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About Lucinda S. Spaulding

Lucinda (Cindi) Spaulding has a Ph.D. in Special Education and Educational Psychology, a M.Ed. in Special Education, and a B.S. in Elementary Education. Dr. Spaulding is an Associate Professor in Liberty’s School of Education and teaches research courses, chairs dissertations, and serves as the Administrative Chair for Research in the doctoral program.
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. 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 has published and presented nationally on topics relating to resilience in children and youth, specific learning disabilities and methods of best practice, the history of special education, and factors associated with doctoral attrition and persistence.
A book Dr. Spaulding co-edited was recognized by the American Educational Research Association as a finalist for the 2015 Outstanding Publication Award in the special interest group Doctoral Education Across Disciplines. In 2012 Dr. Spaulding was a first place recipient of the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching at Liberty University.
Dr. Spaulding and her husband reside in Forest, Virginia with their three children. They feel blessed to live in such a beautiful part of the country and enjoy hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains as well as gardening, cooking, running, and camping.


Present Associate Professor of Education, Liberty University School of Education

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Liberty University
School of Education
DeMoss Hall, AM 1165
1971 University Dr.
Lynchburg, VA 24502
Phone: 434.592.4307
Fax: 434.582.2468


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