Judy W. Kugelmass

Discipline: Education

Dr. Judy W. Kugelmass is Emeritus Associate Professor in the School of Education at Binghamton University (SUNY). She holds a Ph.D. from Syracuse University; M.A. from the University of Oregon; B.A. from City College of N.Y. Her experiences include work with children with special needs and their families as well as teaching undergraduates, graduate students and professionals. Dr. Kugelmass’ approach to teaching integrates field-based experiential learning with self-refection and academic content. Her research and publications explore applications of these methods with diverse populations. Publications include books, book chapters and scholarly articles grounded in cross-cultural and international research on the development of inclusive schools. Recent books include: The Inclusive School: Sustaining Equity and Standards and two co-edited volumes: Curriculum and Instruction for All Learners: Blending Systematic and Constructivist Approaches in Inclusive Elementary Schools (B. Rainforth co-editor) and Advocating for Children and Families in an Emerging Democracy: The Post Soviet Experience in Lithuania (D. Ritchie co-editor). Dr. Kugelmass was a Fulbright scholar in India, Portugal, Indonesia and Singapore. Other international experiences include providing professional development for higher education faculty in Eastern Europe; conducting comparative research on leadership in inclusive schools in the UK, USA and Portugal; studying family adaptation to children’s disabilities in Indonesia.