Disabilities Research Area:

Used to refer to individual functioning, including physical impairment, sensory impairment, cognitive impairment, intellectual impairment mental illness, and various types of chronic disease

Published Faculty:

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Michael W. Bahr, Ph.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Dr. Bahr earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Philosophy from Cardinal Glennon College and a Master of Education Degree in Counseling from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. He is a graduate of Indiana University's APA-accredited School Psychology Program, where he obtained the Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Educational Psychology with Specialization in School Psychology. His research interests are in the areas of prevention science and cultural competence.
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Susan Kashubeck-West, Ph.D., Ph.D.
Professor

Susan Kashubeck-West, Ph.D., received bachelor’s degrees in psychology and women’s studies from the University of Michigan, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in counseling psychology from The Ohio State University. Prior to joining the UMSL faculty in 2001, she taught psychology at Drake University (89-93) and Texas Tech University (93-01). She is a licensed psychologist (since 1993) and her theoretical orientation integrates humanistic, cognitive-behavioral, and multicultural feminist therapies. Susan’s research interests fall under the umbrella of multicultural issues, broadly defined. Current projects are: 1) microaggression experiences of sexual minority individuals 2) body image and eating disorders, esp...
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Charis Price, Ph.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Charis is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst - Doctoral (BCBA-D) and received her Ph.D in Special Education with an emphasis in Early Childhood from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2015. She is a research affiliate with the University of Missouri Center for School-wide Positive Behavior Support.
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April Regester, Ph.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor

April Regester received her Ph.D. In Special Education, Disabilities & Risk Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2009. She also holds a M.A. In Special Education, and a Preliminary Education Specialist Credential for students with moderate to severe disabilities.
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Ruth Schumacher-Martinez, Ph.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Dr. Schumacher-Martinez earned a B.A. in English Literature with a concentration in Women's Studies from Drake University.  She has an M.Ed in Educational Psychology and a Ph.D. in School Psychology from Loyola University Chicago, an APA-accredited and NASP approved program.