Presentation on theme: "W HO ARE THE E XPERTS IN THE O&M F IELD ? A P ERSONAL J OURNEY OF D ISCOVERY William H. Jacobson, Ed.D. Professor CAOMS, November, 2014."— Presentation transcript:
W HO ARE THE E XPERTS IN THE O&M F IELD ? A P ERSONAL J OURNEY OF D ISCOVERY William H. Jacobson, Ed.D. Professor CAOMS, November, 2014
Entering the O&M Field Teaching English at The Ohio State University Vietnam War Military Draft Securing a Teaching job in Cleveland, Ohio Teaching children who are blind or V.I.
F IRST C OLLEGE ROOMMATE
A Teacher of Children with Visual Impairments, Cleveland, Ohio Resource room for children in grades 7-9 One mobility assistant…
Getting My O&M degree, 1972 Call from HEW while working in Cleveland Going to Boston College’s Peripatology Program Teaching O&M in Atlanta, GA Teaching O&M in Albany, NY – Writing my first article for publication
Joining UALR in 1978 Teaching O&M in Atlanta, GA and Albany, NY Coordinating the UALR O&M Program – 1981 Being mentored by the leaders (and legends) in the field of blindness
Lou Rives Max Woolly Roy Kumpe
Writing the text book
Meeting Future Presidents
Then Governor Bill Clinton, 1981
Former President Jimmy Carter, 1991
Meeting the legends in our field
Gaining new professional friends
Everett “Butch” Hill
Where are our Future Experts? Who will be the next… – Bill Wiener? – Butch Hill? – Bruce Blasch? – Rick Welsh? – Bill Jacobson?
Former students become leaders
Dr. Gene Bourquin
Dr. Diane Fazzi
Our Future Experts… Will they be YOU? Look to your left… Look to your right… You have just seen the future leaders and they are WE!!
T HANK YOU !! Q UESTIONS ? I LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING EACH OF YOU !!