Laura Bozeman | laura.bozeman@umb.edu

Laura Bozeman entered the vision profession in 1974 as an Orientation & Mobility Specialist in Texas. After working in direct service for 20 years, she received her Masters and Doctoral degrees from the University of Texas-Austin. Dr. Bozeman has served as a faculty at the University of Texas-Austin, North Carolina Central University, Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand, and UMass-Boston. She has worked with all ages and been fortunate to teach in Taiwan, China, Australia, New Zealand, Guam, American Samoa and the US.  She is currently the Director of the Vision Studies program in the School for Global Inclusion and Social Development at the University of Massachusetts Boston.

Dr. Bozeman has been involved with the Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AERBVI) on the Chapter, Division, and International levels for many years. She has served multiple terms on the international and chapter boards of directors as well as the chair of divisions and committees.

Dr. Bozeman serves on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness (JVIB) and as a reviewer for JVIB, Insight: Research and Practice in Visual Impairment and Blindness, International Journal of Orientation and Mobility (IJOM) as well as the Blasch Scholarship awards.

Dr. Bozeman holds certification in Orientation & Mobility, Low Vision, and was licensed as a Teacher of Students with Visual Impairment.