Jane N. Erin, Ph.D.

Dr. Jane Erin is a professor at The University of Arizona, where she has coordinated the program in Visual Impairment since 1994. In the College of Education she has also served as head of the department of DPS (formerly SERSP), Interim Associate Dean, and chair of the College Council. From 1984 to 1994 she was on the faculty at the University of Texas, and previously she was a teacher and supervisor at the Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children.

In 1996 Dr. Erin received the national Mary K. Bauman Award as the Outstanding Educator in Visual Impairment from the Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually impaired. She served as Editor in Chief of the Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness from 1998-2001, and was formerly an Executive Editor of RE:view. She co-authored Visual Impairments and Learning with Dr. Natalie Barraga and co-edited Diversity and Visual Impairment with Dr. Madeline Milian; she has also authored several instructional guides for teachers of visually impaired students. Her current research activities are in educational outcomes related to learning media used by visually impaired students, and in braille instruction of young children.