Dr. Michael P. Brady Memorial Scholarship

for Doctoral Education in Special Education

Dr. Michael P. Brady


Michael P. Brady, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair, Department of Special Education, Florida Atlantic University
May 24, 1954 - Dec. 16, 2021

Dr. Michael P. Brady served as Chair of the Department of Special Education (formerly known as the Department of Exceptional Student Education) at Florida Atlantic University for 21 years. He worked extensively to promote graduate education in special education, with a special emphasis on doctoral education. During his career, Brady chaired and/or served on 49 dissertation committees (25 at FAU), published over 120 articles and made more than 160 professional presentations. He exhibited rewarding grantsmanship, garnering over 4 million dollars to support teacher preparation and educational opportunities for adults with intellectual disabilities. Read Dr. Brady’s entire obituary here.

Although Dr. Brady passed away on December 16, 2021, he will forever be remembered in the hearts and minds of those closest to him, as well as the students and families impacted by his work. His legacy will live on through the work of his “army of doctoral level educated special educators.” To ensure continuation of his work, the Dr. Michael P. Brady Memorial Scholarship for doctoral education in special education was created. This scholarship fund will support the education of students who share Mike’s passion for the education and treatment of folks with disabilities across the lifespan.

Learn more about Dr. Brady through this memorial video and the memorial service hosted by The College of Education and Department of Special Education on January 29, 2022. To continue to memorialize Dr. Brady and his life’s work, you may donate to Dr. Michael P. Brady Memorial Scholarship here.

May you rest in peace our dear colleague and friend, as you take this last dive into the great beyond...

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