Victor Schaffner

Center for Disabilities Studies
University of Delaware
College of Education and Human Development
461 Wyoming Road
Newark, DE 19716
Phone: 302-831-3038
Email: [email protected]
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Last Updated: October 20, 2014

Victor Schaffner

Specialty Resource Contacts: Advocacy,
Discipline(s): Disability Studies
Family/Parent/Youth Advocacy
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership


Unit Director

Victor Schaffner is the director of communications and advocacy at CDS, where he steers and supports the Center's multimedia efforts to inform and engage the disability community, public and policy makers.

Before coming to CDS, Victor was vice president of policy and outreach with the FloridaNEXT Foundation, a senior editorial writer with the Orlando Sentinel, editorial page editor of The Ann Arbor News, assistant metro editor at The Courier-Journal in Louisville, and the editor of Empire State Report magazine in Albany, N.Y.

Publications since 2009:
Victor has published hundreds of editorials, blog posts, columns and op-eds spanning disability and non-disability related subjects. His many honors include the 2010 Florida Society of Professional Journalists' First Place Award for editorials.