Meet the Parliament Hall Faculty in Residence
Dr. Charles Dukes is the university’s inaugural Faculty-in-Residence (FIR). Dr. Dukes received a Bachelor’s in Psychology from Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, FL and a Master’s degree from the University of Houston in Houston, TX. He received his Doctorate in Special Education from Florida International University in Miami, FL.
Prior coming to FAU, Dr. Dukes worked as a secondary public school teacher for students with severe disabilities. Upon arrival at FAU, he served as the Site Coordinator for the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD), then as an Assistant, and now as an Associate Professor in the Department of Exceptional Student Education. Dr. Dukes’ research areas of interest include: conceptual change, development of social relationships for individuals with intellectual disabilities, literacy for students with disabilities and skill development for adolescents and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).
In addition to being a scholar in his field, currently, Dr. Dukes serves as the Doctoral Coordinator in his department and teaches/advises undergraduate and graduate students. He also teaches in the University Honors Program (HUP).
Dr. Dukes enjoys teaching, working with students, and the social opportunities and connections that accompany working in an urban university. Dr. Dukes has a passion for baseball and all kinds of music can be found on his IPod, but he is partial to reggae/dancehall, electric blues, and classic hip-hop.
Dr. Dukes looks forward to the opportunities being the FIR will provide to engage in co-curricular activities with students in and outside of the classroom, residential hall, and campus.