Rob Schulze

Rob Schulze
Rob Schulze
Chair, Assistant Professor
Education Department
802.635.1305
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McClelland, Room 110
Academic History: 
Ed.D., Special Education University of Massachusetts, Amherst
M.Ed., Special Education Westfield State University

About Rob Schulze


Rob Schulze is an assistant professor in the Education Department, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in special education.

Professor Schulze conducts research, writes, and presents nationally in the areas of teacher education and paraprofessional supervision, special education leadership, and models of disability and school inclusion.

In addition to his Ed.D. from the University of Massachusetts, where he held the Excelsior Fellowship and earned his doctorate in special education, he holds an M.Ed. in special education from Westfield State University. His public school experience includes serving as special education supervisor and assistant special education director for two years at Longmeadow Public Schools in Longmeadow, Mass., and was a special education teacher for five years in Massachusetts middle and high schools.

Professional Activities


  • Recent Publications and Presentations:

Schulze, R. & Boscardin, M.L. (2018). Leadership Perceptions of Principals with and without Special Education Backgrounds. Journal of School Leadership, 28(1), 4-30.

Schulze, R. (2018). Kids love a classroom for everyone. In Jones, S. & Sheffield, E. (Eds), Why Kids Love (and Hate) School: Reflections on Difference. Gorham, ME: Myers Education Press.

Schulze, R., Cavanaugh, M., & Goddard, A. (April 2017). Insights Gained from Special Education Student Teachers Interviewing Paraprofessionals. Presented at the Council for Exceptional Children Convention and Expo, Boston, MA.

Schulze, R., Boscardin, M.L., & Tudryn, P. (April 2017). Transforming Leadership to Support Policy and Systems Change in the Public Schools. Presented at the Council for Exceptional Children Convention and Expo, Boston, MA.

  • Dissertation: School Principal Leadership and Special Education Knowledge

  • Professionally certified as a teacher of students with moderate disabilities in grades 5-12 and initially certified as a special education administrator (all levels) and as a history teacher (8-12) in Massachusetts

Research Interests


Teacher preparation, teacher education and paraprofessional supervision, special education leadership, and models of disability and school inclusion.

Awards and Honors


  • Excelsior Fellowship, University of Massachusetts, Amherst