Kathleen M. Huebner
Inducted 2020

By Dr. Amy Parker

Kathleen M. Huebner

Kathleen Mary Huebner, PhD is Professor Emerita at Salus University. She earned her doctoral degree in 1980 from The University of Pittsburgh, and accepted a position as National Consultant in Education for the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB), where she worked from 1983-1993 impacting many national initiatives.

From 1993 to 2012, Huebner prepared teachers of students with visual impairments and orientation and mobility specialists at Salus University. Her career culminated in two groundbreaking, collaborative, national consortia of universities to increase leadership through preparation of doctoral students in visual impairment, deafblindness, and deaf and hard of hearing — the National Center for Leadership in Visual Impairment (NCLVI) and the National Leadership Center for Sensory Disabilities (NLCSD).

Dr. Huebner’s work has been recognized by both of her alma maters and by the field of blindness. She is the recipient of the Migel Medal (2012) from AFB and the Josephine L. Taylor (2010), Ambrose Shotwell (2008), Mary K. Bauman (2004), and Warren C. Bledsoe (1996) Awards from AER.

Kathy advanced leadership in the fields of visual impairment and deafblindness by bringing university programs from across the United States together as a consortium to create the National Center for Leadership in Visual Impairment.