CUNY SPS Disability Studies Program Featured In The New York Times

The CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) is proud to announce that their disability studies program was featured in the New York Times on Sunday, November 3rd. The article, which quoted Dr. Mariette J. Bates, Academic Director and Distinguished Lecturer of the Disability Studies Program at CUNY SPS, affirmed the progressive rise in academically based disability studies programs within higher education institutions.

Additionally, the stories of Joseph Plutz and April Coughlin, alumni of the program, were relayed in the article to underscore how the unique interdisciplinary approach of disability studies programs can positively impact the career trajectories of students with diverse professional and academic backgrounds.

The full New York Times article can be found at