Sue KempProfessor 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.