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Lauren Shallish


Scholarly Interests: Disability studies; diversity work; higher education;  qualitative research methods; social justice education

Courses Taught: SPE 103: Social and Legal Foundations of Special Education; SPED 597: The Social and Cultural Constructions of Behavior; SPED 501: Students with Disabilities in Our Schools; SPED 644: Research Trends in Special Education

Achievements: Shallish is currently a diversity scholar for the National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID). Her work has appeared in Disability Studies Quarterly, the IGI Global Handbook of Research on Study Abroad Programs, Equity and Excellence in Education and the Encyclopedia of Educational Philosophy and Theory. She previously worked as Chief of Staff at Hobart and William Smith Colleges and as a qualitative research assistant for the Center for Institutional and Social Change at Columbia University. Her forthcoming book on disability studies, diversity, and higher education will be published with Peter Lang Publishers in the Disability Studies in Education series.

Degrees: Ph.D., Syracuse University, Cultural Foundations of Education; M.S. and C.A.S., Syracuse University, Disability Studies; B.A. Hobart and William Smith Colleges