NLCSD Leadership Team
Kathleen Mary Huebner, B. Mus, MEd, PhD, COMS
Currently Kathleen Mary Huebner is Professor, College of Education and Rehabilitation, Salus University in Elkins Park, PA., and Director of the National Consortium for Leadership in Sensory Disabilities based at Salus University. Dr. Huebner has been in the field of blindness and visual impairment since 1967. She has taught individuals with blindness and visual impairments, including those with multiple impairments in rehabilitation agencies, special schools for children with visual impairments, and as an itinerant service provider for a variety of school districts. Her areas of specialization are Orientation and Mobility, Daily Living Skills, and Social Skills. She taught and directed TVI personnel preparation programs at SUNY Geneseo and Salus University. Immediately prior to going to Salus University in 1993, Dr. Huebner was employed by the American Foundation for the Blind in New York City. There she began as the National Consultant in Education, and eventually became the Director of National Program Associates and the Director of the Migel Library at AFB. During and since her tenure with AFB she has consulted in nearly every state with special schools, state departments of education, private agencies, parent groups, institutions of higher education, and has testified in many due process hearings and court cases regarding appropriate services and placement issues of students with visual impairments. While at Salus University she has served as Associate Professor, Chairperson, Full Professor and Associate Dean. She directed the National Center for Leadership in Visual Impairments and presently serves as Full Professor and Director of the National Consortium for Leadership in Sensory Disabilities. Her research interests are varied but center on personnel preparation, provision of quality services for all children with visual impairments, social skills, daily living skills, orientation and mobility and higher education. Dr. Huebner is the recipient of the Mary K. Bauman, Warren C. Bledsoe, and Ambrose Shotwell awards from AER, the Josephine L. Taylor Award from CEC-DVI, and the distinguished alumni awards from Seton Hill University and the College of Education-University of Pittsburgh. She has also been awarded Professor of the Year Award on several occasions from Salus University.