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The faculty and staff in the SDPPS department bring a wide range of background experience and knowledge to the field of special eduation.

Mary Lynn Boscardin
Department Chair
Special Education Leadership and Administration
Department of Student Development
Phone: (413) 545-2231
Room 175, Hills House South

Mary Lynn Boscardin, Department Chair & Professor; B.S., Illinois, 1975; M.S., Wisconsin, 1976; Ph.D., Illinois, 1984.

Professional Interests: Data Use and Evidence-Based Practices in Special Education Administration; Special Education Finance; Special Education Organization and Management; Inclusion of Students with Disabilities; Service Delivery Models for Students with Disabilities.


John C. Carey, Professor
Concentration Coordinator
Hills House (South), Rm 359
Phone: 413-545-3610

John C. Carey, Professor, & Concentration Coordinator, B.A., King's College, 1974, M.S., Wisconsin, 1977, Ph.D., 1979, Ph.D., Wyoming, 1984.

Professional Interests: Counselor Education; Physiological Psychology; Cognitive Development and Social Competence.

Michael Krezmien
Assistant Professor: Special Education
Department of Student Development
Phone: 413-545-1527
Room 173, Hills House South

Michael Krezmien, Assistant Professor; B.A., University of Chicago, 1995, M.A., The University of Texas at Austin, 2001, Ph.D., University of Maryland, 2007.

Professional Interests: reading and behavioral interventions, juvenile delinquency, interventions for adolescents, emotional and behavioral disorders and large-scale dataset analysis.

Jason Travers
Assistant Professor: Special Education
Department of Student Development
(413) 545-0991
171 Hills South


Patricia A. Leins
Visiting Assistant Professor
Special Education
Department of Student Development
171 Hills South

Patricia A. Leins, B.S., Skidmore College, George Mason University, M.Ed., University of Virginia, George Mason University, Ed.D. George Mason University


Stanley E. Scarpati
Professor Emeritus: Special Education
Department of Student Development

Stanley E. Scarpati, Professor Emeritus, B.S., C.W. Post, 1968; M.A., Northern Colorado, 1978; Ed.D., 1980.

Professional Interests: Special Education Instructional Design; Applied Behavior Analysis; Assessment of Special Needs Children and Youth.