Cristy Sellers, PhD

Assistant Professor
503-352-1440
Berglund 131

Dr. Sellers holds a Ph.D.in Educational Policy Studies from Georgia State University and teaches courses in Educational Foundations, Disability Studies, Research Methods, and Special Education. She currently serves as the Coordinator of Pacific University’s Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Education & Learning and as Chair for Pacific's minor in Disability Studies. Before coming to Pacific, Dr. Sellers served as Executive Director of Special Education for Fulton County Schools in Atlanta, Georgia. Her research focuses on curricular and structural (in)equity in schools, teacher identity, and educational policy and its impact on disabled students and families. Dr. Sellers has also conducted research and published articles on the history of disability and special education, particularly in the southern U.S. When she isn’t in her office, look for Dr. Sellers on her bicycle, at a Portland Thorns game, or digging in her garden.

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)