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Garfield Avenue project affects travel on lower campus.

The project is expected to be completed in fall 2018, and the footbridge will be closed from late May to late August in both 2017 and 2018.

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Under their wings

As a Blugold student in special education, you become a member of a pretty incredible family of educators. The word "family" is simply the best description, because our faculty and staff will support, guide, encourage, challenge and instruct with the care and passion usually reserved for family bonds.

The bonus is that this mutual feeling does not end at graduation—it's just the leap to a longer and more professional relationship. Our faculty continue to serve alumni as resources, collaborators and friends. The ties you will forge here are forever, creating a network for career-long success and support.

The faculty are always available for assistance and consultation. They are dedicated to their students and knowledgeable in their content. I am so grateful for the opportunity to learn under these outstanding professors!

Sarah J. Wenner, special education major
Barb Meier

Meet our fabulous faculty

Education
  • University of Utah, Ph.D. (2000)- Special Education
  • University of Utah, M.Ed. (1989)- Educational Administration
  • University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, B.S. (1981)- Special Education and Elementary Education
Certification
  • Emotional Behavioral Disabilities
  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Cross Categorical (Utah and Texas)
Teaching Interests
  • Behavioral interventions
  • Social skills training
  • Functional behavior assessment
  • Learning strategies
  • Math methods for students with mild disabilities
  • Secondary methods for students with mild disabilities
Research Interests
  • Social skills training
  • Functional behavior assessment
  • Secondary methods and interventions
  • Inclusive practices for students with emotional behavioral disabilities in the school environment
  • Gender issues as they relate to behaviors (particularly in secondary settings)
Education
  • BA Industrial Education Miami University of Ohio
  • MSED, Special Education University of Wisconsin Eau Claire
Teaching Interests
  • Field Experience
  • Disability and Film
  • Pre-professional preparation
Research Interests
  • Film and Disability
Linda Brunner
Education
  • B.A., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
  • M.S., University of Wisconsin-Stout
  • Ph.D., Michigan State University
Barb Meier
Education
  • B.A. Saginaw Valley State University, Michigan, 1988
  • M.E. Saginaw Valley State University, Michigan, 1994
  • Ph.D. Michigan State University, 2013
Certification
  • Special Education PhD
  • State of Michigan Professional Education Teaching Certificate
  • Elementary K-8 All Subjects
  • Learning Disabilities K-12
  • English 9
  • Science 9
  • Social Science 9
Teaching Interests
  • Reading for Students with Mild Disabilities
  • Math for Students with Mild Disabilities
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Inclusion for General Education Teachers
Research Interests
  • Universal Design for Learning - Lesson Planning
  • Access to General Education Curriculum for ALL Students
  • Integrating Technology to Support ALL Students
Karsten Powell, MSE
Education
  • B.A. - University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Broadfield Social Studies with an emphasis on History and Geography
  • M.S.E. - University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Special Education
Certification
  • Broadfield Social Studies
  • Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities
Teaching Interests
  • Reading and writing intervention at the secondary level
  • Secondary inclusion and co-teaching
  • Self-advocacy and self-determination in secondary students with LD and EBD
  • Vocabulary instruction
  • Assessment, progress monitoring, and grading
  • Post-secondary transition for students with LD and EBD
  • Assistive technology
  • Instructional coaching
Kirstin Rossi, ABD
Education
  • Walden University, Completing EdD
  • University of New England-Maine, Master's of Education Program, 2008
  • Eastern Connecticut State University, B.A. Childhood Psychology, '02
  • Early Childhood Education Certification, '02
Todd Stephens
Education
  • BS Special Education Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
  • MS Special Education Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
  • Ph.D. Studies in Behavioral Disabilities University of Wisconsin - Madison
Certification
  • Type 10 Special Education Certification - State of Illinois
Teaching Interests
  • ABA Characteristics and Methods
  • Introduction to Special Education coursework
Education
  • BS, Special Education, Illinois State University
  • MSE Special Education, Illinois State University
  • EdD, Early Childhood Education, Concordia University Chicago
Certification
  • Illinois Standard Teaching Certification; Special Education: Learning Behavior Specialist PK-21
    • Endorsements: Intellectual Disabilities, Physical Disabilities, Other Health Impairments
  • Illinois Standard Teaching Certification; Early Childhood birth-to-age three
Teaching Interests
  • Infant & Toddler and Family Intervention
  • Project-Based learning
  • Inquiry and Curriculum Development
  • Collaboration, Consultation, and Primary Coach Approach to Teaming
Research Interests
  • Reflective Practices in Teacher Education
  • Inclusive Practices in Early Childhood
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