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Missy Glavey, Ph.D.

Eileen Glavey

Assistant Professor, Inclusive & Special Education

College of Education and Allied Professions

School of Teaching and Learning

Contact Information

Phone: 828.227.3293
Office: 103B Killian Building
Pronouns: she/her/hers


Missy Glavey, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Inclusive & Special Education at Western Carolina University. She received her Ph.D. in Exceptional Student Education from the University of Central Florida in 2020 and previously earned her M.A. in Exceptional Student Education at the University of Central Florida with specializations in Autism Spectrum Disorder, Reading, and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). As a classroom teacher Dr. Glavey co-taught students with disabilities in inclusive classrooms. Dr. She served as Project Director of an OSEP Stepping-Up Technology grant-funded project researching the use of a robotics and artificial intelligence to increase the social and emotional skills of students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Dr. Glavey co-developed the undergraduate program in Exceptional Education at UCF and currently prepares pre-service teachers Western Carolina University for inclusive classrooms, teaching undergraduate courses, facilitating embedded field experiences, and supervising and coaching interns.<br>


  • Ph D, University of Central Florida
  • MA, University of Central Florida
  • BA, SUNY College at Buffalo

Teaching Interests

Dr. Glavey's teaching interests include Universal Design for Learning (UDL), Transition, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Behavior Change, and the Historical & Legal Foundations of Disability Rights and Special Education.

Research Interests

Dr. Glavey's research interests include teacher preparation in the areas of UDL, inclusion and transition, emotional regulation of teachers and students, school and community inclusion of individuals with disabilities.

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