Improving Systems, Practices and Outcomes

Staff Bio

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Carl Dunst, Ph.D Orelena Hawks Puckett Institute

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Dr. Carl J. Dunst is a Research Scientist at the WWW: Orelena Hawks Puckett Institute, in Asheville, NC. Dr. Dunst was the director of the WWW: Family, Infant and Preschool Program, which served the families of young children with disabilities from birth to 5 years of age, for 12 years. He was the principal investigator on the OSEP funded WWW: Training Center on Early Childhood Development; Tracking, Referral and Assessment Center for Excellence; and WWW: Center for Early Literacy Learning (CELL). He has completed numerous research syntheses on evidence-based practices for working effectively with young children with disabilities and their families.

Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center

  • CB 8040
  • Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8040
  • phone: 919.962.2001
  • fax: 919.966.7463
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The ECTA Center is a program of the FPG Child Development Institute of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, funded through cooperative agreement number H326P120002 from the Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education. Opinions expressed herein do not necessarily represent the Department of Education's position or policy.

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