Caren Sax, Ed.D.

Phone: (619) 594-7183
(619) 594-4208

Since joining the Interwork Institute in July 1990, Caren has taught more than 20 undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, and graduate courses, including distance education, across three SDSU departments: Administration, Rehabilitation, and Postsecondary Education, School of Teacher Education, and Special Education. She began designing innovative practices early in her career when she helped to create the job development and training program for students with significant disabilities in Tucson, Arizona.

Through federal and state funded grant projects, Caren has also designed coursework and a graduate certificate in the applications of assistive technology, implemented new approaches for continuing education opportunities for community rehabilitation personnel, collaborated in systems change efforts that have improved school-to-work transition services for students with disabilities, and more. She has written more than 50 publications, including refereed and invited articles, book chapters, books, technical reports, popular media, and video productions. Caren has made over 100 refereed and invited presentations at conferences, seminars, and symposia held locally, statewide, nationally, and in Guam, American Samoa, and Trinidad, West Indies. She has conducted research in the areas of higher education reform, inclusive education, distance learning, and system change efforts.