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A picture of Dr. Joan McguireJoan M. McGuire, Ph. D.
Principal Investigator & Co-Director

Email: joan.mcguire@uconn.edu
Phone: (860) 486-6201
FAX: (860) 486-5799
Address: University of Connecticut,
Neag School of Education,
249 Glenbrook Road , Storrs CT 06269-2064

Dr. Joan M. McGuire is a Professor in the Educational Psychology Department and Co-Director of the Center on Postsecondary Education and Disability at the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut. She received her B.A. in Humanistic Studies from St. Mary's College (IN), her M.A., Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies, and Ph.D. in Special Education from the University of Connecticut. She has coauthored two books on postsecondary education for students with learning disabilities and has more than 70 published refereed journal articles and book chapters in the field of postsecondary education for students with learning disabilities and Universal Design for Instruction (UDI). Dr. McGuire has presented over 150 papers at state, national, and international professional conferences. In addition to serving as the Director of the University of Connecticut Program for College Students with Learning Disabilities for 16 years, she has been awarded more than $3.8 million in federal and state grants. <faculty page>

A picure of Dr. Sally ScottSally S. Scott, Ph. D.
Co-Director

Email: s.scott@uconn.edu

Dr. Sally S. Scott is currently the Director of Disability Services and Associate Professor of Special Education at Longwood University in Farmville , Virginia. She received a B.A. in psychology from Duke University ; an M.Ed. in special education from Vanderbilt University ; and a Ph.D. in special education with a focus on postsecondary education and disability from the University of Virginia . From 2000-2006 she was Co-Director of the Universal Design for Instruction Project and a faculty member in the Educational Psychology Department at UConn. In keeping with her long term professional interest in postsecondary education and disability, she has served as Co-Director of the Learning Disabilities Center at the University of Georgia and as the State Coordinator of Higher Education for the Virginia Department of Rehabilitative Services. Current research, writing, and collaboration interests include college students with disabilities, program development and evaluation, implementation of Universal Design for Instruction, and inclusive online teaching and learning.

A picure of Dongping ZhengDongping Zheng, Ph. D.
Webmaster - Webpage Design and Development

Email: dongping.zheng@uconn.edu

Dr. Zheng is currently an Assistant Professor at Michigan State University. She was the webmaster of the Facultyware website during her pursuit of her doctorate at the University of Connecticut. She was responsible for the overall technical and design-related development of the website. Her research focus is on technology affordances for second language acquisition and learning in cross-cultural settings, and technology integration into K-12 and teacher education. Her expertise in the field of education includes instructional design and web design and development. <personal page>

A picture of ManjuManju Banerjee, M. A., M. S.

Email: mbaner@comcast.net
Phone: (860) 486-6139
FAX: (860) 486-5799
Address: University of Connecticut,
Neag School of Education,
249 Glenbrook Road , Storrs CT 06269-2064

Manju Banerjee is a Research and Education Consultant with over 20 years experience in working with students with learning and other disabilities. She is Project Evaluator for the Universal Design for Instruction project at the University of Connecticut. Formerly, she was director of Disability Services and adjunct faculty at Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and at Tufts University, Massachusetts. Manju is a certified diagnostician and teacher-consultant for learning disabilities; and has worked as a postsecondary disability service provider, vocational rehabilitation counselor, and researcher for many years. Currently, she is a research consultant for Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ, and is enrolled in the doctoral program at the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut.

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