Professor Emeritus David (Dave) A. Krug received the Retirement Association of Portland State (RAPS) Outstanding Retired Faculty Award at the President’s Annual Gathering for Retired Faculty and Staff at University Place on Tuesday, April 17, 2014. He is a former Graduate School of Education interim dean, associate dean, and chair of the Special Education Department. He retired in 1999, but continues to be active in the field by conducting research, writing, and publishing. He is a past president of the RAPS group.
In addition to his 27 years at PSU, Dr. Krug has served on the board of the Autism Research and Resources of Oregon (ARRO). “Dave is highly respected by families and professionals for sharing his time and expertise; a trustworthy and great listener who always provides useful advice and counsel,” says Kathy Henley, president of ARRO.
Dr. Krug was also a board member of the Edwards Center, a local nonprofit that provides services to individuals with disabilities. “He has been a devoted and caring advocate for family members with developmental disabilities,” says Jean Edwards, president and also a professor emerita. “He has provided excellent leadership in program development and building new services for persons with autism, always generous in providing consultation.”
In his work at PSU, Dr. Krug and his team conducted groundbreaking research that resulted in the development of curriculum products and tests that are still in use in classrooms today and continue to be valuable tools for families and educators working with children and adults on the autism spectrum.
[Background information provided by Steve Brannan]