Nancy L. Peterson, PhD

Year Inducted


Career Field

Special Education


  • Department Chair of Special Education at the University of Kansas
  • Created Kansas’ first university courses and training programs for early childhood special education
  • Appointed by Governor Finney the consultant the Governor’s Task Force on Preschool Handicapped Children
  • Chair of the Kansas Interagency Coordinating Council for Early Childhood Developmental Services
  • Implemented federal early childhood programs, policies, and congressional mandates across the nation