Dr. Sue Kroeger is currently an Associate Professor of Practice in the Dept. of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies at the University of Arizona where she teaches disability studies, coordinates the undergraduate program in rehabilitation, serves on doctoral committees, and advises students. Previously, she was the Director of Disability Resources at the University of Arizona from 1999-2017 and at the University of Minnesota from 1985-1999. She managed staffs of 32+ full and part-time employees that guided by a social model of disability and principles of inclusive design, provide services to faculty, staff, and students with disabilities, offer competitive athletic opportunities, assist the University in meeting its legal obligations, and provide consultation and education on designing inclusive learning and working environments.
She received her master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling from the University of Arizona and her doctorate in human rehabilitative services from the University of Northern Colorado. Prior to coming to higher education she worked in public and private rehabilitation.
Dr. Kroeger, in addition to her teaching and administrative duties, has presented at numerous national and international conferences, published articles on disability and higher education, and co-edited a book entitled “Responding to Disability Issues in Student Affairs.” She delivered the 13th Annual Disability Lecture at the University of Cambridge in 2016. She has been Treasurer and President of the National Association of Higher Education and Disability. She has been principal investigator for numerous federal grants and has consulted nationally and internationally. In her spare time she plays wheelchair tennis, volunteers, participates in a book club, and hangs out with her family, which includes two young grandsons.
Honors and awards include: Inaugural recipient of the “Sue Kroeger Lifetime Achievement in Access Excellence Award” from the University of Minnesota; Volunteer of the Year award, United States Tennis Association – Southwest Section and USTA-SAZ; The Vision Award, Commission on the Status of Women, University of Arizona; The Ronald E. Blosser Dedicated Service Award, Association of Higher Education and Disability; The Past President’s Award, Association of Higher Education and Disability; The Rose and Jay Phillips Award, Courage Center – Minneapolis; Academic Staff Award, University of Minnesota; Committee on Institutional Cooperation, Fellow, Academic Leadership Program; The Dorothy Truex Emerging Professional Award, National Association of Women In Education; National Women's Four-Track Ski Champion, 1978 and 1979.