Reschly honored for years of service
Twenty retiring faculty members were recognized during Vanderbilt’s Commencement ceremony May 9, when the university honored them for their years of service and bestowed on them the title of emeritus or emerita faculty. Among the recipients were Daniel J. Reschly, professor of special education.
Reschly, professor of education and psychology at Peabody College since 1997, served as chair of the Department of Special Education from 1998 to 2006. In 2003, the department achieved its first No. 1 national ranking. He published research on response to intervention, reduction of special education disproportionality, identification of disabilities (high incidence, minority issues), and policy issues in special education. In recent years, he served as an expert witness in trials involving claims of mild intellectual disability in death penalty cases.
In 1999, he was listed among the top five in school psychology career service contributions, and in 2004, he was identified as the most widely cited author in school psychology books and journals over the 2002–04 period.
Reschly has been active in state and national leadership roles, including serving as president of the National Association of School Psychologists and as editor of the School Psychology Review, among others. He received the NASP Lifetime Achievement Award, three NASP Distinguished Service Awards, the Stroud Award, and the 2007 NASP Legend Award. He was appointed a fellow of the American Psychological Association and the American Psychological Society.