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Beth Myers

Beth Myers
Assistant Professor
Curriculum Vitae: Beth Myers CV
Phone: 315.443.1288
Address: 300 Huntington Hall

Beth Myers teaches in the Inclusive Elementary and Special Education Program and leads graduate students in a Special Education Consultant internship program. Professor Myers taught in the Lower Merion School District in Pennsylvania and helped to create a best-practice inclusive autism support program there. She opened a regional center for autism services in 2006 and served as Executive Director before joining the center’s consultation team in 2011. Professor Myers has created dozens of programs with individuals and families, including the Advancement Square group for adults with autism, The Teen Project for adolescents with ASD, the Awesome Summer Days program for school-age children, and the SAIL Supported Adult Independent Living program. Beth holds a dual appointment with the Kelberman Center for Autism Services as Director of Special Projects. She has provided school consultations for students with autism and staff development to over 50 school districts. Additionally, Professor Myers is the faculty liaison to the Syracuse City School District for the SUITR Program, a Masters Residency program in urban special education. Myers has conducted research to study the autobiographical works of adolescents with autism, which won the 2012 Ralph C. Preston Award for Scholarship and Teaching Contributing to Social Justice and Educational Equity.

Professional Memberships/Service:

  • Journal of Civil Society and Social Transformation, Associate Editor
  • Bernice M. Wright Developmental Laboratory School, Board President
  • American Education Research Association (AERA)
  • Council for Autism Services (CAS)

Education

  • Ed.D., University of Pennsylvania, 2012
  • M.Ed. Reading Specialist, Saint Joseph's University, 2000
  • B.S. Elementary Education and Special Education, Saint Joseph's University, 1999

Research & Scholarship

Research Focus:

Autism Spectrum Disorders, disability studies, special education and teacher preparation, self-determination and transition planning, literacy education

Honors

  • 2012 Ralph C. Preston Award for Scholarship and Teaching Contributing to Social Justice and Educational Equity
  • Dissertation honored with distinction
  • Presidential Scholar
  • Education Departmental Honors, Saint Joseph’s University
  • International Reading Association Honors Society
  • Kappa Delta Pi, International Education Honors Society
  • Special Education Advisory Committee, President