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Kristen Love

Assistant Professor (Clinical)

Teaching & Curriculum

PhD, University of Rochester (teaching and curriculum)
MS, Edinboro University (special education, K-12)
BS, Edinboro University (special education, K-12)


Kristen Love joined the Warner School faculty in August 2021 in the teaching & curriculum department, where she teaches courses in and directs the childhood, early childhood and inclusion programs.

Love is a veteran educator with experience at the K-12 and postsecondary levels. She brings a commitment to equity and inclusion for all students and at all levels of the education system. Previously, she was an inclusive and consultant teacher in the primary grades at Rush Henrietta Central Schools. Prior to that, she was a faculty member at St. John Fisher College, where she taught and advised undergraduates and graduates in the inclusive childhood and adolescent programs. In this faculty role, Love also actively engaged in community partnerships and coordinated several projects, including an initiative with a local Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) program to increase literacy development through play. Additionally, Love brings accreditation experience and administrative department experience from Monroe Community College, where she led accreditation teams and supported departments in Academic Services.

She returned to the University of Rochester, where she previously served as a senior project coordinator for the Transition and Postsecondary Programs for Students with Intellectual Disabilities (TPSID) initiative for five years while pursuing her doctorate. At the University, she coordinated projects that improved access to information for educational professionals, pre-service teachers and counselors, service coordinators, and adult service providers to help improve the transitioning planning process at the Institute for Innovative Transition, now the Center for Disability and Education, at Warner.

Love’s commitments to equity and social justice carry over to her teaching and research, where her interests are centered on postsecondary education for students with intellectual disabilities, responsive teaching practices in inclusive classrooms, and family and community partnerships aimed at increasing academic access and community inclusion.