Contact Us

Administration Phone
Mark O'Reilly, Department Chair
Zoom Office Hours: 
Students: TH 9 - 10 AM
(512) 475-6552
Terry Falcomata, Ph.D., Graduate Adviser, and Research Coordinator 
Zoom Office Hours:  TH 1 - 2 PM
(512) 475-6543
Kathryn Tackett, Ph.D., Undergraduate Adviser Cohort Coordinator (512) 475-6566
North Cooc, Ph.D., Minority Liaison Officer (512) 471-7923
Regina Smuts, Administrative Manager
Contact Gina for Special Education Financial Administration, HR, employment and personnel questions, inventory, faculty affairs, faculty annual and merit reviews, and financial administration including budgets. Gina also oversees the student recruitment endowment and fellowship management, course scheduling, and any Workday-related matters. She also manages faculty recruiting at the departmental and college level.
(512) 232-7919
Alicia Zapata, Graduate Program Administrator
Contact Alicia for admission inquiries and application procedures. She also works with current student registration, advising, master's and doctoral program requirements, and program-related issues. Alicia handles university and departmental scholarships and fellowships and serves as the liaison with the Graduate and International Admissions Center and the Graduate School. 
Zoom Office Hours:  TWTH 11 AM -12 PM
(512) 471-9857
Rosie Garza, Business Services Coordinator
Contact Rosie for faculty travel, faculty awards, faculty recruitment at the department level, promotion and tenure, procurement of goods and services, reimbursements, research study payments, and student awards. Rosie also coordinates conferences, manages course instructor surveys, final exams, course inventory, syllabus and CV maintenance, and room reservation requests for course scheduling and meetings.
(512) 475-6576


Concentration Coordinators   Phone
Autism & Developmental Disabilities Mark O'Reilly
Terry Falcomata
(512) 475-6552
(512) 475-6543 
Learning Disabilities/Behavior Disorders Sharon Vaughn (512) 232-2357
Early Childhood Special Education Lauren Hampton
Laura Rojeski
(512) 475-8572
Equity and Diversity in Special Education North Cooc
Natasha Strassfeld
(512) 471-7923
Graduate Program Administrator (Admissions/Student Services)  Alice Zapata (512) 471-9857


United States Postal Service (regular mail)
Attn: Department of Special Education University of Texas at Austin
1912 Speedway STOP D5300
Austin, TX 78712

Delivery Address (FedEx, Airborne, UPS, etc.)
Department of Special Education University of Texas at Austin
1912 Speedway Sanchez Building Suite 3.708
Austin, TX 78712

Physical Address
1912 Speedway, Sanchez Building Suite 3.708
Austin, TX 78712