Lucille A Zeph, EdD

Director, The University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies

Lucille A Zeph, EdD

Past-Past President

Lucille A. Zeph, EdD

Since 1992, Dr. Zeph has served as the founding Director of The University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies, Maine's UCEDD. Prior to this position, she was Coordinator of Graduate Studies for Education Specialists for Students with Severe Disabilities at The University of Maine College of Education and Human Development where she holds an appointment as Associate Professor of Education.

Dr. Zeph completed her undergraduate studies in Elementary Education at Boston State College and received her master's degree in deaf/blind and multiple disabilities at Boston College, including interdisciplinary training at the Boston Children's Hospital UAP. She completed her doctorate in Educational Leadership at George Peabody College, Vanderbilt University.

Dr. Zeph has published and presented extensively in a number of public policy areas, including: inclusive education and early intervention, community inclusion, and systemic change. In 1999, she was awarded a Kennedy Public Policy Fellowship and served as a Congressional Fellow with Senator Jim Jeffords and the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. During 2000-2001, while on leave from The University of Maine, she served as Executive Director of the Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation.

Dr. Zeph serves on the Executive Board of TASH, is an appointed member of the federal Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee, and is active on several state and national committees and workgroups related to enhancing the lives of individuals with disabilities and their families.