Danielle Lucchese

Adjunct Faculty, Disability Studies

Danielle Lucchese
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Danielle Lucchese is an adjunct faculty member in the disability studies department at the CUNY School of Professional Studies. Professor Lucchese began their career as a Direct Support Professional (DSP) at Lifestyles for the Disabled in Staten Island New York. While at Lifestyles, Prof. Lucchese taught a variety of social skills and mentoring skills to intellectually disabled adults. They began teaching at the CUNY SPS in the spring of 2019. 

In addition to teaching in both the disability studies bachelor of arts and master of arts programs at the CUNY SPS, they have taught in the sociology department at the CUNY College of Staten Island and the disability studies bachelor of arts program at William Patterson University. Prof. Lucchese graduated with their bachelor degree in sociology with a double minor in journalism and English literature in 2014. They earned their master of arts in disability studies from CUNY SPS in 2016. Most recently, Prof. Lucchese graduated with their master of arts in sociology with a minor in design studies in May of 2020. 

Recent News

In-Person Arts Events Are Back and Pandemic Accessibility Is Quietly Disappearing

July 28, 2021

Observer

Dani Lucchese, a former student and adjunct faculty member in the CUNY SPS disability studies program who also serves as the School's alumni relations assistant, is cited in an article published by the Observer. In the piece, the author reflects how the return to live arts events is limiting accessibility for people with disabilities and/or chronic illness.