Wendy S. Harbour

Adjunct Instructor



Wendy Harbour is adjunct faculty in the interpreter education program at St. Kate’s, where she teaches a policy course at the graduate level each fall. She is also the director of the federally-funded National Center for College Students with Disabilities, based at the Association on Higher Education And Disability (AHEAD), an Obama appointee to the National Council on Disability, and on boards at the University of Minnesota and Metro Deaf School.

Her publications include chapters in How Did You Get Here? Students with Disabilities and their Journeys to Harvard and Righting Education Wrongs: Disability Studies in Law and Education, and articles on disability and higher education in the Journal on Postsecondary Education and Disability, Review of Disability Studies, and Innovative Higher Education. Her primary scholarly interests are disability in higher education, race and disability, disability studies, and universal design.

She holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree from the University of Minnesota, and a master’s degree and doctorate from Harvard University. She is active in the Deaf community and lives with her wife and family in Minnesota.

Ed.D., Administration, Planning and Social Policy
Harvard University

Ed.M., Learning and Teaching
Harvard University

M.A., Educational Policy and Administration
University of Minnesota

B.A., Psychology
University of Minnesota