Suzanne Kemp, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Practice, Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders

Suzanne Kemp teaches courses, both onsite and online, in behavior management and instructional methodology. She also supervises field experiences and student teaching for special education majors. Kemp’s experience includes 13 years working with students with behavioral disorders and learning disabilities, both as a teacher and administrator. She has served on numerous state and national committees whose mission is to provide better education to students with disabilities and is the president of Councils for Exceptional Children.

Kemp was the principal investigator of Project TEAMS (Transition, Education, Attendance and Motivation to Succeed), a grant focused on reducing dropout rates among students re-entering high school after a prolonged absence due to suspension, placement in a residential facility or incarceration. Kemp is also the author of several journal articles and co-author of books on behavior management. Due to her expertise in school management, alternative teaching methods and innovative administrative leadership, she is a nationally recognized consultant to school districts, agencies and organizations.