Dr. Margaret L. Briley, Assistant Professor: B.S., Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1976; M.Ed., Georgia State University, 1981; Ed.D., University of Pittsburgh, 1999.
Research Interest: Deafblind, low incidence disabilities, and autism with a focus on communication and social interaction.
Email:mlbriley AT ysu DOT edu
Office: BCOE 3306
Extended Teaching Service (ETS) Faculty
Marianne K. Dove, Ph.D.., Kent State University, 1986
Sally Lewis, Ph.D.., Kent State University, 1999
Part Time Instructors
In addition to core Special Education program faculty, several teachers and professionals in the community are appropriately trained, licensed, and/or credentialed in specific areas. Part time instructors provide an important role in the development of Special Education students.
Jennifer Loudon, Ph.D.., Kent State University, 2008
Shannon R. Miller, Ed.S., Kent State University, 2002
Janet L. Stephens, M.S.Ed.., Youngstown State University, 2006,1993,1985
Linda Yosay, M.S.Ed.., Kent State University, 1977
Several faculty members have made a significant impact on the special education students and the YSU Special Education program over our history. The following are core program faculty who retired as special education program faculty. They are recognized and honored for their service to the counseling program and community.
Dr. Bernadette J. Del’Arco Angle (1982-2007), Faculty Emeritus
Ph.D., University of Akron, 1980
Dr. Marianne Dove (1994-2013), Professor/Faculty Emeritus
Ph.D., Kent State University, 1986
Dr. Jack D. Dunsing (1971-1992), Professor/Chairperson Emeritus
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 1959
Dr. M. Dean Hoops (1971-1996)
Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1969
Dr. Sally Lewis (2004-2014), Faculty Emeritus
Ph.D., Kent State University, 1999
Dr. Robert T. Nickelsburg (1974-1996)
Ed.D., University of Northern Colorado, 1970
Dr. Leonard L. Schaiper* (1987-2007), Faculty Emeritus
Ed.D., University of Tennessee, 1983
Dr. Charles L. Smith* (1968-1986), Professor Emeritus of Special Education
Ed.D., Case Western Reserve University, 1968
Dr. Nancy S. Sweeney (1991-2006), Faculty Emeritus
Ph.D., Kent State University, 1991
Dr. Sylvia J. Imler, Associate Professor: B.S., East Texas State University, 1975; M.S., Youngstown State University, 1986; M.T.S., Logos Graduate School, 1989; Ph.D., Oxford Graduate School, 1993.
Research Interest: Response to intervention, culturally responsive practices and management strategies, the affects of animals on learning, dispositions towards individuals with disabilities.
Email:sjimler AT ysu DOT edu
Office: BCOE 3302