carlCarl F. Calkins, Ph.D.: Dr. Carl Calkins is the Director of the UMKC Institute for Human Development and a Professor of Psychology. Dr. Calkins’ recent work focuses on the larger concept of community inclusion, believing that our work is most effective when we successfully increase the self-determination, community inclusion, and social capital of all of our citizens. Recently, Dr. Calkins was honored to receive The C. Brice Ratchford Memorial Fellowship Award presented by University of Missouri System President for his commitment, dedication, and effectiveness in advancing the land-grant mission of the University. Dr. Calkins’ publications include: A Social-Ecological Approach to Promote Self-Determination (Exceptionality, A Special Education Journal); Self-Determination and Self-Advocacy (Issue 1: Research to Practice in Self-Determination Series); and Social Competence for Workers with Developmental Disabilities: A Guide to Enhancing Employment Outcomes in Integrated Settings, co-edited by Hill M. Walker, which won a President’s Book of the Year Award. Dr. Calkins received his Ph.D. in Special Education and Community Education from Peabody College at Vanderbilt University, a M.A. in Special Education from Southern Connecticut State College, and a B.A. in Psychology from State University of New York, Albany.