Department of Special Education
George I. Sánchez Building, Suite 3.708
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Monday – Friday
Closed noon – 1 p.m.
Department of Special Education 1912 Speedway Sánchez Building Suite 3.708
Austin, TX 78712
Phone: (512) 471-4161
Mark O’Reilly, Department Chair
Kathryn Tackett, Undergraduate Adviser Cohort Coordinator
Terry Falcomata, Graduate Advisor and Research Coordinator
Zoom Office Hours: TH 1 – 2 PM
North Cooc, Minority Liaison Officer
Autism & Developmental Disabilities
Equity and Diversity in Special Education
Early Childhood Special Education
Learning Disabilities/Behavior Disorders
Special Education Financial Administration, HR, employment, and personnel questions, inventory, faculty affairs, faculty annual and merit reviews, financial administration including budgets, student recruitment endowment and fellowship management, course scheduling and any Workday-related matters, faculty recruiting at the departmental and college level.
Alicia Zapata – (512) 471-9857
Graduate Program Administrator
Admission inquiries and application procedures, current student registration, advising, master’s and doctoral program requirements, and program-related issues, university and departmental scholarships and fellowships. Alicia Zapata serves as the liaison with the Graduate and International Admissions Center and the Graduate School.
Zoom Office Hours: TWTH 11 AM -12 PM
Business Services Coordinator
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 Garza also coordinates conferences, manages course instructor surveys, final exams, course inventory, syllabus and CV maintenance and room reservation requests for course scheduling and meetings.