Sharon F. Cramer is a Distinguished Service Professor at Buffalo State College, where she has been a member of the faculty since 1985. Her leadership roles include serving as Executive Director of the SABRE Project (implementation of the Oracle Student Information System) (1999-2004), chairing the Exceptional Education Department (1995-1999), and leadership roles in state and national professional organizations (e.g., President of the Northeastern Educational Research Association, NY Federation of Chapters of the Council for Exceptional Children, Publication Chair of the Division on Developmental Disabilities).

She earned her Ph.D. at New York University in 1984 (Human Relations and Social Policy, her Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) from Harvard University in 1972 and her Bachelors of Arts degree Tufts University in 1971. She participated in the Management and Leadership Education (MLE) program at Harvard University in 2001. Her textbook, Collaboration: A Success Strategy for Special Educators, was published in 1997 by Allyn & Bacon, and a second edition will be published by Corwin Press in 2006 (spring).

In the August 5, 2005 issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education (pps. C1, C4), Michael J. Bugeja (Director of the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication at Iowa State University) encouraged faculty members to create a Web site to promote their books, and link to the publishers for sales. Faculty are urged to give things away for free on their web sites, and to continue to update the site. “And it does something else, according to George Sylvie, associate director of the journalism school at the University of Texas at Austin. It helps ‘promotion-shy profs learn that the name of the game is network’ and challenges professors to engage colleagues ‘beyond the point of content alone.’”


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