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A photo of Dr Karen Erickson and the title of her 202 Virtual Summer Summit keynote address titled "Be That Person: Providing Comprehensive Literacy Instruction for All.

Be That Person

Hear a recording and read a summary of Dr. Karen Erickson’s keynote address, “Be That Person” from the 2022 Virtual Summer Summit.

Karen A. Erickson, Ph.D.​

Karen A. Erickson, Ph.D. is Director of the Center for Literacy and Disability Studies at University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill. Her focus is on understanding the best ways to assess and teach reading and writing to children with the most severe disabilities. As a special education teacher, Dr. Erickson has worked to support students with a range of disabilities in a variety of classroom settings, particularly students who do not use speech as their primary means of communication.


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