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Faculty Biography | Susan Hasazi

Susan Hasazi

Susan Hasazi, Ed.D.Professor Emeritus

Contact Information:
448 Waterman

Susan Brody Hasazi, Ed.D. is a Stafford Distinguished Professor of Leadership and Special Education. She teaches courses related to educational and human services policy, and evaluation. Dr. Hasazi works closely with the Vermont Agency of Human Services on evaluations related to women who are incarcerated and those with mental health issues. Dr. Hasazi is presently co-principal investigator of a federally funded grant titled Parents As Collaborative Leaders. She is an evaluator for the federally funded National Parent Center network. In 1982, Dr. Hasazi served as a Kennedy Fellow in the U.S. Senate for Senator Robert Stafford where she was involved in the reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, and the Vocational Rehabilitation Act.

Areas of Expertise:

Educational Policy and Leadership


Selected Publications

  • Furney, K.S., & Hasazi. S.B. (2006). "Leading for social justice and inclusion: The role of school leaders." In L. Florian (Ed.) Sage Handbook of Special Education, Chapel Hill, NC: Sage Publications.
  • Furney, K.S., & Hasazi. S.B. (2006). "Values pluralism in schools." In F. W. English (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Educational Leadership and Administration (p. 1053), Chapel Hill, NC: Sage Publications.
  • Gerstl-Pepin, C. I., Killeen, K.M., Hasazi, S.B. (2006). “Utilizing an ‘ethic of care’ in leadership preparation: Uncovering the complexity of colorblind social justice.” Journal of Educational Administration, 44(3), 250-263.


  • Ed.D. in Administration and Planning from Boston University
  • C.A.G.S. in Administration and Planning from University of Vermont
  • M.Ed. in Special Education from University of Vermont