Theresa M. Janczak
Dr. Theresa Janczak is native to the city of Buffalo and joins the Exceptional Education Department as an Assistant Professor. She seeks research regarding the philosophical beliefs of teachers in light of inclusive programming, tutoring for children placed at-risk and children with disabilities, and literacy. Dr. Janczak spent several years working with elementary/middle school children in the Buffalo schools, has assisted the Buffalo schools with several state improvement grants, and served as coordinator of the State Education Department's Special Education Training and Resource Center before becoming involved in higher education. She serves as the president of the local chapter of the Council for Exceptional Children and is working to help educators find successful ways to provide children with disabilities with a more individualized and responsive intervention. Dr. Janczak is passionate about establishing relevant curriculum that helps educators teach children to become effective communicators and scholars. "I do what I do because I want good teachers for children," Janczak says.