Susan Etscheidt, PhD

Interim Department Head, Professor
Office Location: 

Schindler Education Center 101F
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0601


BA Elementary Education University of Northern Iowa
MAE Special Education University of Northern Iowa
Ed.S. Special Education University of Northern Iowa
Ph.D. Special Education University of Minnesota

Areas of Expertise 

Special education law and policy
Educational policy
Inclusive practices
Teacher preparation
Qualitative research
Content methodology

Research Interests 

Policy and legal analyses
Positive behavioral supports
Promoting reflectivity in teacher preparation

Selected Publications 

Etscheidt, S., & Curran, C. M. (in press). Peer-reviewed research and Individualized Education Programs (IEPs): An examination of intent and impact. Exceptionality.

Etscheidt, S. & Curran, C. M. (in press). Reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act [IDEA 2004]: The peer-reviewed research requirement. Journal of Disability Policy Studies.

Clopton, K. & Etscheidt, S. (2009). Response to intervention data and expedited evaluations: Guidelines for school psychologists. Psychology in the Schools, 46(5), 459-470.