Susan Fox, PhD

Westchester Institute for Human Development
University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
in affiliation with New York Medical College
Cedarwood Hall
Valhalla, NY 10595
Phone: 914-493-8204
Email: [email protected]
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Last Updated: October 24, 2018

Susan Fox

Leadership: UCEDD Director
Leadership Administrative Staff: CEO and President
Specialty Resource Contacts: Aging and Community Living
Discipline(s): Education/Special Education
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership
Research: Improving Access and Participation for Individuals with I/DD across the Lifespan
Education: Lesley University MEd 1981 Educational Leadership
University of New Hampshire MA 2006 Sociology
University of New Hampshire PhD 2015 Sociology


Susan Fox, PhD,  is President and CEO of WIHD and Co-UCEDD Director.   Previously, Dr. Fox served as Associate Director and Clinical Assistant Professor at the Institute on Disability (IOD), University of New Hampshire, a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD).  She was also a founding Director of the Center on Aging and Community Living at the University of New Hampshire.  Dr. Fox has a Master's Degree in Education Leadership focusing on Special Education Administration from Lesley University and a second Master's Degree and Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of New Hampshire, with an emphasis on aging and caregiving.  In addition to her work with the UCEDD at the University of New Hampshire, Dr. Fox has experience in a broad range of community settings providing supports and services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, acquired brain disorders, physical disabilities, mental health, and who are aging.  She has also served as the state director for developmental disabilities services in New Hampshire.  Her lifelong work has been dedicated to assuring that individuals with disabilities and their families are able to realize their dreams and live full and meaningful lives in their communities.