Christina Curran, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
(319) 273-3848
Office Location: 

Schindler Education Center 120
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0601


BA Special Education, Ball State University
ME Special Education, University of New Mexico
Ph.D. Special Education, University of New Mexico

Areas of Expertise 

Teacher preparation and collaboration
Inclusive curricular design and assessment practices
Middle and secondary instructional and transition strategies
Learning disabilities
Teacher advocacy
Single subject
Action research

Research Interests 

Effective teaching practices and teacher evaluation
UDL-academic literacy in content classrooms
Reflection in teacher prepration
Evidence-based secondary special education practices
Teacher advocacy Transdisciplinary middle level and high school transition practices
Field based use of assistive technology in teacher preparation

Selected Publications 

DePaepe, J., Lambert, C., Curran, C., Weiner, C., & Shorr, D. (In press). Assessing teacher candidate dispositions: A validation study. Manuscript accepted. Northwest Passage (Peer-referred journal of the Northwest Association of Teacher Educators).

Etscheidt, S. & Curran,C.M. (In press). Peer-reviewed research and Individualized Education Programs (IEPs): An examination of intent and impact. Invited manuscript submission. Exceptionality.

Etscheidt, S., & Curran, C.M. (In press). Reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA, 2004): The peer-reviewed research requirement. Journal of Disability Policy Studies.

Weston, J.R., Curran, C.M., Majsterek, D.J, & Prigge, D. J. (In press). An exploratory study in self-reported school-wide response to intervention reading practices Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 16 (3).