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Michael D. Eisner College of Education

College of Education

Personnel Directory

Michele Haney

Michele  Haney
Department of Special Education
Phone:818 677 3874



Ph.D. in Special Education with a cognate in Social Welfare, University of California, Los Angeles and California State University, Los Angeles, 1988


Early Childhood Special Education


Professional Interests

Dr. Haney has conducted research and developed materials for professional development in the following areas: inclusion of preschool-aged children with disabilities in typical preschool programs; transdisciplinary approach in early intervention, caregiver-child interaction; and culturally responsive services to young children and their families of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds.


Dr. Haney has been an educator of both typically developing preschoolers and those with a variety of special needs. She has also taught school-aged children with learning disabilities and emotional disturbances. As co-founder of the CHIME Institute, a nationally recognized inclusive program serving children from birth through middle school, she developed an early intervention program which provides in-home and center-based services to infants/toddlers with disabilities and their families. Dr. haney has directed or co-directed a number of projects funded by the U.S. Department of Education through the Model Demonstration, Research to Practice, and Personnel Preparation competitions. She has presented at local, state, national and international conferences.