IDD&E is at the forefront of contemporary research in the instructional sciences, with projects supported by such agencies as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, and the New York State Education Department. The department’s faculty members are highly respected in their fields, holding leadership positions in such national and international professional associations as AECT, ibstpi, AEA, and AERA. IDD&E faculty conduct collaborative research and development projects with colleagues in medicine, engineering, disability studies, and K-12 education.
Recent work includes projects in China, Thailand, and India. The department also has strong working relationships and valued adjunct faculty from such SU units as Project Advance, the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment, and the Office of Professional Research & Development, units in which IDD&E students gain essential experience and advanced professional practice.