About

I am a faculty member in Educational Leadership at Edgewood College.  My research addresses issues of power and disability.  Currently I am interested in neurodiversity and how educational systems construct normalcy. My co-authored book, Disability in Higher Education: A Social Justice Approach is available via Josey Bass. 

I earned my Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration and Student Affairs from Bowling Green State University.  While at Bowling Green State University, I received the Katzner Award for Graduate Research and successfully nominated Dr. Broido for the President’s Award in Collaborative Research.  I hold a master’s degree in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and an undergraduate degree in Psychology and Sociology from Carroll University.

Picture of Kirsten, a white woman with brown hair holding her three year old child who has red hair and is wearing a red jumper while the sun sets behind them.
photo credit: Codi Shandel Photography