Meet a new Saint Rose faculty member: Megan E. Cartier, special education – The College of Saint Rose

by | Sep 9, 2022 | Education

Throughout the semester, we’re introducing our new additions to the Saint Rose faculty.
Megan E. Cartier
Title: Assistant professor of special education
Previous position: Doctoral candidate, Syracuse University, expected completion 2023
Education: B.S., communication disorders, University of New Hampshire; M.A., special education, Georgetown College; Certificate of Advanced Studies, disability studies, Syracuse University
Teaching:  Individuals with disabilities and exceptionalities in school and community; foundations and practices of including students with disabilities
Academic specialty: Inclusive education practices, disability studies, universal design for learning
Where she is from and how she became interested in special education: I’m an Army Brat! My dad was in the military so I moved around a lot. I went to 14 schools in 16 years. Although teaching was not always my endgame, I have always had a servant heart and my desire to work in special education developed while working as a residential counselor for a program designed for adults with intellectual disabilities.
Her academic scholarship: My dissertation research revolves around the continuity of special education services among military-connected families. It has wide-reaching implications including for children in foster care, homeless/housing insecure youths, and migrant/immigrant families. My other areas of academic scholarship include equity-based universal design for learning in inclusive settings and inclusive higher education opportunities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
How she will strengthen student learning: My intentions here at Saint Rose include creating an awareness of disability and difference by engaging future educators in activities that will lead them first to presume competence in all of their students and then give them the tools to con …

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