Joan McGuire, Ph.D.


Professor Emerita, Department of Educational Psychology, Neag School of Education

Senior Research Scholar, Center on Postsecondary Education and Disability

Dr. McGuire is Professor Emerita of Special Education, and Senior Research Scholar at the Center on Postsecondary Education and Disability at the University of Connecticut. She is the recipient of the University’s American Association of University Professors (AAUP) Excellence Award for Teaching Mentorship and the Inaugural Communication Award from the Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) for commitment to scholarship in the development of the profession of postsecondary disability services. Dr. McGuire is the author of more than 80 published refereed journal articles as well as two books and eight book chapters. She was the Co-Editor of the Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability and serves on the editorial boards of two peer reviewed journals. She authored and co-authored proposals resulting in more than $4.8 million in federal and state grants including $3 million for demonstration projects focusing on Universal Design for Instruction (UDI). Dr. McGuire serves as a consultant to Educational Testing Service and the National Science Foundation. She has presented on inclusive instructional strategies for college teaching at international conferences and conducts independent program evaluations of disability services and grant funded projects.

Joan McGuire’s CV