Diane Corcoran Nielsen
- Professor Emeritus
Diane Corcoran Nielsen, professor emeritus, joined the KU faculty in fall of 1990. She earned a B.A. in elementary and special education at the University of Iowa; an M.S. in curriculum and instruction: reading education at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota; and a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction: literacy education at the University of Minnesota. Nielsen's expertise in working with teachers and schools, research and publications focused on issues related to the literacy development and instruction of young children (preschool-primary grades) typically developing as well as students with special needs, particularly children with hearing-impairments.