Faculty and Staff

Kristie Asaro-Saddler, Assistant Professor

Education: B.A., St. Joseph's College, M.A. St. Johns University, Ph.D. University at Albany

Research Interests: Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders; Strategy Instruction


Jane Domaracki, Graduate Level Clinically Rich Coordinator

Education: B.S. University at Albany, M.S. University at Albany, C.A.S. University at Albany, Ph.D. University at Albany

Research Interests: Students with Reading Difficulties, Supervision, Response to Intervention, application of Cognitive theory to Literacy Instruction


Lisa Gardner, University Supervisor in Special Education

Education: B.S. SUNY Oneonta; M.S. University at Albany

Experience and Interests: Eleven years as special education teacher; Certification as NYS Elementary & Special Education Teacher; Co-teaching and Supervision


Lynn Gelzheiser, Associate Professor

Education: B.A. Bowdoin College; M.A., M.Ed., Ed.D. Teachers College, Columbia University

Research Interests: School Reform, Inclusionary Practices, Effective Instruction for Students with Learning Disabilities, Reading Interventions


Matthew LaFave, Coordinator of Special Education Field Experience

Education: B.A. SUNY New Paltz; M.A.,California State University at Northridge; Ph.D., University At Albany

Research Interests: Teacher Education, Social Skills of Students with Disabilities, Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders


Deborah C. May, Professor and Director of Division of Special Education

Education: B.S. Skidmore College, M.A., M.Ed., Ed.D. Teachers College, Columbia University

Research Interests: Issues in Special Education; School Readiness; Students with Severe Disabilities; Pre-school Children with Disabilities.

e-mail: DMay@albany.edu


Kevin Quinn, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology

Education: B.A. George Washington University, M.Ed. American University, Ed.D. Northern Illinois University

Research Interests: Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, Functional Assessments, Interagency Collaboration


Bruce Saddler, Associate Professor

Education: B.A. Limestone College, M. A. University of Charleston, Ph.D. University of Maryland

Research Interests: Students with learning disabilities, particularly those in Writing, Spelling, and Handwriting.