Jeanne Novak


Jeanne Novak, Ph.D.

  • Position: Professor/Secondary Transition Program Advisor
  • Phone: 419-372-6826
  • Email:
  • Address: 413 Education

Ph.D. Special Education, Indiana University, Bloomington, 2002
B.A. Psychology, Ohio Northern University, 1993

Research Interests
My teaching, scholarship and service as a member of the special education faculty at BGSU are unified by a commitment to advancing the inclusion of people with disabilities within their communities. My research focuses on the preparation of youth with disabilities to pursue and achieve their postsecondary goals. In support of this research agenda, I have pursued two interrelated lines of inquiry: (a) preparation of secondary special educators and employment support professionals and (b) employment access and inclusion.

Teaching at BGSU
Teaching Students with Exceptionalities                                                                       
Introduction to Rehabilitation Counseling                                                                     
Supported Employment (service-learning course)
Transition from School to Adult Life
Competitive Employment, College, and Careers                                                                 
Adolescent Development and Transition
Internship in Interagency Collaboration for Transition
Internship in Developmental Disability Services                                                          
Graduate Student Teaching, Special Education                                                             
Statistics in Education

Professional Memberships and/or Licenses

  • American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD)
  • Association of People Supporting Employment First (APSE)
  • Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
  • TASH

*Certified Employment Support Professional (CESP)

Updated: 06/03/2022 10:54AM