Dr. Vreeburg Izzo completed her Ph.D. in Special Education, Rehabilitation and Research at OSU in 1998, and received her MA from George Washington University in Washington D.C. She is a recipient of a Mary E. Switzer Fellowship from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) and is also a Past President of the Division of Career Development and Transition (DCDT) within the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC).
Dr. Vreeburg Izzo is Research Associate and Program Manager for the Special Education and Transition area at the Nisonger Center, a University Center of Excellence on Disabilities at the Ohio State University. With over 26 years experience in the special education field, Dr. Vreeburg Izzo has extensive experience with grant management, program evaluation, and political advocacy. Currently, Dr. Vreeburg Izzo is the Principal Investigator of two federally funded education grants designed to improve the academic outcomes of students with disabilities at both the secondary and postsecondary levels.
Dr. Vreeburg Izzo has also developed educational curricula for students with disabilities and their parents, conducted numerous trainings, focus groups, and interviews with teachers and students, managed the development of websites, videocassettes, and other dissemination products including a national teleconference, and has published numerous articles, papers, and information briefs on disability and transition issues.