Steve grew up in the Omaha, Nebraska, area. He received his doctoral degree from the University of Kansas and began his tenure in the Department of Special Education at The University of Texas at Austin that same year. During his 25 years at the university, Steve attained the rank of professor, was appointed graduate adviser, and served as acting chair of the Department of Special Education. In 1981, he was awarded a senior lectureship from the Fullbright Commission and was assigned to positions in Spain and Portugal. Steve has written more than 50 professional journal articles, 3 textbooks, and 7 standardized tests used in the diagnosis of children with disabilities. He has been elected to office in several international organizations in the fields of psychology and education and has served in various editorial capacities for journals focusing on the education of students with disabilities. In 1995, Steve retired from the university; he currently is engaged in independent research and writing. Copyright Donald D. Hammill Foundation.