Charles Dukes holds the rank of Professor in the Department of Exceptional Student Education (DESE). Dr. Dukes earned a doctorate in Special Education from Florida International University in Miami, Florida in 2002 and a second doctorate in Experimental Psychology from Florida Atlantic University in 2019.
Dr. Dukes teaches classes in Disability Studies, Applied Behavior Analysis, Classroom Management, and Inclusive Education for General Educators. He has also taught special topic courses focusing on the application of evolution to human behavior. Charles serves as doctoral coordinator for the DESE and other committees for the College of Education and FAU at-large.
Dr. Dukes is a member of two professional organizations: TASH (formerly known as The Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps) and the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) since 1999. Charles is active in TASH, serving on the review board for the research journal, Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD).
His research interests include: special education teacher education, conceptual change, development of social relationships for individuals with intellectual disabilities, and skill development for adolescents and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).