Dr. Keith Whinnery
- Position: Professor
- Department: Teacher Education and Educational Leadership
- Office Location: Building 78, Room 128
- Campus: (850) 473-3269
Dr. Keith Whinnery, a Professor of Special Education, has researched many aspects of education and mobility for children and adults with severe, multiple disabilities.
He has a doctorate in Special Education from Vanderbilt University and holds International Trainer Certification in MOVE (Mobility Opportunities Via Experience).
Whinnery has co-authored a book and book chapters on MOVE, a program that helps individuals who have significant motor disabilities. He’s also a consultant to MOVE International.
In his research, Whinnery has investigated teaching functional motor and early numeracy skills, the effects of increased mobility skills for people with severe disabilities, systematic programming for early intervention with infants and young children, raising expectations for individuals with severe disabilities, perceptions of students with learning disabilities, and other topics.
His refereed articles have been published in Teaching Exceptional Children, Education and Related Services, Education and Training in Developmental Disabilities, Exceptional Parents, Teaching Exceptional Children, and other professional journals.
Whinnery was a psychologist, guidance counselor, assistant director and coach at an alternative school in Jonesboro, Tenn. He earned a M.A. in Guidance and Counseling from East Tennessee State College and a B.S. in Psychology from Milligan College before receiving his Ph.D.
He has taught MOVE training courses to teachers and parents locally, nationally and in New Zealand, India and South Korea.
Keywords: MOVE training, teaching functional motor skills, increasing mobility skills for people with severe disabilities, early intervention for infants and children with severe disabilities, raising expectations for individuals with severe disabilities, perceptions of students with learning disabilities