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About Gayitri Kavita Indar

My research spans multiple disparate but interconnected areas, including equity-based approaches to Universal Design for Learning, the health and well-being experiences of disabled learners, and digital supports for educational stakeholders. Specifically, I am interested in (re)designing complex and technical problems to meet diverse learning needs and develop cross sector strategies to address persistent inequities/disparities. In my free time, I am passionate about working with like-minded partners to serve under-resourced communities. I believe it is integral to give back to my community by using my professional experiences and skills to support placed based approaches. 


Present Assistant Professor, Molloy University Education

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Professional Service and Affiliations

2020 - Present Assistant Professor of Special Education, Molloy College
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Honors and Awards

  • Office of Special Education Program (OSEP) Personnel Development Grant, Department of Special Education – University of Kansas (PI: Dr. James Basham, Dr. Sean Smith, Dr. Jason Travers)
  • School of Education, Grace M. Phinney Scholarship, University of Kansas
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Landmarks Workshop Award
  • Fulbright-Hays, Study Abroad Program
  • AmeriCorps Education Award


  • EDU 5240: Diverse Abilities and Needs of Students in Inclusive Classrooms (Birth-Grade 2, Childhood 1-6 and Adolescence 7-12)
  • EDU 5641: Thesis and Capstone Proposal Development for Special Education and Inclusive Classrooms in Childhood Education
  • EDU 5275: Characteristics of Students with Disabilities, Including Developmental Disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorder


2015 - 2020 PhD, University of Kansas ‐ Special Education
2005 - 2006 MS, Pace University ‐ Childhood Education
2000 - 2004 BS, State University of New York at Stony Brook ‐ Psychology

Recent Works (5)