- Professional Development
- Blogs, Activities
|Amanda Hall Lueck, Ph.D.||
Amanda Hall Lueck, Ph.D., Professor Emerita of Special Education & Communicative Disorders at San Francisco State University, has worked in the field of visual impairments for over 40 years.... read more about Amanda Hall Lueck, Ph.D.
|Anne Fulton, Ophthalmologist||
Dr. Anne Fulton, Ophthalmologist will present a workshop on CVI: Best Practices and Current Research.
|Barry S. Kran, O.D., FAAOD||
Barry Kran is professor at the New England College of Optometry and the Optometric Director at the New England Eye Low Vision Clinic at Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, MA.
Betsy McGinnity recently retired after 36 years at Perkins School for the Blind, where she had overseen the operations of the Training & Educational Resources Program.
Burju Sari is a Teacher of Students with Visual Impairment. She is a mother of 8 year old twin boys. Burju’s and her husband’s journey started when they found out one of the twins has... read more about Burju Sari
|Christine Roman-Lantzy, Ph.D.||
Christine Roman was raised in Michigan and received degrees in Elementary Education and Special Education/Visual Impairment at Michigan State University. She worked as an itinerant teacher of the... read more about Christine Roman-Lantzy, Ph.D.
Christopher Russell is the Project Coordinator for the New York Deaf-Blind Collaborative, and has experience as a classroom teacher and Teacher of the Visually Impaired (TVI) working with children... read more about Christopher Russell
|Corinna Bauer, Ph.D.||
Dr. Bauer focuses her research on understanding how the visual dysfunctions observed in cortical/cerebral visual impairment (CVI) relate to brain structure and function. During her doctoral... read more about Corinna Bauer, Ph.D.
|Deborah Chen, Ph.D.||
Deborah Chen, Ph.D., is Professor Emerita in the Early Childhood Education Special Education from the California State University, Northridge. She is a leader in the fields of early intervention,... read more about Deborah Chen, Ph.D.
Diane Brauner is an educational accessibility consultant collaborating with various educational app developers and agencies. She splits her time between managing the... read more about Diane Brauner
Ed Summers is a blind software engineer and an accessibility specialist. He has a B.S. in Computer Science and 20 years of professional experience as a software developer and a development manager... read more about Ed Summers
|Elizabeth S. Hartmann||
Elizabeth S. Hartmann is an Associate Professor of Education at Lasell University and a Co-lecturer of T560: Universal Design for Learning at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. In her... read more about Elizabeth S. Hartmann
|Ellen Mazel, M.Ed., CTVI|
Frank Thorn, O.D., Ph.D. is a Professor of Vision Science; Director, Accelerated OD Program; Director, International Research & Development at New England College of Optometry.... read more about Frank Thorn
|Ilse Willems, M. Ed. CTVI, Deafblind Specialist, CVI Certified|
|Jennifer Grisham-Brown, Ed.D.||
Jennifer Grisham-Brown is a professor and program chair in the Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program and faculty director of the Early Childhood Laboratory school. She is co-author... read more about Jennifer Grisham-Brown, Ed.D.
|Judy Endicott, M.Ed.||
Judy Endicott is a Reading Specialist and grandmother to River, an amazing kid who also happens to have CVI.
|Karen E. Blankenship, Ph.D.||
Karen E. Blankenship is an Assistant Professor of the Practice, Dept. of Special Education, Peabody College, Vanderbilt University. She has been a certified teacher of students who are blind or... read more about Karen E. Blankenship, Ph.D.
|Karen E. Wolffe, Ph.D.||
Karen E. Wolffe, Ph.D., is a distance education instructor at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and has engaged in private practice as a career counselor and consultant in Austin, Texas,... read more about Karen E. Wolffe, Ph.D.
Kate Fraser is the Science Teacher in the Secondary Program at Perkins School for the Blind, and Author of Science Literacy. Fraser is also a primary contributor to the Accessible Science website... read more about Kate Fraser
|Lacey Smith, M. Ed. CTVI, CVI Certified|
|Linda Hagood, M.A., CCC-SLP||
Linda Hagood has worked for 30 years as a speech language pathologist, with more than half of that time focused on communication intervention with children and adolescents who have visual and... read more about Linda Hagood, M.A., CCC-SLP
Lindsay Hillier will present at the 4th annual CVI Symposium.
|Lotfi Merabet, O.D., Ph.D., MPH||
Lotfi Merabet is an optometrist and neuroscientist investigating how the brain adapts to the loss of sight. He completed his doctorate degree in neuroscience (University of Montréal) and clinical... read more about Lotfi Merabet, O.D., Ph.D., MPH
|Luisa Mayer, M.Ed., Ph.D.||
Luisa Mayer is an Associate Professor of Vision Science and Individuals with Disabilities at the New England College of Optomtry since 2006, when she joined the academic staff of the college and... read more about Luisa Mayer, M.Ed., Ph.D.
|Marguerite Tibaudo, M.Ed.||
Marguerite Tibaudo received her Master's of Education degree from Boston College in Severe Special Education with a specialization in Deafblindness. Additional degrees include a Bachelor of... read more about Marguerite Tibaudo, M.Ed.
|Mary Zatta, Ph.D.||
Mary C. Zatta, Ph.D., Director of Professional Development. Dr. Zatta will present at the 4th annual CVI Symposium.
|Matt Tietjen, M.Ed., CTVI||
Matt Tietjen is an education consultant and teacher of students with visual impairments in Connecticut. Matt earned his special education certification from Southern Connecticut State University.... read more about Matt Tietjen, M.Ed., CTVI
|Megan Connaughton, M.Ed.||
Megan Connaughton is a teacher in the Deafblind Program at Perkins School for the Blind. She holds a Master’s of Education Degree from Boston College in Severe and Multiple Disabilities with a... read more about Megan Connaughton, M.Ed.
|Megan Mogan, MS, CCC-SLP||
Megan Mogan is a Speech-Language Pathologist at Arizona School for the Deaf and Blind, who specializes in working with students who are early communicators, including deafblind learners and VI... read more about Megan Mogan, MS, CCC-SLP
|Nancy Salem-Hartshorne, Ph.D.||
Nancy Salem-Hartshorne, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor of Psychology at Delta College, and a School Psychologist. She has authored articles and book chapters about developmental outcomes for... read more about Nancy Salem-Hartshorne, Ph.D.
|Nathalie de Wit||
Nathalie de Wit is the Lead Teacher at Perkins School for the Blind, Lower School, and has taught in a self-contained classroom with students who are blind and have significant additional... read more about Nathalie de Wit
Patrice Glancy received her undergraduate degree at Providence College in 2002 in elementary education and moderate disabilities, and immediately began her career at Jackson Mann School in... read more about Patrice Glancy
|Patty Obrzut, M.S., O.T.R.||
Patricia Obrzut is the Assistant Director of Penrickton Center for Blind Children, a private, non-profit organization serving special needs children.
Ms. Obrzut has a Master’s Degree in... read more about Patty Obrzut, M.S., O.T.R.
Perkins eLearning strives to share the insights and expertise of Perkins educators — as well as the valuable expertise of our colleagues across the country — with teachers, families and... read more about Perkins eLearning
Dr. Sandra Newcomb is the Technical Assistance & Education Specialist on the Connections Project. Although she officially joined the staff in 2005, she has been a valuable member of the CBSS... read more about Sandra Newcomb
|Sharon Z. Sacks, Ph.D.||
Sharon Sacks is the Director of Curriculum and Professional Development at the California School for the Blind. Prior to that, she was a Full Professor and Coordinator of the Teacher Preparation... read more about Sharon Z. Sacks, Ph.D.
|Susan Bruce, Ph.D.||
Susan Bruce is an Professor of Special Education at Boston College. She directs the Masters Degree Program in Severe Disabilities with an optional specialization in deafblindness. She previously... read more about Susan Bruce, Ph.D.
|Therese Willkomm, Ph.D.||
Therese Willkomm, PhD, is the Director of New Hampshire’s State Assistive Technology Program with the Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) and is an associate professor... read more about Therese Willkomm, Ph.D.
|Tracy Evans-Luiselli, Ed.D||
Tracy Luiselli, Ed.D. is the Project Coordinator for the New England Consortium for Deafblind... read more about Tracy Evans-Luiselli, Ed.D
|Yue-Ting Siu, Ph.D.||
Ting is a Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments (TVI) with 14 years of experience working with students with visual impairments, severe/multiple disabilities, and deafblindness. She was... read more about Yue-Ting Siu, Ph.D.