The DNEA welcomed new Interim Director, Sarah B. Mallory, Ph.D., to the team in August 2019. Sarah is an Assistant Professor of Special Education at the University of Delaware where she holds a joint appointment with the Center for Disabilities Studies. Before joining the DNEA, Sarah was an Assistant Clinical Professor of Special Education and the Director of Special Education Teacher Preparation Programs at the University of Maryland.
She received her Ph.D. from Teachers College, Columbia University, where she was an instructor in the Intellectual Disability/Autism Teacher Preparation program and an advanced doctoral fellow at the Center for Opportunities and Outcomes for People with Disabilities. Before entering academia, Sarah was a special education teacher with experience working with youth with ASD and their families in school and home-based settings. Sarah has worked for numerous years developing trainings and educating professionals to support people with autism across multiple clinical, hospital, school, and community-based settings. We are excited to have her on the team and know her expertise and leadership will help to continue to increase DNEA’s capacity to support professionals, families, and individuals with autism in Delaware.