Beth Brennan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Director of Special Education Programs
Beth Brennan joined the Graduate School of Education faculty in 2011 as an associate professor in the Special Education Department. Her interest in supporting individuals with disabilities was ignited at an early age when she volunteered as a peer support in a summer camp for children with cognitive challenges. Later she began her professional career as an instructional aide in a county program for students with significant disabilities. Dr. Brennan went on to complete her Masters and Ph.D. degrees in Special Education from Kent State University.
Dr. Brennan has worked in supervision and research at Family Child Learning Center in Ohio (a collaborative of Kent State University and Akron Children's Hospital), as a site coordinator with the Early Childhood Research Institute on Inclusion, as a Clinic Director with Lindamood Bell Learning Processes, and as an Associate Professor and Program Director at Saint Mary's College of California. She has held teaching certificates in Ohio and California and most recently worked with the Oak Park Unified School District.
Kent State University, Kent, Ohio; Ph.D. - Special Education
Kent State University, Kent, Ohio; M.Ed. - Special Education
Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO; B.A. - Social Work
- Family Systems Perspective and Disability
- Supports for Students identified on the Autism Spectrum
- Early Childhood Special Education
- Disability History and Labeling
- Inclusive Classroom Supports for Students with Disabilities