Susan Ryan, PhD

Center on Disability and Community Inclusion
College of Education and Social Services
The UCEDD of Vermont/University of Vermont
Mann Hall - 3rd Floor
208 Colchester Avenue
Burlington, VT 05405-1757
 
Phone: 802-656-1143
Email: Susan.Ryan@uvm.edu
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Last Updated: May 19, 2015

Susan Ryan
 

Leadership: UCEDD Director
Leadership Administrative Staff: Interdisciplinary Personnel Preparation Coordinator
Primary Activity Coordinators: Training Director
Specialty Resource Contacts: University Governance
Project/Program/Clinic Contacts: Project Director: Transition Program for Students with Intellectual Disabilities (TPSID)
Project Director: Green Mountain FASD Project

 
Discipline(s): Education/Special Education
Disability Studies
Education: Early Intervention/Early Childhood
 
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership
 
Research: Inclusion, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, Personnel Preparation, Alaska native populations
Education: Early Intervention, Low Incidence Disabilities, Severe Disabilities

Vita/Bio

PERSONAL INFORMATION: Appointment to VT UCEDD Director 1/2007

Current Work address

Center on Disability and Community Inclusion
College of Education and Social Services
The UCEDD of Vermont/University of Vermont
Mann Hall - 3rd Floor
208 Colchester Avenue
Burlington, VT 05405-1757

 

RANK
Professor Emerita Early Intervention & Special Education
University of Alaska Anchorage, Department of Counseling & Special Education (rank held since July 2003; tenure held since 1997)

Professor, Integrated Professional Studies Department

University of Vermont (rank held since 2007)

EDUCATION
University of Oregon, Eugene, OR Ph.D. 1991
Special Education: Early Intervention, Severe Disabilities

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES
Professor, Department of Special Education
University of Alaska Anchorage, Anchorage, AK 2003-present
Director: Early Childhood Special Education Program from 1991-2007

Selected Publications
Dybdahl, C. & Ryan, S. (2006). FAS Inclusion: Classroom teachers talk about practice. Preventing School Failure, Manuscript accepted for publication. A PR

Ryan, S. (2006). Instructional tips: Supporting the educational needs of students with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. Teaching exceptional children Manuscript accepted for publication. A PR

Ryan, S. & Ferguson, D. (2006). The person behind the face of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders: Student experiences and family and professionals' perspectives on FASD. Rural Special Education Quarterly, 25(1), 32-40. PR

Ryan, S. & Chionnaith, M. (2006). On the Spectrum: Similarities and differences between students with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and Autism Spectrum Disorders. Journal of International Special Needs Education, 9, 43-52. PR

Ryan, S. & Murphy, B., Harvey, S., & Nygrene, K., Ongtooguk, P. (2006). The way of the human being: Supporting Alaska native families who have a child with a disability. Young Exceptional Children, 9(2), 12-19. PR

Ryan, S. & Ferguson, D. (2006). "On, yet under the radar": Students with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. Exceptional Children, 72(3), 363-379. PR

Research and Federal Training Grants (Selected)

2004-2009 Project Director/ Principal Investigator (20-50% FTE)
Alaska Low Incidence Training Project (H325A030031) United States Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs SA
$1.25 million

2001-2005 Researcher (20-50% FTE)
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Research
Case Studies, State of Alaska, Department of Health and Social Services. SA
$200,000

1999-2003 Principal Investigator/ Project Director(20-50% FTE)
Alaska Low Incidence Training Program (H325A990054), United States Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs. SA
$663,000