Lucille Zeph, Ed.D.

University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies
The University of Maine
5717 Corbett Hall
Orono, ME 04469-5717
 
Phone: 207-581-1207
Email: lu.zeph@umit.maine.edu
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Last Updated: July 29, 2013

Lucille Zeph
 

Leadership: UCEDD Director
 
Discipline(s): Education/Special Education
Interdisciplinary
Education: Early Intervention/Early Childhood
Disability Studies
Education: Administration
Education: General
 
AUCD Council Membership: Council on Research and Evaluation
Council for Interdisciplinary Service
 
Research: Significant Cognitive Disabilities, Computer Assisted Instruction; inclusive education, inclusive communities, universal design, literacy, autism, public policy, higher education
Education: Literacy, Universal Design, Disability Studies
Service: Public Policy, international issues, higher education access

Vita/Bio

 

EDUCATION
George Peabody College, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee
Ed.D. 1983, Doctor of Education, Educational Administration and Leadership

Boston College, Boston, Massachusetts
M.Ed., 1976, Master of Education, Deaf-Blind Multihandicapped Education

Boston State College, Boston, Massachusetts
B.S.Ed., 1970, Bachelor of Science in Education, Elementary Education

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES
1992 - Present Director, Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies, Maine's University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service
2000 Executive Director, Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation
1999 Congressional Fellow, U.S. Senate, Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, Washington, DC
1990-present Associate Professor of Education, University of Maine
1983-1990 Assistant Professor of Education, University of Maine
1979-1982 Instructor of Education, University of Maine

SELECTED PAPERS PRESENTED
The Intersection of Child Welfare and Disability. Keynote address at the Maine Child Welfare Conference. Bangor, ME, April 2005 (Invited)
The Role of Public Policy in University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities.
A presentation for UCEDD Trainees at the Annual Disability Public Policy Conference. Washington, DC. March 2005 (Invited)
Literacy By Design: A Progress Report of a Study of Computer Assisted Literacy Instruction for Students with Severe Cognitive Disabilities. A paper presented at the Annual TASH Conference. Reno, NV. November 2004. (Refereed)
Literacy and Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities. A presentation at the OSEP Research Project Directors' Meeting. Washington, DC. July 2004 (Invited)
An Overview of Federal Trends in Disability Public Policy: What It Means for Maine. A presentation at a meeting of the Developmental Disability Legislative Caucus. Augusta, ME. April 2004. (Invited)
Early Screening and Diagnosis of Young Children with Autism. Panel Moderator and Participant, National Autism Summit. Washington, DC. December 2003. (Invited)
Literacy By Design: A Study of Computer Assisted Literacy Instruction for Students with Severe Cognitive Disabilities. A paper presented at the Annual TASH Conference. Chicago, IL. December 2003. (Refereed)
Learning by Design: Creating a Universally Designed Environment for Students with Significant Disabilities; Project Directors' Forum: Students with Severe Disabilities, OSEP Leadership Conference, Washington, DC, July 2003.
Standards for All Model - Personalizing Elementary Education; poster presentation, Project Directors' Forum, OSEP Leadership Conference, July 2003.
Inclusive Practices; Panel leader, Project Directors' Forum, OSEP Leadership Conference, July 2003.
Supporting the Development of Inclusive Early Childhood Programs: A System for Self-Assessment and Program Development. Presentation at the 19th Annual Pacific Rim Conference on Developmental Disabilities, Honolulu, HI, February 2003.
Effective Schooling in the Least Restrictive Setting. Presentation at the National Goals Conference ARC, Washington, DC, January 2003.
Systemic Abuse. Presentation at the 2002 TASH Conference, Boston, MA Dec. 2002.
Supporting Students with Challenging Behavior to Succeed in General Education Classrooms. A presentation at the 18th Annual Pacific Rim Conference on Developmental Disabilities. Honolulu, HI, March 2002.
Creating Systems That Care: Maine's Approach to Developing and Sustaining Partnerships for a Statewide System of Inclusive Early Care and Education. A presentation at the 2002 OSEP Joint Personnel Preparation /State Improvement/CSPD Conference. Arlington, VA, February 2002.
Surrogate Parents: Protecting the Educational Rights of Children and Youth under Public Guardianship. Presentation at the 2000 TASH Conference, Miami, FL, Dec. 2000.
Legal Issues (ADA & IDEA). A presentation at the MAP to Inclusive Child Care National Institute, Washington, DC, July 2000.


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
Zeph, L. (in preparation with co-authors). The efficacy of computer assisted instruction as a means of teaching literacy to young children with significant intellectual disabilities.
Zeph, L. (with co-authors). Accessing Vocational Rehabilitation Services. A Chapter in the monograph "Rehabilitation of Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders."
Zeph, L. (in preparation with co-authors). Engaging Principals in Participatory Action
Research.
Zeph, L. (in preparation with co-authors). Supporting literacy development in children
who are non-verbal.
Zeph, L. (2000). Book Review; Inclusion 101: How to Teach All Learners. Journal of the Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps, 25(2).
Zeph, L., Enright, E., Fairman, M., Gilmer, D., Kendrick, M., Labas, L., Son, K., Timberlake, M. (1999). Foundations of Inclusive Education: A Curriculum Leadership Guide. Orono, Maine; Center for Community Inclusion, University of Maine.
Caruso, M., Roach, V., Halverson, Zeph, L., & Giugno, M. (1998). Providing Accurate Placement Data on Students with Disabilities in General Education Settings. Alexandria, VA: National Association of State Boards of Education.
Rice, H., Saha, N., Tadayyon, E., & Zeph, L. (1994). Creating Inclusive Early Intervention and Education Programs: An Annotated Bibliography (Creating Inclusive Educational Communities, Monograph No. 4). Orono, Maine: University of Maine.
Zeph, L. (1994). Creating Environments That Support and Enhance the Lives of All Participants. In L. Sternberg (Ed.), Individuals with Profound Disabilities: Instructional and Assistive Strategies . Austin, TX: Pro-Ed.
Zeph, L. (1993). Book Review: Brothers and Sisters-A Special Part of Exceptional Families (2nd Ed.) Journal of The Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps, 18(3).
Zeph, L., Gilmer, D., Brewer-Allen, D. & Moulton, J. (1992). Kids Talk About Inclusive Classrooms (Creating Inclusive Educational Communities, Monograph No. 3). Orono, Maine: University of Maine.
Haring, K., Farron-Davis, F., Karasoff, P., Zeph, L., Goetz, L., & Sailor, W. (1992). LRE and the Placement of Students with Severe Disabilities. Journal of the Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps, 17(3).
Zeph, L., Ericson-Fairman, L., Gilmer, D., Rice, H., & Whitty, P. (1991). Creating Positive Educational Programs for Students Presenting Challenging Behavior (Creating Inclusive Educational Communities, Monograph No. 2). Orono, Maine: University of Maine.
Zeph, L. (1991) Considering Regular Classroom Options for Students with Severe Handicaps in Rural Areas. Rural Special Education Quarterly, 10(4).
Zeph, L., Whitty, P., & Gilmer, D. (1991). Creating Inclusive Schools (Creating Inclusive Educational Communities, Monograph No. 1). Orono, Maine: University of Maine, Local Education for All in Regular Neighborhood Schools.
Schutz, P. and Zeph, L. (1990) Special Education Personnel Evaluation: Present Procedures and Instruments. Rural Educator, 12(1).