Dr. Christa S. Bialka is the Associate Professor of Special Education in the Department of Education and Counseling at Villanova University. Dr. Bialka received her M.Ed. in Moderate Special Needs Education from Boston College and her Ed.D. in Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education from the University of Pennsylvania. Her research interests include understanding the development of teacher dispositions, preparation of teachers for inclusive classrooms, and disability awareness. Dr. Bialka's work has recently been published in Teacher Education and Special Education, the Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, Disability & Society, Issues in Teacher Education, the Journal of Experiential Education, Action in Teacher Education, The Journal of College and Character, and the International Journal of Inclusive Education. Prior to earning her Doctorate, Dr. Bialka taught English and Special Education in the Boston area.