Sheldon Braaten, Ph.D.


Title:  Executive Director

Company:  Behavioral Institute for Children and Adolescents

Location:  Minneapolis, MN



  • Inductee, Worldwide Lifetime Achievement (2016)
  • VIP of the Year (2007)
  • Professional of the Year (2009, 2014, 2016)
  • Industry Expert Honoree (2012)
  • Featured Member, Pro-Files Magazine (2013)
  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian (2016)
  • Inductee, Elite American Health Professionals (2016)
  • Honoree, Cambridge Who’s Who Executive Professional Registry, Honors Edition (2008)
  • Honoree, Meeks Distinguished Professor of Special Education, Ball State University (1997-2006)
  • Honoree, Academic Keys Who’s Who in Education (2003)
  • Recipient, The Frank Wood Award, MN CCBD/Minnesota Educators of the Emotionally Disturbed (1996)
  • Honoree, World Intellectual of 1993, International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England
  • Recipient, International Man of the Year, Editorial and Advisory Boards of International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England (1991)
  • Honoree, Men of Achievement, International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England


  • Ph.D. in Special Education and Educational Administration, University of Minnesota
  • Master of Arts in Special Education
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Augustana College

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