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Meet ThinkCollege Inclusion Director Mary E. Morningstar
Meet ThinkCollege Inclusion Director Mary E. Morningstar

Mary E. Morningstar, PhD, is the new co-director of PSU’s ThinkCollege Inclusion Oregon project in the Special Education Department, and teaches courses for preservice students focused on transition and post-secondary outcomes. She has a BSEd in special education from the University of Georgia, an MEd in special education from the University of Maryland, and a PhD from the University of Kansas. Morningstar’s research encompasses three interrelated concentrations: college and career readiness for youth with disabilities, teacher education and professional development, and secondary inclusive educational reform. She is the author of The Educator’s Guide to Implementing Transition Planning and Services (2017), and over 40 peer-reviewed journal articles, numerous book chapters, monographs, and technical reports.


Mary E. Morningstar, PhD
Portland State University
College of Education
Special Education Department
PO Box 751
1900 SW 4th Avenue
Room: FAB 280J
Portland, Oregon 97207-0751
Phone: 503-725-4628
Email: mem28@pdx.edu