Biographical Statement

Allisha Beerwart is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Special Needs Education in the Division of Education at IUPUC. Prior to joining IUPUC, Allisha was a special education teacher in Indiana, as well as Virginia. She has over 10 years of experience working with children and adults with disabilities in various settings (i.e., educational and vocational). Allisha has extensive experience with adapting classroom materials, differentiating instruction, and goal writing. She has attended various trainings to hone these skills. As a special education teacher, Allisha's area of interest included finding new ways and methods for adapting instructional practices for her students. She believes that learning is optimal for students with disabilities when they have the right materials and instructional accommodations.


  • Ed.D., Special Education, Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA
  • Ed.S., Educational Leadership K-12, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
  • M.S.Ed., Special Education K-12, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
  • B.S., Therapeutic Recreation, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA

Professional Activities

  • Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
  • International Association of Special Education (IASE)                                   
  • Kappa Delta Pi (KDP)
  • National Association for Special Education Teachers (NASET)
  • National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity

Courses Taught

  • EDUC-K 307 Methods for Teaching Students with Special Needs
  • EDUC-K 441 Transition Across the Lifespan
  • EDUC-K 448 Individuals and Families in School and Society
  • EDUC-K 453 Management of Academic and Social Behavior
  • EDUC-K 465 Service Delivery and Collaboration
  • EDUC-M 425 Elementary Student Teaching
  • EDUC-M 470 Practicum in Special Education
  • EDUC-W 401 Integrating Technology into Teaching Part 2

Administrative & Service Responsibilities

  • Indiana Governor’s Planning Council for People with Disabilities – Board Member
  • IUPUC Senate – Alternate At-Large Senator                       
  • IUPUC Student Affairs – Committee Member                                                           
  • Continuous Improvement Council at BCSC – CSA Lincoln Committee Member