Dr. David M. Finn

Professor, Curriculum & Instruction

David Finn

Contact Information

Email: dmfinn@samford.edu
Phone: 726-2913
Fax: 726-4116
Office: Orlean Bullard Beeson Hall

Biographical Information

Dr. Finn serves as the Director of Special Education at Samford. Prior to coming to Samford, he held teaching and clinical positions at the University of Washington in Seattle, the University of Hawaii at Manoa (Honolulu) and UAB. Dr. Finn is a frequent keynote speaker at state, national and international conferences most recently in Kona, Hawaii; Beirut, Lebanon; the Czech Republic and Germany. His research interests include children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, especially those who have Hyperacusis. His publications include a variety of tests for children with special needs, family issues and school safety. Students and teachers alike report they appreciate his passionate lectures and hands-on approach to teaching.

Education:
Ed.D. Special Education, University of Alabama
M.S. Educational Psychology, University of Alabama
B.S. Multiple Disabilities, University of Alabama
Member of:
The Autism Society of America
The Council for Exceptional Children
Awards:
Scholarship Award, Orlean Bullard Beeson School of Education, 2014
Outstanding Teacher Educator Council for Exceptional Children, 2011 
Jasper Harvey Award for Outstanding Teacher Educator in Special Education, 2011
Alabama Federation - Council for Exceptional Children
Publications:
Wolmesjö, M., & Finn, D.M. (2014, Fall).  “Spousal abuse in Sweden.”  National Council on Family Relations Report Magazine.  Minneapolis, MN.