Pamela Wruble, Ph.D.
Visiting Assisstant Affiliate Professor
Ph.D. at the University of Maryland, Special Education Program
M.S. Instructional Leadership, Robert Morris University, Pittsburgh PA
B.A. Special Education & Elementary Education, Mercyhurst University, Erie PA
Dr. Pamela C. Wruble is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Special Education at Loyola University Maryland. Her research interests include the School-to-Prison Pipeline, special education services in juvenile detention, adult correctional education, juvenile justice issues, disability studies and teacher education. Dr. Wruble’s doctoral dissertation study “School-Based Referrals to the Juvenile Court: Prevalence and Characteristics in Several States” investigated school-based referrals to the juvenile courts as an element of the School-to-Prison Pipeline. The study specifically examined the likelihood of school-based juvenile court referrals and rate of dismissal of these referrals in several states using race and special education status as predictors.
In addition to her work in higher education, Dr. Wruble is actively involved with professional organizations in the field of education. She has been an active member of Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) since 2002. She is currently an executive board member of the Maryland Council for Exceptional Children (MD-CEC) and was recently appointed Co-President Elect of the state chapter. She is also an active member of the American Educational Research Association (AERA).
Prior to her work in higher education, Dr. Wruble was a special education teacher in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She spent six years working as an emotional support and learning support teacher for both middle and high school students.
Graduate teaching at the University of Maryland (2012-2015); Pre-service teacher supervisor, University of Maryland (2013-2015); 6 years as a secondary Emotional Support Teacher, Pittsburgh PA (2006-2012).
Research and Teaching Interests
Emotional and Behavior Disorders, Behavior Management, Juvenile Justice, Teacher Education, Disability Studies
Membership Chair, Council for Exceptional Children- Maryland (2014-Present), Council for Exceptional Children (2003-Present), Council for Children with Behavior Disorders (2007-Present), Patient and Family Advisory Council, John Hopkins Hospital (2015).
“Class Action Litigation Involving Special Education Claims for Youth in Juvenile Facilities” at the Teacher Educators for Children with Behavior Disorders Conference (2014); “Creating Curriculum Aligned Token Economies to Enhance Literacy Engagement” at the Maryland Council for Exceptional Children Success in Literacy for Students with Disabilities Conference (2015).
“Class Action Litigation Involving Special Education Claims for Youth in Juvenile Facilities”, Education and Treatment of Children, in press.