Wendy Harbour

Dr. Wendy S. Harbour is the director of the National Center for College Students with Disabilities, based at the Association on Higher Education And Disability (AHEAD). She is also a lecturer in policy and communication equity at St. Catherine University. Past positions include being the inaugural Lawrence B. Taishoff Chair for Inclusive Education at Syracuse University, where she held various positions, including directing the Taishoff Center for Inclusive Higher Education, and co-directing the disability studies program and the Center on Human Policy. Her publications include chapters in How Did You Get Here? Students with Disabilities and their Journeys to Harvard and Righting Education Wrongs: Disability Studies in Law and Education, and articles on disability and higher education in the Journal on Postsecondary Education and Disability, Review of Disability Studies, and Innovative Higher Education. Her primary scholarly interests are disability in higher education, race and disability, disability studies, and universal design. She holds a bachelor’s and Master’s degree from the University of Minnesota, and a Master’s degree and doctorate from Harvard University. She is active in the Deaf community and lives with her wife and family in Minnesota.


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