Susan Glor-Scheib, PhD

  • Sue Glor-ScheibProfessor, Retired


    • BS – Edinboro University of PA, 1970 – Major - Elementary Education; Minor – English and Dramatics
    • MEd – University of Pittsburgh, 1975 – Special Education
    • PhD – University of Pittsburgh, 1991 – Educational and Development Psychology; Minor in Educational Research

    Teaching Areas

    • EDEX 754 Advanced Instructional Design
    • EDEX 323 Teaching English Language Learners with Disabilities
    • EDEX 478 Education of Persons with Physical, Health, Intellectual, and Developmental Disabilities
    • EDEX 469 Education of Persons with Learning Disabilities, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Emotional/Behavioral Disorders
    • EDEX 424 Assessment and Instruction in Expository Texts for Learners with Disabilities
    • EDEX 460 Family Perspectives on Disability
    • EDEX 458/558 Transition of Youth with Disabilities

    Professional Interests

    Susan Glor-Scheib, PhD, is a professor in the Communication Disorders, Special Education, and Disability Services Department at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Throughout her 42-year career, she has worked with and on behalf of children with developmental and learning disabilities, behavior disorders, and their families. For 15 years as an educator, she worked with young children, middle school students, and high school students in public schools, private schools, and a psychiatric hospital. As an educational researcher throughout her doctoral program she had the good fortune to work on a five-year, federally-funded project to improve the reading skills of middle-school students with learning disabilities in two of the Pittsburgh Public Schools. Since becoming a teacher education professor at IUP in 1993 she has worked with undergraduate and graduate students in the areas of inclusion, teaching methodologies, collaboration, and transition. She enjoys a balance of course work and student teaching supervision along with advocacy work through the PA Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities.

    Her book, Building Electronic Portfolios, provides strategies and a tool for empowering young people to participate in decision making and have a voice in their own future planning. In addition, she is involved in creating instructional media for individuals who assist children and adults with autism in high-stress situations. The first training package focused on emergency responders and provided assessment and communication tactics for calming and assisting persons with autism; the second training module is geared for emergency medical personnel as they provide services for children and adults with autism in emergency departments. Finally, other current research activities involve collaborative teaching in higher education because she believes that such critical teacher education skills need to be modeled, explored, and practiced at the pre-service level.

    Professional Certifications

    • Elementary Education
    • Special Education
    • English Language Learners Program Specialist

    Selected Publications or Presentations

    • Glor-Scheib, S, & Kerry-Moran, K.J. (2011). Collaborative Teaching in Teacher Preparation Coursework: Pre-service Educators Respond! International Association of Special Education. Windhoek, Namibia
    • Glor-Scheib, S. (2010). Increasing Meaningful Participation in Employment and Community-Based Settings for Youth with Disabilities. Annual Meeting of the European Teacher Education Network, Helsinki, Finland
    • Glor-Scheib, S. (2009). Planning successful outcomes as students with disabilities become adults: Models that work. International Association of Special Education. Alicante, Spain.
    • Glor-Scheib, S. (2007). Building Electronic Portfolios. Attainment Company, Inc.: Verona, Wisconsin.
    • Glor-Scheib, S & Knickelbein, B. (June, 2007). Using Technology to Enhance Student-Led IEP and Transition Planning: The Student IEP Team Member Takes Charge! International Association of Special Education. Hong Kong, China.