Fitore Hyseni joins BBI Team as Research Associate

May 24, 2017

Fitore Hyseni has joined the Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) at Syracuse University as a Research Associate. Ms. Hyseni will be involved in two ongoing research projects: ABA Implicit Bias Study and Supported Decision Making project.

Ms. Hyseni is a graduate of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University where she has earned a Master degree in Public Administration. Currently she is pursuing a Doctorate degree in Social Science at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Administration, Syracuse University. As a doctoral student, her latest projects were to develop a research design to measure the impact of teacher racial implicit bias towards African American students in the referral decision for special education, and develop a theory for supported decision-making as compatible with traditional liberal notions of autonomy. Broadly, her research interests include education policy, segregation, biases, discrimination, and disability studies. Her past work experience includes working on projects with the Institute for Veterans and Military Affairs (IVMF) at Syracuse University, USAID’s Basic Education Program in Kosovo, and International Crisis Group office in Kosovo. Ms. Hyseni is also involved in Prosperity Initiative in Kosovo, a youth-led NGO that she co-founded.