Marisa Kofke
Areas of Expertise

disability studies in education, social justice education, teacher education, accessible pedagogy, experiences of transition-age students receiving special education services, disability activism, disability advocacy.

Ph.D., University of Delaware

Marisa Kofke

Assistant Professor of Education

Recent courses taught:

  • EDUC 202 Introduction to Special Education
  • EDUC 375 Including Students with Disabilities
  • EDUC 376 Behavior Supports for Students with Disabilities
  • FLP-103 Where does education happen?

Selected Publications:

Kofke, M. (2020). ” Society likes to put people into socially constructed boxes”: Exploration of the liminal space through undergraduate students’ reflections on disability. Disability Studies Quarterly, 40(2).

Eisenman, L.T., Kofke, M., Subih, M. (2020). New social relationships: Social skills, supports, and networks in adolescent transition education. In K.A. Shogren & M. Wehmeyer (Eds.), Handbook of Adolescent Transition Education for Youth with Disabilities. United States: Taylor & Francis.

Eisenman, L. T., Freedman, B., & Kofke, M. (2017). Focus on friendship: Relationships, inclusion, and social well-being. In K.A. Shogreh, M. Wehmeyer & N.N. Singh, Handbook of positive psychology in intellectual and developmental disabilities (pp. 127-144). Springer, Cham.

Eisenman, L., & Kofke, M. (2016). Questions, Questions: Using Problem-Based Learning to Infuse Disability Studies into an Introductory Secondary Special Education Course. Review of Disability Studies. 12(4).

College Service and Professional Affiliations:

  • American Educational Research Association – Disability Studies in Education Special Interest Group
  • Society for Disability Studies
  • Education Club Collaborative Faculty Advisor