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VIL Faculty & Contact Info

For more information, contact:James Bickford, program director:

Phone: 503-725-5495



James Bickford, EdD, is an associate professor of education at Portland State University. Dr. Bickford has over 35 years of teaching and administration to the teacher training program in special education. With a specialty in visual impairment and blindness, he emphasizes a functional curriculum approach to the education of children with special needs.

VIL Program faculty Dr. James Bickford and Cheryl Grindol