College of Education

Scott Kupferman, Ph. D., CRC

Assistant Professor

College of Education

1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway
Columbine Hall, Room 3041 

Colorado Springs, CO 80918

Work : 719-255-4015
Fax : 719-255-4110

Scott Kupferman, Ph.D., CRC is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning.  He also directs the National Collaborative for Disability and Technology, which is a network of 200+ assistive technology researchers.  Scott's research interests revolve around (a) assistive technology, (b) accessible and universal design, and (c) transition from secondary education to postsecondary education and employment.  He has served as principal investigator, co-principal investigator, and grant writer for over 4 million dollars in grant funding.  Scott's service roles include being an ongoing reviewer/advisor for the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  His scholarly efforts have led to several honors and awards, including selection as a National Council on Disability delegate and recipient of the U.S. Department of Education's Commissioner's Award for Excellence.


Ph.D., Utah State University, Special Education and Rehabilitation


SPED 3001/5001 - Introduction to Special Education

SPED 3004/5004 - Transition and Self-Determination

SPED 4020/5020 - Significant Support Needs

CURR 5170 - Introduction to Technology in Education

Selected Publications

  • Scott’s scholarly work includes journal articles, book chapters, conference presentations, and educational and assistive technology products (software and hardware). He has been principal investigator, co-principal investigator, and/or grant writer for over 4 million dollars in federal, state, and foundation grants.

Honors and Awards

  • Recognition Award, 2014, Association on Higher Education and Disability
  • Dean's Award for Innovation, 2014, UCCS College of Education
  • Researcher Award, 2013, American Association for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • President’s Award, 2011, National Council on Rehabilitation Education
  • Invited Attendee, 2010, President Barack Obama’s 20th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act White House Ceremony, Washington, DC
  • Delegate, 2010, National Council on Disability
  • Scholarship Award, 2010, National Council on Disability
  • Accessible Technology Initiative’s Champion Award, 2008, California State University Chancellor’s Office
  • Alfred R. Thompson Outstanding Service Award, 2008, Center for Independent Living
  • University Graduate Medalist, 2007, California State University, Fresno
  • Dean’s Graduate Medalist, 2007, California State University, Fresno
  • Scholarship Award, 2006-2007, U.S. Department of Education - Rehabilitation Services Administration
  • Commissioner’s Award for Excellence, 2006, U.S. Department of Education - Rehabilitation Services Administration