About Me

Samantha (Sami) Daley is an assistant professor of education at the Warner School of Education & Human Development at the University of Rochester. In a unique position within the Warner School, Dr. Daley holds appointments across all three of the school’s program areas: Teaching & Curriculum, Human Development, and Educational Policy. This reflects both her and the Warner School’s focus on attending to issues of inclusion and disability from a range of perspectives and in all aspects of human learning and flourishing. Dr. Daley also coordinates the Warner School’s quantitative consulting service through which advanced doctoral students support peers in quantitative methods and analysis.

Dr. Daley’s work focuses on inclusion, broadly defined, with particular attention to emotional and motivational aspects of learning and development. Much of her work is with young people labeled as having disabilities, and learning disabilities in particularThese interests arise out of Dr. Daley’s varied professional experiences. She draws from her work as a learning disabilities specialist, disability services coordinator at the college level, clinical fellow in the Learning Disabilities Program at Children’s Hospital Boston, and director of research at CAST, a non-profit dedicated to Universal Design for Learning (UDL) as a means to make learning environments effective for all.

Dr. Daley is a proud mom of two and enjoys being active outside (Adirondack 46er #3918)!

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