California Deafblind Services

Dr. Kathleen Mortier

Project Director

Phone: 415-338-7847

Dr. Kathleen Mortier is an associate professor in the Extensive Support Needs (moderate/severe disabilities) Program at SFSU and also serves as Coordinator of that program. Prior to joining the faculty at SFSU, she was involved in systems change and inclusive education in Central America and in Belgium. Her primary teaching responsibilities at SFSU include courses in instruction of students with extensive support needs, research methods, and inclusive education. Her research interests focus on inclusive education, communities of practice, family-school partnerships for Latinx families with children with disabilities, and literacy instruction for students with extensive support needs. She earned her Master’s degree in special education from SFSU and her Ph.D. in pedagogical science from Ghent University in Belgium.