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Dr. Gustafson is currently an associate professor in the Elementary Education Department within the School of Teacher Education and Leadership. In addition to teaching a variety of methods courses, she also serves as the cohort leader for pre-service students in Roanoke, VA.
Her journey to her current position actually began here at Radford College where she received her BS degree in Upper Elementary Education in August, 1978. After working for 23 as an elementary teacher and then six years as an Assistive Technology Coordinator, she completed her EDD in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on Special Education and Technology in 2007 from Virginia Tech. This allowed her to fulfill a dream of coming back to Radford, now Radford University, to work with pre-service students.
Her current research interests are focused in the areas of Universal Design for Learning, the integration of educational and adaptive technologies, and pre-service educators’ dispositions.
She has never wanted to be anything other than a teacher. And, after 35 years in the education profession, teaching is still her passion.