» Dr. Susan L. Gabel
Professor, Director, Doctoral Program in Education

College of Educational Studies
Dr. Susan L. Gabel
Office Location:
Beckman Hall 224
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Education
Oral Roberts University, Bachelor of Arts
Wayne State University, Master of Arts in Reading
Michigan State University, Ph.D.
Biography
Susan L. Gabel is the Director of the PhD in Education program. She is known internationally for her work in Disability Studies in Education and inclusive education. Susan’s areas of research include: global issues in disability studies, intellectual and developmental disability, and inclusive education. She is the co-editor of a book series with Peter Lang Publishers. Her articles have appeared in numerous peer reviewed journals and she has edited several books. In May-June 2013 Susan completed a Fulbright Specialist assignment in New Zealand where she worked nationally on inclusive education. Her new book, Disability and Teaching, will be available fall 2013. 

Publications:

 

Gabel, S. L., & Connor, D. J. (2013). Disability and teaching.  New York: Taylor & Francis.

Connor, D. J., & Gabel, S. L. (2013). “Cripping” the curriculum through academic activism: Working toward increasing global exchanges to reframe (dis)ability and education. Equity, Excellence, and Education, 26, 1, 100-118.

Gabel, S. L., Cohen, C. J., Kotel, K., & Pearson, H. (2012). Intellectual disability and space: Critical narratives of exclusion. Intellectual and Developmental Disability, 51, 1, 74-80.

Miskovic, M., & Gabel, S. L. (2013). When numbers don’t add up and words can’t explain: Challenges in defining disability in higher education. International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches, 6, 3, 233-244.

Gabel, S. L.,  Cohen, C. J., Kotel, K., & Pearson, H. (2012). Intellectual disability and space: Critical narratives of exclusion. Intellectual and Developmental Disability, 41, 1, 74-80.

Van Hove, G., Gabel, S. L., Roets, G., Loots, G., Van Loon, J., & Devlieger, P. (2012). Resistance and resilience in a life full of professionals and labels: Narrative snapshots of Chris.  Intellectual and Developmental Disability, 50, 5, 426-435.

Curcic, S., Gabel, S., Zeitlin, V. Cribaro, S., & Glarner, C. (2011). Policy and
challenges of building schools as inclusive communities. International Journal of Inclusive Education, 15(1), 117-133.

Gabel, S. L. (2010).  A disability studies framework for policy activism in postsecondary education.  Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 23(1), 63-71. 

Valle, J. W., & Gabel, S. L. (2010). The sirens of normative mythology: Mother narratives of engagement and resistance. In C. Dudley-Marling, pp. 187-204, Critique of the normal curve. (New York: Peter Lang.)

Gabel, S. L., Curcic, S., Powell, J., Khader, K., Albee, L. (2009).  Migration and ethnic disproportionality in special education:  An exploratory study.  Disability and Society, 24(5), 625-640.

Connor, D. J., Gabel, S. L., Gallagher, D. J., Morton, M. (2009).  Disability studies and inclusive education: Implications for theory, research, and practice.  International Journal of Inclusive Education, 12(5), 441-457.

Gabel, S. L., and Connor, D. (2009).  Theorizing disability:  Implications and applications for social justice in education.  In W. Ayers, T. Quinn, & D. Stovall (Eds), The handbook of social justice in education.  Mahwah:  Lawrence Erlbaum.

Gabel, S. L., & Danforth, S. (2008). Disability and the politics of education: An international reader. New York: Peter Lang.

Gabel, S. L. (2007).  Applying disability theory in education:  NIDRRs “new paradigm of disability” as a cautionary tale.  In S. Danforth & S. L. Gabel (Eds.) Vital questions for disability studies in education (pp. 179-200).  New York:  Peter Lang.

Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications
Gabel, S. L., Cohen, C. J., Kotel, K., & Pearson, H. (2013). Intellectual disability and space: Critical narratives of exclusion. Intellectual and Developmental Disability, 51, 1, 74-80.
Connor, D. J., & Gabel, S. L. (2013). “Cripping” the curriculum through academic activism: Working toward increasing global exchanges to reframe (dis)ability and education. Equity, Excellence, and Education, 26, 1, 100-118.
Miskovic, M., & Gabel, S. L. (2012). When numbers don’t add up and words can’t explain: Challenges in defining disability in higher education. International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches, 6, 3, 233-244.