Andrew Marcum, PhD

Academic Director, Disability Studies

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Andrew Marcum, Ph.D. is Academic Director and Distinguished Lecturer for Disability Studies at the CUNY School of Professional Studies. From 2016-2022 he served as Adjunct Assistant Professor of Disability Studies at SPS and Program Coordinator for the Center for Self-Advocacy in Buffalo, NY. He also served as Research Assistant and Presenter for the First-Responders Disability Awareness Training Program at Niagara University in Lewiston, NY from 2018-2021. His education includes a Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of New Mexico and an M.A. in American Studies from the University of Alabama.

Dr. Marcum is a former dissertation research fellow at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. and a former Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access at the University at Buffalo. He is the recipient of numerous academic and community awards including a Bilinski Foundation Dissertation Writing Fellowship and the Voice Buffalo Community Commitment Award. He has been recognized by the New York State Senate and the Erie County, NY Office for People with Disabilities for his advocacy and work in support of self-advocacy and people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Dr. Marcum holds certificates in Disability Awareness Training and Sexuality Education for Youth with Disabilities. His scholarly publications include "Rethinking the American 'Dream' Home: The Disability Rights Movement and the Cultural Politics of Accessible Housing in the United States," in Disabling Domesticity. Edited by Michael A. Rembis. New York: Palgrave/McMillan, December 2016, "'Free Our People': A Disability Studies Perspective on Wellbeing," in Wellbeing as a Multi-Dimensional Concept: Understanding Connections between Culture, Community, and Health. Edited by Janet Page-Reeves. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2019, and "Exposing Sexual Ableism: A Review of Already Doing It: Intellectual Disability and Sexual Agency by Michael Gill." Disability Studies Quarterly, Fall 2015.

Recent News

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CUNY SPS Celebrates Disability Pride Month With Spotlight On Faculty Keynote Address

July 01, 2024

Dr. Andrew Marcum, academic director of the CUNY SPS disability studies programs, delivered the keynote address at the CUNY Accessibility Conference this May.

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Disability Studies Professor Awarded 2023 Adjunct Faculty Teaching Prize

June 22, 2023

Professor Neil Harbus, who teaches in the disability studies programs, accepted the award for his creative and innovative online teaching in a ceremony on June 7.

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Celebrating CUNY Disability Awareness Month 2023

April 04, 2023

CUNY SPS is proud to observe the month with several events and a chat with the disability studies programs' new academic director, Dr. Andrew Marcum.