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Jerry G. Petroff



Scholarly Interests:  Supporting individuals who are deaf:blind; transition to post:secondary life for students with severe disabilities; early communication and family life of students with complex sensory disabilities

Courses Taught: SPE 324: Educating Students with Severe Disabilities; EDUC 513: Collaboration, Consultation & Partnerships; EDUC 614: Creating & Sustaining Classroom Communities; SPED 664: Research Trends in Special Education; First:Year Seminar: Disabilities Unplugged.

Achievements:  Coauthor (with A. Dell & D. Newton), Assistive Technology in the Classroom: Enhancing the School Experiences of Students with Disabilities – 2ndEdition (2012), Pearson.  Director, Center on Complex Sensory Disabilities; Principal Investigator, NJ Consortium on Deaf Blindness, funded by the U.S. Department of Education; Co:Principal Investigator, Transition and Post:Secondary Programs for Students with Intellectual Disabilities, a five year grant funded by the U.S. Department of Education and Peers to Careers Project, funded by the NJ Division of Vocational Rehabilitation


PI, NJCDB at The College of New Jersey, U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs 2003-present; Program Advisory Committee/Consultant New Jersey Coalition of Inclusive Education, Inc. (NJCIE) 2005-present; Principal Investigator: Virtual Classroom for Teachers and Parent of Children who are Deafblind (2011)

Invited Co-Author (2013) 38th IRI Technical Assistance Document: Serving Traditionally Underserved Populations, United States Department of Education, Vocational Rehabilitation.

Petroff, J.G. (July 3, 2011). Listening to the Voices of your Children. National Parents of Blind Children Organization at the National Federal for the Blind Annual Conference, Orlando, FL..

Petroff, J.G. (June 25, 2011). IsoDicentric 15 IDEAS International Conference. Advocating for Your Child. Philadelphia, PA
Petroff, J. G. (2010). A national transition follow-up study of youth with deaf-blindness: Revisited. AER Journal Research and Practice in Visual Impairment and Blindness, 3, 132-138.

Degrees: Ph.D. Temple University, Psychological Studies in Special Education, M.A. & B.A., The College of New Jersey