Department of Special Education Faculty and Staff


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Cindy Poe

Office: SPH 127
Phone: (717) - 477- 1591

Faculty Secretary

About Cindy:

Cindy Poe is the Department Secretary at Shippensburg University for the Department of Educational Leadership and Special Education, The Wood Honors College Secretary and Secretary of the Shippensburg University School Study Council. Cindy graduated from the Central Pennsylvania Business School with an Associate’s Degree in Office Administration in 1996 and excelled in the field before beginning her career at Shippensburg University in 2009. Cindy is an asset to the department, mentors the department’s student workers and Graduate Assistants, and supports the department’s professors. Cindy is a loving cat mom of two and a dedicated Shippensburg community member.

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Dr. Thomas Gibbon

Office: Shippen 125
Phone: (717) 477-1498

Department Chair & Associate Professor

About Dr. Gibbon:

Thomas C. Gibbon is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Educational Leadership and Special Education at Shippensburg University. He earned an EdD in Developmental Education from Grambling State University, Louisiana, and a Masters in Special Education with Special Education Teaching Certificates from McDaniel College, Maryland. He has published or presented about the following: transition to adulthood and higher education for students with disabilities; sexual harassment and safety of SWD; sexual education for SWD; multicultural competence for pre-service teachers; teaching children with chronic illness; inclusion; family advocacy for transition services; self-regulated learning; interventions for college students on academic probation; summer bridge programs; others.

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Dr. David Bateman

Office: Wright Hall 305
Phone: (717) 477 - 1460

Professor

About Dr. Bateman:

David F. Bateman, Ph.D., is a professor at Shippensburg University in the Department of Educational Leadership and Special Education where he teaches courses on special education law, assessment, and facilitating inclusion. He is a former due process hearing officer for Pennsylvania for over 580 hearings. He uses his knowledge of litigation relating to special education to assist school districts in providing appropriate supports for students with disabilities. His latest area of research has been on the role of principals in special education. He has been a classroom teacher of students with learning disabilities, behavior disorders, intellectual disability, and hearing impairments, and a building administrator for summer programs. Dr. Bateman earned a Ph.D. in special education from the University of Kansas. He has recently co-authored the following books: A Principal’s Guide to Special Education, A Teacher’s Guide to Special Education, Charting the Course: Special Education in Charter Schools, and the forthcoming Current Trends and Legal Issues in Special Education.

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Dr. Christopher Schwilk

Office: Wright Hall
Phone: (717) 477 - 1780

Associate Professor