Joan Silver, Ed.D.

Associate Professor, Director M.A. in Childhood/Adolescence
Long Island Campus - O'Connor Hall, E311

B.S. in Elementary Education, Ohio University
M.S. in Special Education, Long Island University, C.W. Post
P.D. in Instructional Leadership, St. John's University
Ed.D. in Division of Administration and Instructional Leadership, St. John's University

Joan E. Silver has an associate professor in St. Joseph’s Department of Child Study since 1994. She also serves as the director of the M.A. in Childhood or Adolescence Special Education with an annotation in Severe or Multiple Disabilities program and teaches a number of undergraduate and graduate level courses. Ms. Silver sits on several College committees, including the Agenda Committee, Academic Development Committee and the Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow Committee, among others. 

Before coming to SJC, Dr. Silver was an adjunct professor in the psychology department at Nassau Community College. From 1972 to 1992, she taught in several elementary and high schools as both a general education and special education teacher.

Throughout her career, she has given a number of presentations on topics relating to special education and special needs students. She presented “Most Wanted: Collaborative Educators to Meet the Special Needs of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Exceptional Learners” to the International Association of Special Education in Alicante, Spain. She also received a faculty grant in 2001 to present at the Council for Exceptional Children and another in 2009 to attend the International Special Education Conference.

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