Katie Meyer

Katie Meyer – kmmeyer@bu.edu

Kathryn Meyer is a fourth year doctoral student in educational studies with a concentration in special education at Boston University’s Wheelock College of Education and Human Development. Kathryn’s teaching and research focuses on supporting disabled teachers and students across K-12 and higher education by centering lived experience and critical pedagogy. A former general and special educator in Louisiana and Massachusetts, Kathryn continues to work in elementary classrooms with teachers and students to enact curriculum and pedagogy that privileges the strengths, assets, contributions, and histories of people with disabilities and their communities.



Siuty, M. & Meyer, K.M. (in review). Cripistemologies of teacher education: Centering disabled ways of knowing in learning to teach. Journal of Teacher Education.

Bettini, E., Scott, L.A., Meyer, K.M., Mathews, H.M., & Shaheen, T. (in press). Challenges facing the special education teacher workforce: Composition, distribution, and effectiveness. In J. Kauffman, D. Hallahan, & P. Pullen (Eds), Handbook of Special Education (3rd edition).

Bettini, E., Mathews, H.M., Shaheen, T., Meyer, K., & Scott, L.A. (in press). Factors shaping the special education teacher workforce. In J. Kauffman, D. Hallahan, & P. Pullen (Eds), Handbook of Special Education (3rd edition) (PDF) Factors Shaping the Special Education Teacher Workforce.

Bettini, E., Meyer, K.M., & Stark, K. (in press). Gendered narratives of special education teaching as care work: Implications for improving inequitable working conditions. In E.D. McCray, E. Bettini, M. Brownell, J. McLeskey, & P.T. Sindelar (Eds). Handbook of Research on Special Education Teacher Preparation. Routledge.

Stark, K., Meyer, K.M., & Bettini, E. (2023, May 2023). Teacher stress is not inevitable. Education Week. https://www.edweek.org/teaching-learning/opinion-teacher-stress-is-not-inevitable/2023/05

Meyer, K.M. (2023, April 11). Building a community of disabled workers changed my relationship with my union. Jacobin. https://jacobin.com/2023/04/disabled-workers-union-organizing-grad-students-university-solidarity

Bettini, E., Morris-Mathews, H., Lillis, J., Meyer, K.M., Shaheen, T., Kaler, L., & Brunsting, N.C. (2021). Special educators’ roles in inclusive schools. Invited chapter for J. McLeskey, F. Spooner, B. Algozzine, & N.L. Waldron (Eds.), Handbook of Effective, Inclusive Elementary Schools: Research and Practice.