Faculty

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Teri Burcroff (tburcroff@esu.edu)
Stroud Hall 108
Professor of Special Education and Rehabilitation
B.A., 1981, SUNY at Fredonia
M.S., 1983, SUNY at Buffalo
Ph.D., 1991, SUNY at Buffalo

Areas of Professional Interest
Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention with Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Inclusion and Inclusive Practices
Advancing the Implementation of Evidence Based Practices in ASD

Domenico Cavaiuolo (dcavaiuolo@esu.edu)
Stroud Hall 108
Professor of Special Education and Rehabilitation
B.S., 1981, SUNY at Buffalo
M.S., 1987, SUNY at Buffalo
Ph.D., 1994, Temple University

Areas of Professional Interest
Inclusion
Transition from school to adult life
Supported Employment

Diane Cavanagh (cavanagh@esu.edu)
Stroud Hall 105
Professor of Special Education and Rehabilitation
B.A., 1976, Marist College
M.Ed., 1977, Slippery Rock University
Ed.D., 1990, Columbia University

Areas of Professional Interest
Assessment for Instructional Planning in Inclusive Settings
Parents and Families of Individuals with Down Syndrome
Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies for Individuals with Special Needs
Reggio –inspired Early Childhood Programs

Caroline DiPipi-Hoy (cdipipi-hoy@esu.edu)
Stroud Hall 107
Assistant Professor of Special Education and Rehabilitation
B.A., 1996, Marywood University
M.Ed., 1998, Lehigh University
Ph.D., 2004, Lehigh University

Areas of Professional Interest
Positive Behavior Support
Vocational Assessment
Transition Planning

Heather Garrison (hgarrison@esu.edu)
Associate Professor of Special Education and Rehabilitation
B.S., 1995, East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania
M.Ed., 1998, East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania
M.Ed., 2002, DeSales University
Ph.D., 2008, Fordham University

Areas of Professional Interest
Pre-service Teacher Education
Disability Studies
Literacy Development
Literary Representation of Disability

Gina Scala (gscala@esu.edu)
Stroud Hall 105
Department Chair, Professor of Special Education and Rehabilitation
B.S., 1979, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
M.Ed., 1981, Lehigh University
Ed.D., 1988, Lehigh University

Areas of Professional Interest
Special Education Administration
Positive Behavior Support
Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
Teacher Education
Professional Development Schools
Political Action Advocacy

Daniel Steere (dsteere@esu.edu)
Stroud Hall 105
Professor of Special Education and Rehabilitation
B.S., 1977, Southern Connecticut State
M.Ed., 1978, Rutgers University
Ph.D., 1987, University of Connecticut

Areas of Professional Interest
Secondary Transition Planning
Employment of People with Disabilities
Community Inclusion of People with Disabilities
Education of Students with Low Incidence Disabilities

Melanie Zabowski (mzabowski@esu.edu)
ESU Department Secretary Special Education/Rehabilitative Services and Reading Department
Stroud Hall 108
570-422-3558
B.S., University of Houston, Houston, TX
Business Technology

Mary Beth Gustafson, Ed.D. (bgus2919@gmail.com)
Adjunct Instructor Special Education/Rehabilitative Services
Stroud Hall 210
570-730-9148
B.S., Indiana University of Pennsylvania
M. Ed., East Stroudsburg University
Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University
Reading Specialist Certification, East Stroudsburg University
Supervisor of Special Education Certification, East Stroudsburg University
Principal Certification, East Stroudsburg University

Areas of Professional Interest
School-Wide Positive Behavior Support
School-Based Mental Health
Inclusion and Inclusive Practices
Gifted Education
Compliance Monitoring
Common Core Standards
Teacher Effectiveness

Michelle Kirias, M.Ed. (Mkirias@gmail.com)
Adjunct Instructor Special Education/Rehabilitative Services
Stroud Hall 108
267-377-6746
B.S., East Stroudsburg University
M. Ed., East Stroudsburg University

Areas of Professional Interest
Positive Behavior Support
Behavior Management
Project Based Learning
Creation and Implementation of Individualized Education Plans
Modifying curriculum to Meet the Needs of All Learners
Incorporating Technology into Motivating and Engaging Lesson Plans

Jocelyn R. McGlynn, M.S. (jmcglynn@esu.edu)
Adjunct Instructor Special Education/Rehabilitative Services
Stroud Hall 108
B.S., State University of New York, Plattsburgh
M.S., Long Island University, CW Post

Areas of Professional Interest
Pre-service teacher Education
Supervision of Student Teachers
Instructional Planning
Differentiated Instruction
Instructional Practices
Literacy, Collaboration

Dorothy Mutch, Ed.D. (dorothymutch@aol.com)
Adjunct Professor Special Education/Rehabilitative Services
Stroud Hall 108
570-476-1237
B.S., Seton Hall University
M.Ed., Montclair University
Ed.D., Seton Hall University

Areas of Professional Interest
Special Education
Early Childhood Education