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About Jack Hourcade

A professor of special education at Boise State University since 1987, Dr. Hourcade received a Ph.D. in Special Education from the University of Missouri. His primary areas of professional emphasis include severe disabilities, physical disabilities, and cognitive impairment. Within the department, Dr. Hourcade typically teaches a variety of courses and in 2005 he was honored as the Student’s Choice Outstanding Faculty Member from the College of Education by the Associated Students of Boise State University. A longtime member of the Council for Exceptional Children’s Division on Developmental Disabilities, Dr. Hourcade has served on the board of directors of that division since 1998. Beginning in 2001, he also assumed the role of publications chair for the division, which includes supervision of the journal Education and Training in Developmental Disabilities, the division’s print publications, including the Prism series, and the division’s video offerings, including the award-winning Growing Up With Autism by Taylor and David Crowe. Dr. Hourcade has been a reviewer for Exceptional Children, one of the most respected scholarly journals in special education, and in 2013, was also appointed as a member of the editorial review board of the journal Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, the leading journal in the field of education and related services for individuals with physical, orthopedic, health or multiple impairments.


Present Professor and Associate Chair, Boise State University Department of Special Education & Early Childhood Studies

Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • Boise State University Foundation Scholar Research/Creative Activity Award Finalist - 2011
  • Reviewer, Exceptional Children
  • 2006 Distinguished S.E.A.T. Fellow, the Special Education Assistive Technology (S.E.A.T.) Center
  • 2005 President's Research and Scholarship Award


  • ED-SPED 250: Exceptionality in the Schools
  • ED-SPED 358: Students Severe Disabilities

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