Sonneveldt Professor of Education
Special Education



Ed. 225 – Exceptional Child
Ed. 226 – Field Placement, Exceptional Child
Ed. 356 – Classroom & Behavior Management in Special Education
Ed. 357-358 - Field Experience in Special Education
Ed. 453 – Computers & Technology in Special Education
Ed. 488-01 – Cross Cultural Education, Native American Studies
IDS 200 – Encounter with Cultures


Special Education
Assistive Technology
Plains Indians


"NETS Know How" with two Hope students at the Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning in Detroit, Michigan in March 2013.

“Understanding Universal Design for Learning” at the Christian Educators’ Association Conference in South Bend, Indiana in October 2011.

“ Find the Tech in You: Integration 101” with two Hope students at the Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning in Grand Rapids, Michigan in March 2012.

Facilitator at the "Universal Design for Learning" Playground at NECC in Washington DC (2009)

“Integrating Technology into Teacher Education: A Model Implemented at One Small American Liberal Arts College” presented at the Eleventh International Literacy and Education Research Network Conference on Learning in Havana, Cuba, July 2004

Facilitator at the “Assistive Technology Playground” at the National Educational Computing Conference (NECC) in New Orleans, June 2004, Philadelphia (2005), San Diego (2006), and Atlanta (2007).

”Field Experiences in NETS: Distinguished Achievement Award-Winning Teacher Preparation Programs” at NECC in Seattle, Washington, June 2003

“Teaching Our P-12 Candidates to Bring Each Child Along” at AILACTE in New Orleans, January 2003


Chaponniere, P., Cherup, S., Lodge, L., (2013). An Interdisciplinary Approach to Improving Healthcare in One Small village: Measuring the Impact of Health Education Modules in Cameroon, West Africa. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, Volume 24, Number 3.

Cherup, S., & Scholten, C. (2011). “Technology Integration Guided by Preservice Teachers, Special Education Technology Practice.

Anderson, C.L., Anderson, K.M., & Cherup, S. (2009). Investment vs. return: Outcomes of special education technology research in literacy for students with mild disabilities. Contemporary Issues of Technology and Teacher Education, a (3).

Cherup, S. (2007). Demonstrating Synthesis: Technology Assessment Tools for Field Experience Learning (Chapter 9) in Mezeske, R.J. & Mezeske, B.A., (eds.) (2007). Beyond tests and quizzes: Creative assessments in the college classroom. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Cherup, S. (2004). Technology Integration (Chapter 6) in Mezeske, R.J. & B.A. Mezeske, (eds.). Finding our way: Teacher education reform in the liberal arts setting. New York: Peter Lang.

Cherup, S. & Snyder, L. (2003). A model for integrating technology into teacher education: One college's journey. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education [Online serial], 3(1). Available:

Bucci, T.T., Bell, R., Carmack, G., Cherup, S., Cunningham, A., Cohen, S., Hofer, M., Petrosino, A.J., & Wetzel, K. “Meeting the ISTE Challenge in the Field: An overview of the first six distinguished achievement award winning programs” Journal of Computing in Teacher Education, Volume 21, Issue 1.

Cherup, S. and Linklater, L., "Integrating Technology into Preservice Education: A model implemented at one small liberal arts college" Journal of Computing in Teacher Education, Volume 16, Number 3.


Past President of the Special Education Technology Special Interest Group of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).

Past Member of the SIG Council, Advisory Board of ISTE.

Council for Exceptional Children

Learning Disabilities of America

International Society for Technology in Education


My areas of expertise are special education, technology, and Plains Indians. I have guided our department in the integration of technology into existing education classes using the National Education Technology Standards for Teachers (NETS*T) as the framework. Each May, I offer a class on Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota where students study the history and culture of the Lakota Sioux and teach in the schools. My husband, Glenn, and I enjoy traveling.