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Judy Kugelmass

Bartle Associate Professor, Graduate School of Education
Coordinator,Childhood Education Program

Office: AB 230
Phone: 607-777-2727
Fax: 607-777-3587
E-mail: judyk@binghamton.edu or jkugelmass@aol.com

Educational Background

  • PhD, Special Education and Educational Administration, Syracuse University
  • MA, Counseling, University of Oregon
  • BA, English, College of the City of New York

Teaching Profession
Courses regularly taught

  • ELED 502/SPED 502. Child Growth and Development
  • SPED 501. Introduction to Special Education
  • SPED 522. Collaboration with Families and Staff
  • SPED 541. Instructional Approaches for Inclusive Elementary Classrooms
  • EDUC 622. Seminar on Qualitative Research

Current Research Interests

  • Comparative and cross-cultural education
  • Inclusive schools
  • Leadership
  • Teacher development
  • Disability studies

Selected Publications


  • Kugelmass, J. W. (2004). The Inclusive School: Sustaining Equity and Standards . New York: Teachers College
  • Rainforth, B. & Kugelmass, J. W. (eds.) (2003). Curriculum and Instruction for All Learners: Blending Systematic and Constructivist Approaches in Inclusive Elementary Schools. Baltimore, MD: Paul Brookes Publishing.
  • Kugelmass, J. W. & Ritchie, D. (eds.) (2003). Advocating for Children and Families in an Emerging Democracy: The Post Soviet Experience in Lithuania. Greenwich, CN: Information Age Publishing.
  • Kugelmass, J. W. (1986). Behavior, Bias & Handicaps: Labeling the Emotionally Disturbed Child. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Press.

Book Chapters and Refereed Articles

  • Kugelmass, J.W. (2006). Constructivist views of learning: Implications for inclusive education. In Florian, L. (ed.) Handbook of Special Education . Sage.
  • Kugelmass, J.W. (2006). Sustaining cultures of inclusion: The limits of cultural analysesThe European Journal of Psychology of Education. Vol 21.
  • Kugelmass, J.W. & Ainscow, M. (2004). Leadership for inclusion: A comparison of international practices . Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs.   Vol. 4.
  • Kugelmass, J. W. (2001). Inclusive education and the promotion of democratic reform in Eastern Europe. April/May. Teaching Exceptional Children. Vol. 33.
  • Kugelmass, J. W. (2000). Subjective experience and the preparation of activist teachers: Confronting the mean old snapping turtle and the great big bear. Teaching and Education. Vol 16.
  • Kugelmass, J. W. & Ross-Bernstein, J. (2000). Explicit and implicit dimensions of adult-child interactions in a quality childcare center. Journal of Early Childhood Education. Vol. 28.

Selected Grants and Awards

  • Fulbright Fellowships: India, 2007; Portugal, 1994; Indonesia & Singapore, 1988
  • Kresge Foundation Early Childhood Program Development & Research Grant. 2004 – 2007.
  • Gilton/Novak Research Award. Cornell University, 2002-2003.
  • International Research Associate, NCSL. University of Manchester, U.K. 2002.
  • Cornell Early Childhood Program Research Grant, 1995 - 1996.
  • Appalachian Regional Commission. Foxfire Program Operations Grant. 1992 - 1993.
  • World Rehabilitation Fund, IEEIR Research Grant, Indonesia. 1989.

Last Updated: 3/20/14