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Elizabeth M. Hughes, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
School of Education
Counseling, Psychology, and Special Education

G9B Canevin
Phone: 412.396.4475


Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction, Clemson University, 2011
M.Ed., Special Education, Clemson University, 2007
B.A., Elementary Education, Boston College, 2002

Dr. Elizabeth M. Hughes is an assistant professor of special education at Duquesne University.  Prior to completing her doctorate at Clemson University, she was an elementary school teacher near Atlanta, Georgia.  Her research interest include academic achievement of diverse learners in inclusive educational settings.  Recent research has analyzed the effects of concrete-representational-abstract instructional sequence on achievement and self-efficacy of middle school students.  Dr. Hughes' work has been published in peer-reviewed journals, including TEACHING Exceptional Children, Elementary School Journal, and Journal of Special Education Technology.