Mary Lou Bensy, Ed.D.
Mary Lou Bensy is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Special Education at Hofstra University. As a doctoral student, she conducted research entitled Lending My Voice OUTLOUD: The Sexual Abuse of Students with Disabilities in American Schools. At the administrative level, Dr. Bensy has served in both building and district-level administrative roles, spanning both general and special education, across all educational environments. Her personal experience as a victim and survivor of sexual abuse in a school setting, combined with her fierce dedication to all children, particularly those children with disabilities, evolved in her current research into the sexual abuse of students with disabilities in American schools.
Mary Lou Bensy, Ed. D.