|Present||Assistant Professor, Molloy University ‐ Education|
Professional Service and Affiliations
|2020 - Present||Assistant Professor of Special Education, Molloy College|
Honors and Awards
- Office of Special Education Program (OSEP) Personnel Development Grant, Department of Special Education – University of Kansas (PI: Dr. James Basham, Dr. Sean Smith, Dr. Jason Travers)
- School of Education, Grace M. Phinney Scholarship, University of Kansas
- National Endowment for the Humanities Landmarks Workshop Award
- Fulbright-Hays, Study Abroad Program
- AmeriCorps Education Award
- EDU 5240: Diverse Abilities and Needs of Students in Inclusive Classrooms (Birth-Grade 2, Childhood 1-6 and Adolescence 7-12)
- EDU 5641: Thesis and Capstone Proposal Development for Special Education and Inclusive Classrooms in Childhood Education
- EDU 5275: Characteristics of Students with Disabilities, Including Developmental Disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorder
|2015 - 2020||PhD, University of Kansas ‐ Special Education|
|2005 - 2006||MS, Pace University ‐ Childhood Education|
|2000 - 2004||BS, State University of New York at Stony Brook ‐ Psychology|
Recent Works (5)
Health and well-being perspectives of African American, ED learners: Informing ...
American Educational Research Association (AERA) (2021)
Special education disproportionality, or the over-identification of African American students with an Emotional Disturbance (ED), remains a persistent education issue, ...
Getting Run Over: A collaborative auto-ethnography of graduate students with ...
Michael Tilford Conference on Diversity & Multiculturalism (2019)
Increasingly higher education researchers and practitioners are examining the lived experiences of graduate students battling mental illnesses in academia (Grady, ...
An Equity-Based Evolution of Universal Design for Learning: Participatory Design ...
Universal Design for Learning Implementation and Research Network Summit (2018)
Co-design of learning environments, with explicit accounting for the socio-historical underpinnings of educational inequities and disparities in America, has been ...