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Christina Curran

Associate Professor
(319) 273-3848
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 preparation
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).



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