
David F. Bateman, PhD, is a professor at Shippensburg University in the Department of Educational Leadership and Special Education where he teaches courses on special education law, assessment, and facilitating inclusion. He is a former due process hearing officer for Pennsylvania, where he was involved in more than 580 hearings. He uses his knowledge of special education litigation to assist school and district leaders in providing appropriate supports for students with disabilities and to prevent and recover from due process hearings. He has recently co-authored several books: A Principal’s Guide to Special Education, A Teacher’s Guide to Special Education, Charting the Course: Special Education in Charter Schools, Special Education Leadership: Building Effective Programming in Schools, and Current Trends and Legal Issues in Special Education. Learn more.