“I didn’t want to fight with a professor”: how college students discuss accommodations and how we can move towards more equitable approaches to access

Author: freedmanj

Dr. Justin Freedman is an Assistant Professor of Special Education in the Department of Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education at Rowan University. He earned his Ph.D. in Special Education with a focus in Disability Studies at Syracuse University. His research focuses on supporting the transition of students with disabilities in post-secondary education, and the use of Universal Design to remove educational barriers for secondary and post-secondary students. Dr. Freedman is currently working in collaboration with Dr. Casey Woodfield on a project funded by Rowan University that uses clinical simulation to understand how students with disabilities as they advocate for accommodations. He has conducted several presentations about methods of developing inclusive and accessible environments in post-secondary education. His research has been published in refereed journals including the International Journal of Inclusive Education, Disability & Society, and Teachers College Record.