Contributor to the field of special education, focusing on topics such as education reform, child development, and behavioral disorders.
He got a B.S. in Elementary Education from Goshen College.
He wrote books such as The Tragicomedy of Public Education: Laughing and Crying, Thinking and Fixing, and Toward a Science of Education: The Battle Between Rogue and Real Science.
He is the son of Nelson E. Kauffman and Christmas Carol Kauffman. He was married to Myrna Kauffman and later married to Patricia Pullen; he has two children and two step-children.
Booker T. Washington and he are both educators.