Marie Celeste, Ed.D.
Associate Professor, Special Education
Director, Institute for International Education
Beatty Hall 121-5
Ed.D. in Early Childhood Special Education
The George Washington University – 2001
M.S. in Special Education, Specializing in Visual Disabilities
Florida State University – 1986
B.A. in English Literature, Minor in Art History
Florida State University – 1985
Honors and Awards
The Dean's Symposium, Recognizing Scholarly Achievement, Loyola College in MD (2009)
Community Connector Award, Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Institute, Washington, DC (2001)
Advanced Professional Teaching Certificate - Visually Impaired - State of Maryland
Postgraduate Professional License - Special Ed - Visually Impaired - State of Virginia
Professional Orientation and Mobility Teaching Certificate - ACVREP
NCAST-AVENUW Teaching Scale Instrument - Reliability at the Researcher Level
ED 600: Foundations of Research in Education
SE 720: Human Growth and Development
SE 922: Medical Aspects of Young Children with Special Needs
SE 923: Assessment and Intervention for Young Children with Special Needs (B-2 years)
SE 924: Assessment and Intervention for Young Children with Special Needs (3- 5 years)
SE 925: Assessment and Intervention for Young Children with Special Needs (5- 8 years)
SE 463: Comparative Models of Early Childhood Curriculum
SE 483: Consultation and Collaboration for Students with Special Needs
Celeste, M. and Kobal Grum, D. (2010), Social integration of children with visual impairment: A developmental Model, British Journal of Visual Impairment (a journal published by Sage). Submitted for publication.
Celeste, M. and Kobal Grum, D. (2010), Social integration of children with visual impairment, Elementary Education Online, 9(1), 11-22; retrieved from: http://ilkogretim-online.org.tr
Celeste, M. (2009). Infant-Caregiver Interactions in Which the Child is Visually Impaired. AER Journal: Research and Practice in Visual Impairment and Blindness, 2, 29-31.
Celeste, M. (2007). Social Skills Intervention for a Child Who is Blind. Journal for Visual Impairment and Blindness, 101, 521-533.
Brown, C. and Celeste, M. (2006). Answering the Call to Train Special Education Teachers at Catholic Institutions of Higher Education. Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice, 9, 473-495.
Celeste, M. (2006). Play Behaviors and Social Interactions of a Child Who is Blind: In Theory and Practice. Journal for Visual Impairment and Blindness, 100, 75-90.
Recent Professional Presentations
Celeste, M. (2011, May 2-5). Factors That Influence Infant-Maternal Interactions When the Child Is Visually Impaired. A poster presented at the Third Conference of the International Society on Early Intervention, New York City, New York.
Celeste, M. (2010, Oct 28-30). The Effect of an International Service-Learning Program on Teachers in Training. A paper presented at the 10th Annual International Research Conference on Service Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE), Indianapolis, Indiana.
Celeste, M. & Ronaldson, K. (2009, Nov 14-15). Kids Connect: A Technology-Based, Global Community of Learners. A poster presented at the International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation (ICERI), Madrid, Spain.
Celeste, M. & Kobal Grum, D. (2009, July 5-10). Play Behaviors and Social Interactions of Children Who are Blind: A Comparison of Case Studies Conducted in Slovenia and the United States. A paper presented at the International Conference for the Education of People With Visual Impairment (ICEVI) 13th World Conference, Dublin, Ireland.
Celeste, M. (2009, April 1-4). Social Integration of Children with Visual Impairment: A Developmental Model. A paper presented at the Council of Exceptional Children (CEC) Annual Conference, Seattle, Washington.
Celeste, M. (2008, October 25-28). The Effect of Overseas Service-Learning Experiences on Teachers in Training. A presentation at the Eighth International Research Conference on Service-Learning and Community Engagement, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Celeste, M. (2008, July 22-27). Infant-Maternal Interactions in Which the Child is Vision Impaired. A presentation at the Association for the Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER) International Conference, Chicago, Illinois.
Kobal Grum, D. & Celeste, M. (2008, June 18-21). Social Integration of Children with Visual Impairment: A Developmental Model. A presentation at 2nd International Conference on Special Education (ICOSE), Marmaris, Turkey.
Celeste, M. (2007, June 14-17). Social Skills Intervention for a Child Who is Blind. A presentation at the International Society on Early Intervention (ISEI) Conference - Zagreb, Croatia.