Professor Emerita (Retired 2017), Special Education
Susan Benner, a nationally known scholar in early childhood special education, served on the faculty of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville from 1980 to 2017. She served as Associate Dean for Professional Licensure and Director of the Bailey Graduate School of Education in UT’s College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences from 2011 through 2017. Prior to that she served as department head of Theory and Practice in Teacher Education, the primary teacher preparation department at UT. She has received several awards for her leadership and served as president of the Tennessee Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.