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Stephen D. Kroeger

Title: Associate Professor
Office: 600C TEACHER-DYER
Tel: 513-556-2729
Email: stephen.kroeger@uc.edu

Stephen Kroeger, associate professor, serves as the program coordinator for the Special Education Program in the School of Education. Dr. Kroeger's research agenda includes a special focus on students at risk and the incorporation of effective instructional strategies. His most recent work has evolved around racial identity development of teachers in training.

Dr. Kroeger is an accomplished educator who served as a middle school and high school classroom teacher for thirteen years, eleven of which were as a special educator working with children identified with behavioral and emotional disorders. He was a lead mentor in his district and a facilitator of the Peer Assistance and Evaluation Program. He earned his Masters in Special Education 1993 and his doctorate in Education in 2003 in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Cincinnati. He earned two additional Masters in Theology and Divinity from the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, California, and has several years of work experience overseas in Peru, Central America, and the Caribbean.


Dr. Kroeger holds national office in several areas. He is the Representative to the CEC Representative Assembly (RA) on the board of the (2011-2013) Teacher Education Division (TED) of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC). He serves as the (2012-2014) CEC Committee Representative to the CEC Representative Assembly (RA).  Dr. Kroeger also is on the (2009-2012) Advocacy & Governmental Relations (AGR) Committee, Council for Children with Behavior Disorders (CCBD-CEC). Core Issues of this committee address Legislative concerns that include Disproportionality, School violence and disruption, Restraint and seclusion, Response to Intervention and Positive Behavior Support, Positive Behavior Intervention Support, and Mental Health

Steve has received such honors as the Golden Apple Award in 2011 and 2009. He was selected as the Outstanding Doctoral Student for 2003-2004 at the University of Cincinnati, the Excellence in Teaching Award for Graduate Assistants, 2002-2003, and Teacher of the Year Commendation, Special Education Regional Resource Center, 1994.

View Curriculum Vitae (pdf)