Brittany Straub

Assistant Professor of Education


Brittany Straub has teaching experience in secondary education, special education, and higher education.  She serves University of Saint Francis in the role of Assistant Professor of Education.  Brittany specializes in preparing pre-service teachers for the education field.  For example, she teaches education courses and special education courses for undergraduate students in the Division of Education as well as graduate students in the Transition to Teaching and Master’s programs.  She currently serves as Director of Master of Arts in Teaching and Transition to Teaching for secondary licensure.  Brittany enjoys spending time with family. Her preferred leisure activities include reading and being outdoors.  Brittany pursues research interests related to Educator Preparation Programs (EPPs).  Specifically, Brittany has studied how the EPP experience of early career special education teachers impacts their potential to experience burnout.

Areas of Interest

  • Special Education
  • Education
  • Pre-Service Teacher Preparation
  • Preventing Teacher Burnout

Selected Publications

  • Straub, Brittany L., “Special Education Teacher Burnout: Examining the Role of Educator Preparation Programs in Prevention” (2022). Dissertations. 642.

Selected Presentations

  • Oberley, J. M., Straub, B. L. (2022, Feb. 8 & 10). Executive functioning [Presentation]. Fort Wayne-South Bend Diocese New Teacher Success Presentation Series. 
  • Oberley, J. M., Straub, B. L., & Wise, C. N. (2022, Feb. 2). Universal design for learning [Presentation]. University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, IN, United States. 
  • Oberley, J. M., Straub, B. L. (2018). Keep Calm & Teach On: Practical Strategies for Teaching Students with Disabilities [Presentation]. University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, IN, United States. 


  • Educators in Action (EIA) Faculty Advisor, Fall 2018-Present
  • Junior Achievement, JA in a Day, Annually in May
  • Member of Human Rights Committee, Fort Wayne Easterseals Arc, February 2020–Present
  • Council of Exceptional Children (CEC) Membership, 2018–Present
  • Co-Coordinator of Teacher Education Advisory Council, Bi-Annual Event at USF, 2019-Present
Brittany Straub