Meenakshi Gajria


Dr. Meenakshi Gajria is Professor of Teacher Education. She received her Ph.D. in Special Education from Pennsylvania State University. During her career of over twenty five years, she has worked with professional colleagues to prepare special education teachers, and to improve instructional practices that promote academic achievement for students, particularly for students with learning disabilities. In 2012, she was appointed inaugural dean of the School of Education.

Teaching and research are key components of her professional life. Passionate about teaching, she enjoys teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and involving students in research projects. Her scholarship interests include content area literacy, strategies to promote reading comprehension for students with learning disabilities, and instructional practices of teachers. She has published book chapters on reading interventions and several articles in journals, including Exceptional Children, Journal of Learning Disabilities, Remedial and Special Education, Focus on Exceptional Children,  and Learning Disabilities Research and Practice. She has also presented at several international, national, and state level conferences. Her grant-funded efforts have focused on Curriculum Development for Inclusive Teacher Preparation and Quality Indicators for Literacy, Positive Behavior Supports, and Effective Special Education Practice. She has been honored with the College’s Board of Trustees Award for Excellence.







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