Carl J. Dunst, Ph.D.

Research Syntheses Consultant | Orelena Hawks Puckett Institute


Carl J. Dunst is Senior Research Scientist at the Orelena Hawks Puckett Institute in Asheville and Morganton, North Carolina. His research and practice spans more than 40 years and includes early intervention, early childhood special education, family and social support, and family-centered practices. His primary areas of interest include evidence-based child, parent-child, and family intervention practices, meta-analyses and research syntheses of child, parent, parent-child, and family practices, and research on inservice professional development and adult learning methods and strategies.

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