University of San Diego
“Mentoring is a responsibility, a solid way to build community, and a means to continue learning. It is a way to show gratitude to those who have supported my journey and a way to practice and model interdependence.”
We are proud to induct Suzanne Stolz into the Susan Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame.
Suzanne Stolz, Ed.D. serves as an Assistant Professor at the University of San Diego. A former high school English teacher, administrator, and leader of disability programs, she has expertise in online instruction, curriculum design, mentoring, school culture, Universal Design for Learning, and disability studies.
She has presented her research related to conceptions of disability and disability pedagogy, often including reflection about her experience as a disabled student, at national and international conferences. She has created disability curriculum for high school students, for out-of-school time programs, and for disability mentoring. She advises a student organization, Alliance of Disability Advocates, and also serves on the board of the Society for Disability Studies.
Suzanne is especially passionate about working with preservice and inservice teachers to rethink their conceptions of disability and create inclusive school communities. Annually, she leads a fellowship program for general education teachers who want to become leaders of inclusion at their school sites.