Sue Kemp

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Sue Kemp

Professor of Practice

Ph.D., Special Education, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2003
M.A., Special Education Affective Needs and Educational Administration, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, 1991
B.A., Special Education and Psychology, University of Northern Colorado, 1987

Dr. Suzanne Kemp is a professor of practice in the Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders where she teaches courses in collaboration and behavior management. In addition, she supervises field experiences and student teaching for special education majors. Since 2015, Sue has been the primary facilitator and co-leader on a two-week study abroad experience to Monte Verde, Costa Rica, that focuses on a comparison of educational systems and cultural emersion.

Prior to joining the faculty at Nebraska, Sue spent 13 years working with students with behavioral disorders and learning disabilities, both as a teacher and administrator. She serves on numerous university, state and national committees that focus on improving the education of students with disabilities. In collaboration with a fellow faculty member, Sue has revised a self-reflection framework that is meant to improve her students' abilities to reflect on and improve their teaching and behavior management skills. She currently presents across the country on this topic to share this tool with other institutions of higher education and school administrators.

Professional Highlights

Honors and Recognition
2019, Distinguished Teaching Award, University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Education and Human Sciences2019, Faculty Leadership in Academia: From Inspiration to Reality (FLAIR) cohort2020, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2009, Parents' Recognition Award, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Parents Association2014, Susan Phillips Gorin Award, Council for Exceptional Children1999, Exemplary Service Award, Colorado Child and Adolescent Mental Health Coalition1992, Joe Todd Scholarship Award, Council for Exceptional Children
Experience
2020-present, Professor of Practice, University of Nebraska-Lincoln2009-20, Associate Professor of Practice, University of Nebraska-Lincoln2008-09, Assistant Professor of Practice, University of Nebraska-Lincoln2007-08, Senior Lecturer, University of Nebraska-Lincoln2005, Adjunct Professor, Nebraska Wesleyan University2003-06, Lecturer, University of Nebraska-Lincoln2002-13, Educational Consultant, Independent Contractor2001-06, Project Coordinator, PARA Project, Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders, University of Nebraska-Lincoln2000-01, Special Education Coordinator, Lincoln Public Schools, Lincoln, Nebraska1992-2000, Director of Education, Emily Griffith Center, Lakespur, Colorado1991-92, Department Chair, Emily Griffith Center, Lakespur, Colorado1988-92, Special Education Teacher, Emily Griffith Center, Lakespur, Colorado1988, Counselor, Emily Griffith Center, Lakespur, Colorado
Memberships
Association for Supervision and Curriculum DevelopmentCouncil for Children with Behavioral DisordersCouncil for Exceptional ChildrenTeacher Education Division, Council for Exceptional Children