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Theresa Wegner

Assistant Professor (Department of Special Education)

Doctor of Philosophy

University of Wisconsin Madison, 2008


Phone: (920) 424-2246

Office: N/E 416



Areas of Expertise:

  • Transition
  • Postsecondary Education for Students with Learning Disabilities and co-occurring diagnoses
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Self-Determination of Individuals with Disabilities


Licensure Areas:

K-12 Learning Disabilities

K-12 Cognitive Disabilities


Brief Bio:

I started later than most in my teaching career. Initially, I earned a Master’s degree in Speech Pathology and worked in a medical setting as a neurorehabilitation coordinator. Later in my career, I returned to UW Oshkosh to obtain teaching certifications in learning disabilities and cognitive disabilities, followed by a Master’s degree in Special Education. During this time, I worked with students with learning disabilities and emotional behavioral disabilities at high schools in the Appleton and Oshkosh Area School Districts. For summer work, I taught Written Expression through the Project Success Program at UW Oshkosh. From July of 2002 through August of 2012, I worked full-time in Project Success as the Associate Director and Director. It was during my tenure in Project Success that I earned my Ph.D. in Special Education.

My research interests include college students with disabilities attending postsecondary education, transition of youth into adulthood, self-determination of children, youth, and adults with disabilities, dyslexia and language-based learning disabilities, predictors of college persistence for adults with disabilities, and advocacy for individuals with disabilities.


Date of First Employment at UW Oshkosh: 1997

Years in P-as Experience: 4 years



Classes Typically Taught:

Transition to Adulthood

Foundations of Special Education Assessment

Advocacy, Empowerment, and Special Education Law

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