Dr. Janice Seabrooks-Blackmore  is the executive director of the Florida Center for Students with Unique Abilities and a professor of exceptional student education. She is a native of Jacksonville, Florida. Dr. Seabrooks-Blackmore received her PhD from Florida State University in Special Education, with specializations in Community Transition and Specific Learning Disabilities. Her professional career began as a classroom teacher of students with varying exceptionalities. To expand her professional knowledge and skills, she became a middle school counselor. This transition impacted her desire to pursue her terminal degree to teach in higher education. She has a wide array of diverse experiences in leadership, community partnerships, and collaboration with colleagues and families in P-16 settings. Dr. Seabrooks-Blackmore’s primary area of interest is transition of youth with disabilities to post-school settings, particularly postsecondary education. She is passionate about equitable access and self-determination. Therefore, much of her work stems from instructional strategies and collaborative interactions that support empowering others to attain their goals.

Areas of Expertise
  • Special education
  • Transition of youth and young adults with disabilities
  • Learning strategies

Ph.D. Florida State University


Research Interests
  • Transition for youth and young adults with disabilities
  • Adults with disabilities in postsecondary education
  • Self-determination


  • Council for Exceptional Children
  • Association on Higher Education and Disability