Frank Dykes, Ed.D.

Frank Dykes, Ed.D.

Title: Professor of Special Education
Department: Education
Building: BEP 238
Phone: 903.565.5772


  • Ed.D. Stephen F. Austin State University
  • M.Ed. The University of Texas at Tyler
  • B.S. The University of Texas at Tyler


Frank Dykes Ed. D., has more than 33 years of experience in education as a general education teacher, special education teacher, educational diagnostician, central office administrator and university professor. He maintains an active role in public education as an educational consultant in the areas of assessment, evidenced-based strategies, cultural diversity and learning disabilities. Dr. Dykes has several publications to his credit and is a speaker at the international, national, and state level. He is currently the program director for the educational diagnostician program at UT Tyler. His research interests include special education assessment, learning disabilities, teacher training, RTI, minority overrepresentation in special education, and LGBTQ youth issues. Dr. Dykes is the past state treasurer for the Council for Exceptional Children-Texas and currently serves as the Vice President for the Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children.

Courses Taught

  • EDSP 3351 - Managing & Instructing Diverse Learners
  • EDSP 3354 - Instructing Students with Mild & Moderate Disabilities
  • EDSP 4350 - Survey of Human Exceptionality
  • EDSP 4361 - Learning and Neurological Disabilities
  • EDSP 5360 - Seminar-Learning Disabilities
  • EDSP 5362 - Adolescent and Adult with Disabilities

Research and Professional Interests

  • Online Education
  • Minority Overrepresentation in Special Education
  • Response to Intervention (RTI)

Curriculum Vitae