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Susan Baglieri began her career in education as a high school special education teacher in New Jersey in 1999. Before coming to Montclair State in 2013, she served as associate professor in special education at the Brooklyn Campus of Long Island University. She has served on the board of directors of the Society for Disability Studies, on the advisory board for South Mountain Co-operative, and as a consulting editor for a journal of the Council for Exceptional Children, Multiple Voices for Ethnically Diverse Exceptional Learners. She is the co-founder of the Increasing Access to College project (IAC), which strives to promote recruitment and inclusive college opportunities for people labeled with intellectual and developmental disabilities, who are traditionally underrepresented in institutions of higher education.
Baglieri's research interests are disability studies, inclusive education, and teacher education. She is coauthor of the book, Disability Studies and the Inclusive Classroom (Routledge, 2012 and 2017 (2nd Ed.), with Arthur Shapiro) and coauthor of the book, Undoing Ableism: Teaching About Disability in K-12 Classrooms (Routledge, 2020, with Priya Lalvani). Other works appear in book chapters related to disability studies in education, as well as in the journals, Harvard Educational Review, Review of Disability Studies, Teachers College Record, Remedial and Special Education, International Journal of Inclusive Education, Disability Studies Quarterly, Review of Disability Studies, Investigations in Mathematics Learning, and the Journal of Learning Disabilities. Baglieri holds an Ed.D. in Curriculum and Teaching and an M.A. in Learning Disabilities from Teachers College, Columbia University, as well as a B.A. in Special Education from William Paterson University of NJ. She resides in PA with her husband and two children.