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Stephanie J. Gardner, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Education
Phone: 570-372-4685
Office Location: Seibert - 105
Office Hours: 9:35 a.m. – 11:05 a.m., MW

Academic Credentials:
PH.D., Pennsylvania State University
MED, Bloomsburg University
BS, Pennsylvania State University

Gardner joined the Susquehanna family in the fall of 2013. Prior to teaching at Susquehanna, she received her B.S. in special education from Penn State. Following graduation, she taught in upstate New York for a year as an elementary learning support teacher and then for four years in Bloomsburg, Pa., as a middle school life skills teacher. While teaching, she obtained her M. Ed. in elementary education from Bloomsburg University. She then enrolled in the special education doctoral program at Penn State full time, obtaining her Ph.D. in the fall of 2014.

Gardner currently teaches courses in the early childhood education program as well as the secondary education program. Her courses include: Cognition & Classroom Learning, Introduction to Special Education and Instruction of Exceptional Children. She also serves as faculty adviser for the student organization Study Buddy.

Gardner's research interests include video modeling and prompting interventions for students with autism and intellectual disabilities, socio-sexuality education for students with autism, and pre-service teacher preparation. Her recent scholarship includes:

Gardner, S.J. & Wolfe, P. S. (in press). Teaching students with developmental disabilities daily living skills using video prompting with error correction. Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities.

Gardner, S. J. (2013). Book Review: Positive behavior supports in classrooms and schools: Effective and practical strategies for teachers and other service providers. Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 38 (3), 206-207.

Gardner, S.J. & Wolfe, P. S. (2013). Use of video modeling and video prompting interventions for teaching daily living skills to individuals with autism spectrum disorders: A review. Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 38 (2), 73-87.


  • EDUC-240 Cognition & Classroom Learning
  • EDUC-260 Introduction to Special Education
  • EDUC-270 Exceptional Children
  • EDUC-601 Independent Study

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