Rosa Milagros Santos, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Special Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is actively engaged in collaborative research working with investigators from a variety of disciplines on campus. In particular, she is co-leading a research team that is exploring the roles of fathers in raising young children with disabilities. Her particular interest and contributions to this team is developing an understanding of the ecologic influence of families and culture on parents and professionals in facilitating young children’s development and learning. Through her research and teaching activities, her aim is to make a positive impact on the lives of children with disabilities and their families by enhancing the practices of professionals who work directly with these children and families.