Dr. Emily Nusbaum Ph.D., Board Member

Dr. Emily A. Nusbaum's professional experiences began as an inclusion facilitator in SFUSD. She has worked as adjunct faculty and as an Assistant Professor in teacher education/inclusive education in California and Colorado. Dr. Nusbaum supports families in litigation against school districts with the goal of gaining general education access for their K-12 students labeled with a disability. Her teaching, research and professional interests are focused on promoting Disability Studies within interdisciplinary and educational contexts, and in the utilization of DS as a transformative alternative to work in traditional, special education.

Dr. Nusbaum's current research is focused on advancing critical, qualitative methods by centering disability/disabled researchers. She is working on a project related to the silence/absence of disability from discourses of justice in education, and the resulting erasure of disabled body/minds from educational landscapes. Dr. Nusbaum is also invested in promoting more equitable experiences for students who identify as disabled in post-secondary education contexts.

You can learn more about Dr. Nusbaum by visiting her University of San Francisco faculty page here.