Naomi Zigmond is Professor of Special Education in the Department of Instruction and Learning, School of Education, University of Pittsburgh. She previously held clinical, academic, and administrative positions at Massachusetts General Hospital and Boston University. Dr. Zigmond’s research interests have included secondary and post-secondary school experiences of students with mild disabilities, the impact of graduating or dropping out, and the improvement of high school programs for such students. She is currently involved in the development of statewide alternate assessment for students with disabilities and the effectiveness of co-teaching as a special education service delivery model in secondary schools. Dr. Zigmond has published widely in refereed professional and books and was Editor of Exceptional Children for five years.