Executive Directors of AASEP

Dr. Roger Pierangelo

Dr. George Giuliani

Executive Director

Executive Director


Dr. Roger Pierangelo

 Executive Director

Dr. Roger Pierangelo is a full-time Associate Professor in the Department of Special Education and Literacy at Long Island University. He has been an administrator of special education programs, served for 18 years as a permanent member of Committees on Special Education, has over 30 years of experience in the public school system as a general education classroom teacher and school psychologist, and a consultant to numerous private and public schools, PTA and SEPTA groups. Dr. Pierangelo has also been an evaluator for the New York State Office of Vocational and Rehabilitative Services and a director of a private clinic. He is a New York State licensed clinical psychologist and has been in private practice for over 25 years, certified school psychologist, and a Board Certified Diplomate Fellow in Child and Adolescent Psychology and Forensic Psychology.  Dr. Pierangelo currently holds the office of Executive Director of the National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET), Executive Director of The American Academy of Special Education Professionals (AASEP), and Vice-President of The National Association of Parents with Children in Special Education (NAPCSE).

Dr. Pierangelo earned his B.S. from St. John's University, M.S. from Queens College, Professional Diploma from Queens College, Ph.D. from Yeshiva University, and Diplomate Fellow in Child and Adolescent Psychology and Forensic Psychology from the International College of Professional Psychology. Dr. Pierangelo is a member of the American Psychological Association, New York State Psychological Association, Nassau County Psychological Association, New York State Union of Teachers, and Phi Delta Kappa.

Dr. Pierangelo is the author of the Special Educatorís Survival Guide and the Special Education Teacher's Book of Lists, published by Jossey Bass and author of 301 Ways to be a Loving Parent, published by SPI Publishers. He is the co-author of the Educator's Diagnostic Manual (EDM), and the Special Educatorís Comprehensive Guide to 301 Diagnostic Tests, published by Jossey Bass; the co-author of Assessment in Special Education: A Practical Approach; Transition Services in Special Education: A Practical Approach; and Learning Disabilities: A Practical Approach to Foundations, Diagnosis, Assessment, and Teaching published by Allyn and Bacon; co-author of Why Your Students Do What They Do-and What to Do When They Do It-Grades K-5; Why Your Students Do What They Do-and What to Do When They Do It-Grades 6-12; Creating Confident Children in the Classroom: The Use of Positive Restructuring, and What Every Teacher Should Know about Students with Special Needs, published by Research Press; co-author of the Complete Guide to Special Education Transition Services, the Parentís Complete Guide to Special Education, the Special Educatorís Book of Lists, the Survival Kit for the Special Education Teacher published by Prentice Hall; co-author of the Special Education Yellow Pages published by Merrill Publications: co-author of the Big Book of Special Education Resources, the Special Educatorís Step-by-Step Guide to IEP Development, the Special Educatorís Step- by-Step Guide to the most Frequently Asked Questions from Parents about Special Education, the Special Educatorís Step-by-Step Guide to Understanding Eligibility Requirements for Special Education, the Special Educatorís Step-by-Step Guide to Response to Intervention (RTI). Fall of 2007, the Special Educatorís Step- by-Step Guide to Working in a Special Education Classroom, Fall of 2007, the Special Educatorís Step- by-Step Guide to Classroom Management for Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, Fall of 2007, the Special Educatorís Step-by-Step Guide to Classroom Management Techniques for Students with Attention Deficit Disorder, Fall of 2007, the Special Educatorís Step-by-Step Guide to Assessment and Evaluation, Spring of 2007, the Special Educatorís Step- by-Step Guide to Classroom Management for Students with Learning Disabilities, Fall of 2007, the Special Educatorís Step- by-Step Guide to Classroom Management for Students with Autism,  Fall of 2007 for Cowing Sage Publications.
  


Dr. George Giuliani

 Executive Director

 
Dr. George A. Giuliani is a full-time tenured Associate Professor at Hofstra University's School of Education and Allied Human Services in the Department of Counseling, Research, Special Education, and Rehabilitation.  He is the Director of the Special Education Program at Hofstra Universityís Graduate School.

Dr. Giuliani earned his B.A. from the College of the Holy Cross, M.S. from St. John's University, J.D. from City University Law School, and Psy.D. Rutgers University Rutgers University, The Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology.

Dr. Giuliani earned Board Certification as a Diplomate Fellow in Child and Adolescent Psychology, and Board Certification as a Diplomate Fellow in Forensic Psychology from the International College of Professional Psychology.

Dr. Giuliani is also a New York State licensed psychologist, certified school psychologist, and has an extensive private practice focusing on children with special needs.

Dr. Giuliani is a member of the American Psychological Association, New York State Psychological Association, the National Association of School Psychologists, Suffolk County Psychological Association, Psi Chi, American Association of University Professors, and the Council for Exceptional Children.

Dr. Giuliani is the Executive Director of The National Association of Special Education Teachers, Executive Director of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, and President of the National Association of Parents with Children in Special Education. 

He has been a consultant for school districts and early childhood agencies, and has provides numerous workshops for parents, teachers and other professionals on a variety of special education and psychological topics.

Dr. Giuliani is the co-author of The Special Educator's Complete Guide to 109 Diagnostic Tests, The Educator's Diagnostic Manual of Disabilities and Disorders (pub. date 2007) and The Special Educators Comprehensive Guide to 301 Tests for Special Educators published by Jossey Bass; the co-author of college textbooks titled, Assessment in Special Education: A Practical Approach(2nd ed.); Transition Services in Special Education: A Practical Approach; and Learning Disabilities: A Practical Approach to Foundations, Diagnosis, Assessment, and Teaching, published by Allyn and Bacon; co-author of Why Your Students Do What They Do-and What to Do When They Do It-Grades K-5; Why Your Students Do What They Do-and What to Do When They Do It-Grades 6-12; Creating Confident Children in the Classroom: The Use of Positive Restructuring, and What Every Teacher Should Know about Students with Special Needs, published by Research Press; co-author of The Big Book of Special Education Resources published by Corwin Press and soon to be published works by Corwin Press including Working with Parents in Special Education, The Special Educator's Survival Guide to Medications Used for Students with Special Needs, and an eight book series of books titled The Step-by-Step Series for Special Educators.