Susan W. Parker, Ph.D.
Coordinator, Early Childhood/Special Ed. Programs (Education)
Associate Professor of Education (Education)
412-397-6245 phone (M)
412-397-6044 fax
Nicholson Center 417

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Special Education/Early Intervention, University of Pittsburgh, 2008
  • Master of Education, Special Education, Pennsylvania State University, 1992
  • Bachelor of Arts, Commmunication Studies, Pennsylvania State University, 1985
  • Certificate, Elementary Certification, Chatham University, 1988

Professional Background

  • Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA Assistant Professor of Special Education
  • Point Park University, Pittsburgh, PA, Visiting Professor of Special Education
  • Univeristy of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA Graduate Student Researcher & UCLID Fellow
  • Achieva, Pittsburgh, PA Developmental Therapist
  • Chester County Intermediate Unit, Exton, PA, Service Coordinator, Classroom Teacher, Home Visitor
  • Ken-Crest Services, Philadelphia, PA, Early Intervention Classroom Teacher
  • Allegheny County Intermediate Unit, Pittsburgh, PA Headstart Classroom Teacher & Home Visitor

Area of Expertise/Research

  • Perceptions of hope for families of young children with disabilities
  • Social issues related to young children with disabilities


  • 2012 - Recognizing Developmental Red Flags- Workshop for the Early Childhood Initiative in conjunction with the Laughlin Center, a NAEYC accredited preschool in Sewickley, PA.
  • 2011 - Linking PA Standards to Lesson Planning- Early Childhood Initiative
  • 2010 - Gracious Space Parker, S.W., Wolf, T., Brletic,C., Seiger, L., Tittinger, R., Fedon, K. at the PA-CEC conference in State College, PA
  • 2009 - Accommodating a split Student-Teaching Placement - Domanski, L., Parker, S.W., Gettemy, C. Cunningham, J., Shiner, R., Kushner, K., Byers, J. Slippery Rock University Student Teacher Supervision Conference.
  • 2008 - Identifying Developmental Red Flags - Project ECHO
  • 2001 - Strategies for Developing/Using Video in Personnel Preparation Tepe, J.H., Kaczmarek, L.A., Parker, S.W., Knoll, D. Presented at the Council for Exceptional Children?s Division of Early Childhood Annual Conference, Boston, MA.
  • 2001 - Home-School Communication Books: A discussion of Strategies Kaczmarek, L.A., Paker, S.W., Brown, M., Tepe, J.H. Presented at the state wide early intervention annual conference, Hershey, PA.
  • 2000 - Communication Notebooks: A Content Analysis Kaczmarek, L.A., Parker, S.W., Shair, E., Laughlin, J., Tepe, J.H., Brown, M. Presented at the Council for Exceptional Children?s Division of Early Childhood Annual Conference, Albuquerque, NM.

Schedule of Courses
Schedule Book for All Active and Available Future Terms, Susan

Fall 2016
  • ECED0310-A
  • -APPTMParker1 (08/29-12/17/16)12 Seats
  • ECED3100-A
  • 11:00-12:15 PM T RMParker1 (08/29-12/17/16)16 Seats
  • SPED0301-A
  • -APPTMParker1 (08/29-12/17/16)12 Seats
  • SPED3010-A
  • 03:30-04:45 PM T RMParker1 (08/29-12/17/16)12 Seats

    Spring 2017
  • ECED3060-A
  • 09:00-11:50 AMMMParker1 (01/09-04/29/17)17 Seats
  • SPED0301-A
  • -APPTMParker1 (01/09-04/29/17)16 Seats
  • SPED0302-A
  • -APPTMParker5 (03/06-04/29/17) Seats
  • SPED3010-A
  • 01:00-01:50 PMM W FMParker1 (01/09-04/29/17)15 Seats