Class of 2022

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Libbie Rifkin

Georgetown University

We are proud to induct Libbie Rifkin into the Susan Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame.

Libbie Rifkin is Teaching Professor at Georgetown University and was the founding Director of the Program in Disability Studies from 2017-2020. Under her directorship, Disability Studies received the first annual Provost’s Innovation in Teaching award for an academic program. Rifkin was awarded the Dean’s Excellence in Teaching Award in 2021.

Rifkin serves as the Special Advisor to the Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Disability. She mentors disabled students across campus and was instrumental in supporting their successful campaign to launch Georgetown’s Disability Cultural Initiative. She is on the faculty of the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities program, where she mentors early career professionals and members of disabled families.