Melissa Fanshawe

Melissa Fanshawe is a lecturer in the School of Education at University of Southern Queensland. She has twenty years’ experience within Queensland schools as a teacher, advisory teacher, Deputy and Principal. Melissa is a trained teacher for students with vision impairment, gaining her Masters at RIDBC. She is currently completing her PhD in the field […]

Jeffrey Guenzel

Jeffrey Guenzel is the Chief Executive Officer of the Interdisciplinary Council on Development and Learning (ICDL). Before joining ICDL, Jeffrey Guenzel held key leadership positions in government and the private sector. Jeffrey Guenzel has served as the executive director of two very successful not-for-profits and served as the Director of the Division of Child Behavioural […]

Dr Paula Pittman

Dr. Paula Pittman has been the director of SKI-HI Outreach at the SKI-HI Institute at Utah State University for 14 years and the director of the Deaf Mentor Outreach Project for 21 years. She has been a National Trainer for the SKI-HI and Deaf Mentor Outreach Projects for over 20 years. She was a creator […]

Dr Karen Wolffe

Karen Wolffe manages a private practice as a career counselor and consultant in Austin, Texas. Dr. Wolffe worked with the American Foundation for the Blind as Director of Professional Development and CareerConnect from 2000 to 2010. Prior to that, she was a faculty member in the Department of Special Education at the University of Texas […]

Cary Supalo

I am the president and founder of Independence Science: a small assistive technology and accessibility consulting firm based out of the Purdue Research Park in West Lafayette, Indiana. My mission is to alter the societal paradigm of STEM education for students with disabilities by promoting hands-on science learning for all learners. We currently collaborate with […]

Phillip M. Gilley, Ph.D.

Dr Gilley brings over 15 years of professional research experience in the speech, language, and hearing sciences. Dr Gilley received a BS in Deaf Education from the University of Texas at Austin in 1999, a MS in Audiology from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2002, and a PhD in Behavioral and Brain Sciences […]

Professor Kay Ferrell

Kay Alicyn Ferrell, Ph.D., is Professor Emerita at the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences, University of Northern Colorado (UNC), currently appointed as Research Professor to direct a study investigating independent mealtime skills for infants with visual impairment and their families. Dr. Ferrell has taught individuals of all ages with visual and multiple disabilities and […]

Charlie Roberts

Charlie was a secondary Mathematics and Physical Education teacher for eleven years, then Vision Support teacher for the past fourteen years. Charlie was a teacher at the Royal Victorian Institute of the Blind (RVIB) school which became a Vision Australia school, and was a graduate of the Renwick Masters in Special Education (Vision Impairment) degree.  […]

Rebecca Bull

Rebecca Bull joined the RIDBC Renwick Centre as a part-time Conjoint Lecturer in Audiology in 2010. She is also employed as a clinical audiologist in private practice. Prior to this, Rebecca worked as an Educational Audiologist at the RIDBC Garfield Barwick Centre, and provided diagnostic, assessment and management services to infants and children at the […]

Dr Sharon Sandridge

Sharon A. Sandridge, PhD, is currently Director of Clinical Services in Audiology and Co-Director of the Tinnitus Management Clinic and Audiology Research Lab at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Sandridge received her BA and MA from the University of Akron and her PhD from the University of Florida. Her primary clinical and research interests are in the […]