Holly Manaseri

Extension Associate

201 Dolgen Hall

Ithaca, NY 14853

Fax: (607) 255-2763
Email: hmm99@cornell.edu

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Holly Manaseri, PhD, is an extension associate for Cornell University’s Yang Tan Institute (YTI) on Employment and Disability in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations. Currently at YTI, she supports the NYS Education Department’s Special Education Technical Assistance Partnership for Data (TAP for Data), a professional development initiative to support specialists within the NYS Office of Special Education Educational Partnership.  Holly’s experience includes teaching, educational administration, leadership coaching and serving as an instructor in teacher and school leadership preparation. Her background includes having served as a K-12 administrator in both New York and Hawaii. She has experience in district data coordination, special education administration and most recently served as the interim Director of the Center on Disability Studies, at the University of Hawaii, housed in the College of Education where she served as PI on a number of projects and as the Center’s outreach coordinator. Her research interests include the intersection of Disability Studies and school leadership, culturally responsive pedagogy and personnel preparation to improve outcomes for students with disabilities. Working from a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging lens, Holly believes partnerships with regional and district leadership to support data informed decision making can be a transformative act of social justice.


PhD 2009 - Syracuse University, Cultural Foundations of Education.  Dissertation: Complex Care: Perspectives from Mothers of Children with Complex Medical Needs

CAS 2008 -Disability Studies, Syracuse University

CAS 1995- School Administration.  State University of Brockport

MS 1993- School Administration.  State University of Brockport

BS 1984 – Music Education. Nazareth College of Rochester