Brian Husby, Ph.D.

Brian HusbyAssociate Professor of Education
Special Education

Office Location: Institute for Collaboration, Room 131
Telephone: 630-844-5686
Fax: 630-844-5530
Email Address:

Teaching is my passion and it is my job to support, challenge and encourage students to explore who they are in order to find their own passion.  Through engaging processes of wondering, laughing, challenging, frustrating, exploring and discovering, we all get to find new dimensions to ourselves and to what we can give to the world.  That is what I have been meant to do my whole life. . .I have been preparing always, for this moment.

Ph.D.         University of Arizona
M.S.         University of Oregon
Graduate Certificate:  Psychometric Certification through the University of
Lethbridge: Government of Alberta Learning Disabilities Registry
B.Ed.        University of Lethbridge
B.A.        University of Lethbridge

Areas of Specialization
Disability studies
Early childhood special education
Behavior support
Social justice and human rights

Courses Taught
Introduction to Special Education
Mathematics and Science Intervention for Students with Disabilities
Reading Disabilities Theory and Interventions
Intervention Strategies for Problematic Behavior
Student Teaching Internship
How Schools Work
Culture, Diversity and Expression
Qualitative Research Methods
Collaboration in Special Education
Highlights of Publications, Honors and Professional Contributions

2008:      Crystal Apple Award, Michigan State University, Contributions to National Education
2007:     Advocate for Diversity Award, Nebraska Wesleyan University

2006:    Excellence in Teaching Award. ACE Program, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN.
2003:    Emeritus Grant:  Teaching Circles.  A professional development project across multiple academic departments; Nebraska Wesleyan University    
2000-Current:    International Faculty for the Alternative Catholic Education Program, University of Notre Dame

Highlights of Campus Involvement
Collaboration with Counseling Services for creation of safe havens for diverse students.
Co-Chair of Women's Commission and Diversity Council: NWU
Member of University Judiciary: NWU Facilitator of Triad Collaboration: Mount Royal College, Calgary, AB.
Researcher of collaboration as post tenure evaluation: Mount Royal College, Calgary, AB
Outside Interests
Member of community based boards for individuals with disabilities for 20 years at local, state, provincial and national levels;
Train rescue horses for agencies that support individuals with disabilities in hippotherapy
Personal advocate for parents of individuals with disabilities