Allan Ensor

Associate Professor, Special Education


Areas of Expertise:

  • Special Education
  • Assessment
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Experiential Learning


  • Ph.D. in school psychology, University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo., 1992
  • M.S. in clinical psychology, Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kan., 1978
  • B.S.E. in psychology and special education, Missouri Southern State University, Joplin, Mo., 1976
  • B.A. in history, Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kan., 1968

Professional Achievements:

  • Assistant Professor of Special Education, William Woods University, 2006-
  • Director of clinical and ancillary service and director of the Resource Center of Deafness, Missouri School for the Deaf, 1985-2006
  • Adjunct professor of William Woods University, 1993-2006


  • Nationally Certified School Psychologist


  • National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
  • Missouri Association of School Psychologists (MASP) President, 1989-90
  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

Honors and/or awards:

  • Truman Ingle Memorial Award, Missouri School for the Deaf, 2006
  • Life time Achievement Award, Missouri Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, 2006


  • Phelps, LeAdella &  Ensor, Allan.   "Concurrent  Validity  of the WISC-R  using  Deaf  Norms  and  the  Hiskey-Nebraska," Psychology in the Schools.
  • Phelps, LeAdelle  &   Ensor, Allan.  "Comparison  of  Performance by Sex of  Deaf  Children  on the WISC-R," Psychology in the Schools.
  • Ensor, Allan  & Phelps, LeAdelle, "Gender  Differences on the WAIS-R with Young Deaf Adults," Journal of Rehabilitation of the Deaf, January.
  • Ensor, Allan & Koller, James, "Effects of the Method of Repeated Readings on the Reading Fluency of Deaf Adolescents", The Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education.