TAA Welcomes Susan Courey, Ph.D. to Board of Directors

Department Chair of Early Childhood General and Special Education, Touro Graduate School

Susan Courey, Ph.D. is currently the Department Chair of Early Childhood General and Special Education at the Touro Graduate School of Education in New York City. Prior to joining the Touro Graduate School of Education in May 2016, Dr. Courey was an Associate Professor of Special Education and the Mild/Moderate Program Coordinator in the Department of Special Education at San Francisco State University. Recently awarded Professor Emerita at San Francisco State University, Dr. Courey continues work with colleagues and doctoral students on research projects in the areas of mathematics and learning challenges, mathematics and music, teacher preparation, and Universal Design for Learning. In addition to her scholarly endeavors, Dr. Courey is active in program improvement and course redesign at Touro.

Susan Courey, Ph.D. is the proud parent of grown children with disabilities. Her son has Tourette’s, and one daughter has a learning disability in mathematics and ADHD. Dr. Courey’s husband is the Division Chief of Laryngology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York.

Dr. Courey says, “I am both honored and excited to serve as a board member for the Tourette Association of America. It is my hope to raise awareness of Tourette’s to help the general public understand what it is. In addition, I would like to improve the amount of funding for both medical and educational research on Tourette Syndrome. I believe the most important outcome for raised awareness and increased medical and educational research is a significant improvement in the quality of life for anyone affected by Tourette’s. I have had the good fortune to raise a wonderful child with Tourette’s who has become a kind, confident and successful adult. My hope is for every parent to have the opportunity and support to enjoy raising their child with Tourette’s.”