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special education and career-technical education

Ralph Edwin Shibley,, American special education and career-technical education. Certified special education supervisor, Ohio. Named Teacher of Year Center Ohio Society for Autistic Children, 1977; recipient certified of appreciation Coalition of Handicapped Students, 1988; Ohio Career Technology Leadership Institute fellow, 1999.


Shibley,, Ralph Edwin was born on December 31, 1944 in Columbus, Ohio, United States. Son of Ralph Edwin and Dorothy Ann (Evans) Shibley.


Bachelor of Science in Education, Ohio State University, 1971. Master of Arts, Ohio State University, 1981. Doctor of Philosophy, Ohio State University, 1984.


Special education teacher Columbus City Schools, 1974—1980. Director Research and Development Six Pence School, Columbus, 1980—1981. Graduate research associate Ohio State University, 1980—1984, program director Nisonger Center, 1984—1987.

Professor education University Rio Grande, Ohio, since 1987, director Career-Technology Teacher Education Program, 1998—2004. Adjunct professor Bowling Green State University, since 1994, Ohio Dominican College. Lecturer Ohio State University, since 2004.

Visiting professor West Virginia University, 1997. Consultant Gallipolis (Ohio) Development Center, 1989-1990. Project site coordinator University Cincinnati, Gallipolis, 1990-1991.


  • Certified special education supervisor, Ohio.


  • Other Work

    • Author articles and textbook reviews.


Appointed State of Ohio Committee Practitioners for Career-Technology and Adult Education, 2000-2002. Member 1st Class National Leadership Institute Career Technology Education. Member Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Council for Exceptional Children (past president, editor Ohio federation teacher education division), Ohio Federation Council for Exceptional Children (past president), Interuniv.

Council for Teacher Education, American Career-Technology Association, Epsilon Pi Tau (Laureate citation), Phi Delta Kappa.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: photography, golf, fishing.


Married P. Kathleen Phillips, July 23, 1966. Children: Christine Marie, Margot Marie.

Ralph Edwin Shibley,

Dorothy Ann (Evans) Shibley,

P. Kathleen Phillips

Christine Marie Shibley,

Margot Marie Shibley,