Faculty Directory

Susan M. Bruce

Professor Emerita


TCS Teaching, Curriculum, and Society


Susan Bruce's prolific career has focused on how students with multiple disabilities-particularly those who are congenitally deafblind develop communication and language. Her action, descriptive, and intervention research has spanned assessment, communication intervention, literacy, rare syndromes, action research, and teacher preparation.

As a professor of the TCS Department, Bruce contributes to the Lynch School through her expertise in assessing and teaching learners with disabilities, teacher education, international education, and research. Her recent research has included a longitudinal case on the literacy development of a young man who is deafblind, a descriptive study on the use of tactile tangible symbols by learners who are blind or deafblind, and collaborative research on strategies to support shared reading in the home and school settings.

  • Serving on the Scientific Committee and presenting at the International Young Researchers Conference in Deafblindness, Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • Co-researcher with Marleen Janssen, University of Groningen, on instruction of communication, language, and literacy with children who are deafblind in US and Netherlands.
  • Program Coordinator of the Masters Degree Program, Global Perspectives: Teaching, Curriculum, and Learning Environments.