Sarah Mallory Assistant Professor

Sarah Mallory

DNEA Interim Director
Assistant Professor


Sarah Mallory is the interim director of the Delaware Network for Excellence in Autism (DNEA), a state-funded resource center working to improve the lives of individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and their families across the lifespan. She is also an assistant professor with a joint appointment in the School of Education and Center for Disabilities Studies. Sarah brings her expertise in autism and educator training to the DNEA and Delaware Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) teams, where she works with preservice and in-service educators, families and related professionals. She provides professional development in creating and implementing evidence-based teaching and support strategies for individuals diagnosed with autism or other developmental disabilities.

Before joining CDS, Sarah was the director of Special Education Teacher Preparation Programs at the University of Maryland. She received her Ph.D. from Teachers College, Columbia University, where she was an instructor in the Intellectual Disability/Autism Teacher Preparation program and an advanced doctoral fellow at the Center for Opportunities and Outcomes for People with Disabilities. Before entering academia, Sarah was a special education teacher and has experience working with children with an educational classification of autism and their families in public school and home-based settings. 

Sarah lives in Bel Air, Md. with her husband, two children and panda shepherd dog.  A former collegiate rower, Sarah enjoys outdoor time with her family, exploring new places and sampling new cuisines.