Maryssa Kucskar Mitsch

Assistant Professor
Maryssa Kucskar Mitsch
Phone: 
415-338-3430
Office Information: 
Building: 
Burk Hall
Room Number: 
204
Biography: 

Maryssa Kucskar Mitsch, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Special Education in the Department of Special Education. Her primary teaching responsibilities includes courses in early intervention, assessment of young children at-risk and with disabilities, and family systems. Dr. Kucskar’s primary research interests focus on inclusive practices, social skills interventions for young children with disabilities, implementation of evidence-based practices, and strategies for effective professional development.

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Special Education, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2017
  • M.Ed., Early Childhood Special Education, University of Nevada, Las Vegas,2011
  • B.A., Elementary Education, University of South Carolina, 2009

Recent Publications

  • Kucskar, M., Riggleman, S., & Buchter, J. (2017, November). Developing Partnerships Between Preservice and In-Service Providers. Session presented at Teacher Education Division (TED) National Conference 2017, Savannah, GA.
  • Kucskar, M., Riggleman, S., & Buchter, J. (2017, November). Teaching Effective Social Skills Practices When Working with Young Students. Poster presented at Teacher Education Division (TED) National Conference 2017, Savannah, GA.
  • Buchter, J., Oh-Young, C., Kucskar, M., & Gelfer, J. (2017, October). Including Young Children with Disabilities in Inquiry Based STEM Activities. Poster presented at Division of Early Childhood (DEC) National Conference 2017, Portland, OR.
  • Oh-Young, C., Kucskar, M., O’Hara, K., Buchter, J., Filler, J., Krasch, D., & Gelfer, J. (2017, October). Comparison of the Effects of Two Social Skills Interventions on Social Interactions. Poster presented at Division of Early Childhood (DEC) National Conference 2017, Portland, OR.