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Lynne M. Bejoian

Professional Background

Educational Background

B.A., Smith College; M.S.Ed., University of Southern California;  Ph.D., University of Southern California

Scholarly Interests

Disability Studies in Education,

Cultural representations of disability,

Graduate students with disabilities,

Inclusion, women and disability, spirituality and disability


Selected Publications

Connor, D. & Bejoian, L. M. (Under review). Crippling school curriculum: 20 ways to re-teach disability. Review of Disability Studies.


Connor, D. & Bejoian, L. M. (2006). Pigs, pirates, and pills: Using film to feach the social context of disability. Teaching Exceptional Children, 39, (2) pp. 52-60.


Bejoian, L.M. (2006). Nondualistic paradigms in disability studies & Buddhism:
Creating bridges for theoretical practice. Disability Studies Quarterly, 26, (3)


Oyler, C., Hamre, B., & Bejoian, L. M. (Eds.). (2006). Narrating disability: Pedagogical imperatives. [Special issue]  Equity & Excellence in Education, 39 (2).


Bejoian, L.M., & Reid, D. K. (2005). A disability studies perspective on the Bush Education Agenda: The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. Equity & Excellence in Education, 38 (3) pp. 220-231.


Bejoian, L. M. (1995). Humanism, health, hope, and help. Challenge 2000: Shared Visions, University of Notre Dame.


Bejoian, L. M., & Ellis, S. (1983). The last barrier: Disability acceptance in the Greek system. Alpha Theta Tau National Newsletter. October.


office location

Office: 306D Main Hall                                                                                                    

Phone: 212-678-8171

current projects

Baldwin Scholars in Learning dis/Abilities

custom course list

C&T 4000 dis/Ability in Context

C&T 4045 Disability Representation in Film: Using Film in Teaching and Learning

C&T 4000: Disability in contexts

For students preparing to be both general and special-education teachers. Exploration of the historical, legal, cultural, and social/emotional experiences and representations of the characteristics of people across the full range of disabilities. The course focuses on life contexts, including education, family (caregiver), employment, and independent living as well as lifespan transitions. It draws on a wide range of interdisciplinary scholarship and ways of knowing.