Lucinda (Cindi) Spaulding is an Assistant Professor in Liberty’s School of Education and teaches education and research courses at the undergraduate and doctoral level. Dr. Spaulding has a Ph.D. in Special Education and Educational Psychology, a M.Ed. in Special Education, and a B.S. in Elementary Education. She has permanent teacher certification in New York State in Elementary Education and Special Education (Pre-K -12) and is licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia in Elementary Education, Specific Learning Disabilities, Emotional Disabilities, and Intellectual Disabilities. Dr. Spaulding was born and raised in Ottawa, Canada and has taught in general education, special education, and inclusion settings at the elementary level in Title 1 schools in New York and Virginia and English as a second language at the high school level in Japan. Her research interests include resilience in children and youth, specific learning disabilities and methods of best practice, the history of special education, and factors related to doctoral attrition and persistence. In 2012 Dr. Spaulding was a first place recipient of the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching. Dr. Spaulding and her husband reside in Lynchburg, Virginia and have two little boys and baby girl. They feel blessed to live in such a beautiful area and enjoy hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains as well as gardening, cooking, running, and camping.
Book Review: G. Richardson and Justin J. W. Powell. Comparing Special Education: Origins to Contemporary Paradoxes. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2011. 380 pp. Cloth $60.00, History of Education Quarterly (2012)
DIS2ECT: A Framework for Effective Inclusive Science Instruction (with Jenny Sue Flannagan), Teaching Exceptional Children (2012)
The purpose of this article is to provide special education and general education teachers a...
Hearing their Voices: Factors Doctoral Candidates Attribute to their Persistence (with Amanda J. Rockinson-Szapkiw), International Journal of Doctoral Studies (2012)
The purpose of this phenomenological inquiry was to examine persistence factors associated with the successful...
Factors that Influence Teachers’ Views on Standardized Tests (with Christine T. Schuette, Mervyn J. Wighting, Michael K. Ponton, and Anastasia L. Betts), The Teacher Educators’ Journal (2010)
The central aim of this study was to explore K-12 teachers’ (N = 183) attitudes...
Is Brain Gym® an Effective Educational Intervention? (with Mark P. Mostert and Andrea Beam), Exceptionality (2010)
Brain Gym® (BG) (BGI, 2008) is a popular commercial program sold by Brain Gym® International...
Contributions to Books
Learning Challenges for Adults with Learning Disabilities (with Mark P. Mostert), The Oxford Handbook of Lifelong Learning (2011)
The Efficacy of Special Education (with Kenneth A. Kavale), The Oxford Handbook of School Psychology (2011)
Overcoming Co-Teaching Challenges (with Sharon Gerst), YAI Network’s 33rd Annual International Conference on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, New York, NY (2012)
This presentation provides research results from a systematic grounded theory study conducted in an urban...
Strategies for Fostering Doctoral Student Persistence (with Amanda J. Rockinson-Szapkiw), Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy (2012)
Applying Maslow's Hierarchy to the Parent/Teacher Relationship (with Deanna L. Keith Dr.), Virginia Federation of the Council for Exceptional Children (2011)
We examine the parent/teacher relationship through Maslow’s (1943) Hierarchy of Needs, which theorizes that physiological...
DISSECT: A Framework for Effective Inclusive Instruction in Science (with Jenny Sue Flannagan), National Science Teachers Association (2011)
In this presentation we present a framework for effective inclusive education in science.
The History of Special Education: Lessons from the Past, Implications for the Future (with Deanna L. Keith), Annual National Conference of the Teacher Education Division (TED) (2010)
We identify three eras in the history of special education: Early Reform (1800 – 1870),...
Strategies for Fostering Doctoral Student Persistence (with Amanda J. Rockinson-Szapkiw), Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy: Proceedings (2012)
The purpose of this session is to present research-based strategies for improving doctoral candidate retention...