The Authors: Beth A. Ferri is Associate Professor in Teaching and Leadership, Cultural Foundations of Education, and Disability
Studies at Syracuse University, where she also coordinates the Masters program in Secondary Inclusive Education and the Doctoral
program in Special Education, as well as serves on the Advisory Board of the Women’s Studies program. She received her Ph.D.
in Special Education and graduate certificate in Women’s Studies at the University of Georgia. For her interdisciplinary scholarship
in feminist disability studies and critical disability inquiry, she was recently recognized as an Outstanding Young Scholar
in Disability Studies in Education.
David J. Connor is Assistant Professor in the Department of Special Education at
Hunter College, City University of New York. He received his Ed.D. from Teachers College, Columbia University. His dissertation
research focusing on the intersections of disability, race, and class was awarded the Teachers College President’s Grant for
Student Research in Diversity. In addition, he was the recipient of the 2005 Outstanding Young Scholar in Disability Studies