Transformation for Inclusive Practices: Developing a sustainable model for vulnerable children in post-conflict Uganda
Global Education Colloquium
April 19, 2016
Susan O’Rourke, Carlow University
About the Speaker
Dr. Susan O’Rourke is a professor of education and Program Director for Special Education at Carlow University in Pittsburgh, PA. She earned her doctorate in Instructional Design and Technology, and a master’s degree in Special Education, from the University of Pittsburgh. She was a teacher for 10 years, working with children with multiple disabilities at The Rehabilitation Institute of Pittsburgh (now the Children’s Institute) prior to joining Carlow in 1997. Dr. O’Rourke’s interests include international special education focusing on vulnerable children in developing countries, the integration of technology in classroom settings, distance education, and assisted technologies for student engagement. She specializes in the teaching and learning of children with autism spectrum disorders and children with social, emotional and behavioral disabilities. Dr. O’Rourke is Past President of the Division of International Special Education and Services (DISES) and a founding member of the Division of Performing and Visual Arts Education (DARTS), both divisions within the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC). She has collaborated with special education professionals in Cuba, Peru, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, Latvia, Kuwait, Trinidad and Tobago, Israel, Portugal, Uganda and Liberia.