Dr. Penny RosenblumDr. Rosenblum completed her doctoral training at the University of Arizona in May 1997 and then joined the Florida State University faculty. After two years of preparing teachers in Florida, she returned to the University of Arizona as a faculty member, where she teaches several master’s courses a year, including Introduction to Visual Impairment and Deafblindness, Braille I and II, and Methods of Teaching Students with Visual Impairment.

She is the 2005 recipient of the Margaret Bluhm Worker of the Year Award from the Arizona Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired. This award recognizes significant contributions to the education of students with visual impairments in the state of Arizona and the professional activities of the Association for the Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired.

A native of New Jersey, Penny has worked as a teacher of children with visual impairments in Pennsylvania, Florida, South Carolina, and Arizona. Her major areas of interest are social development for individuals with visual impairments, distance education of teachers of children with visual impairments, and young children with visual impairments. She is also committed to making sure that graduates of the University of Arizona Program in Visual Impairment have the necessary skills to be effective teachers.

Both her experiences as a person with low vision and her 20+ years of professional experience give Penny a skill set tailor-made to contribute to the content development of FamilyConnect.org.