Trisha Prunty


Dr. Trisha Prunty, Ed.D.

  • Position: Associate Professor
  • Phone: 419.372.0784
  • Email:
  • Address: GMH 313

Professional Biography/Profile

Passionate about shaping effective and inclusive elementary teachers, Dr. Trisha Prunty brings her expertise and commitment to the education field. With a focus on addressing disproportionality in special education, she contributes to research and practices that impact the educational landscape. Dr. Prunty's dedication extends beyond the classroom as she actively engages in conferences and initiatives promoting equity in Ohio schools. Outside of academia, she celebrates 40 years of marriage, cherishing family moments and indulging in interests such as reading, gardening, and travel.

Courses Taught

Introduction to Education

Introduction to Elementary Mathematics

Programming & Assessment in Special Education

Math Methods

Cultural & Linguistic Diversity in Education

Research Interests/Selected Publications

  • "Disproportionality in Special Education: What is it and why is it important?" (2022)
  • "Special education providers: Survey of caseload numbers, HQT, and instructional settings" (2020)
  • "Special education providers: Who is serving special education students in Ohio?" (2018)
  • Conference presentations on Disproportionality in Special Education (2022, 2021)

Fieldwork/Internship Opportunities

Dr. Prunty actively incorporates field experience into all years of the Early Inclusive Education program. Students are placed in both general and special education classrooms spanning pre-kindergarten through Grade 5.

Full Credentials

Doctorate in Educational Administration: Special Education, Bethel University; Master's Degree in Educational Administration, Ashland University; Bachelor's Degree in Elementary and Special Education, University of Toledo

Updated: 02/08/2024 01:44PM