- IU Bloomington
Rhuperdia Clay is a research associate with Center of Education and Lifelong Learning (CELL), one of seven research centers at the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community, Indiana University, Bloomington.
Clay has embraced teaching, mentoring, and leadership roles throughout her 20+ years as an educator. She is an experienced preschool director, special education teacher, and equitable supports coach with a demonstrated history of effective utilization of research-based approaches. She lends her knowledge to families, communities, and nonprofit organizations as a scholar, tutor, and advocate. Clay is passionate about providing quality educational opportunities for Black and brown students, and students with dis/abilities. It is her goal to eradicate racial and social stigmas pertaining to special education using the universal design for learning (living) framework to account for environmental/ systematic barriers. Her personal motto and belief is, “All Education Should Be Special!”
Project Director:Dr. Nancy Holsapple
Sandi Cole, Ed.D.