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Chapman, Lindsey

Lindsey Chapman HeadshotClinical Assistant Professor
School of Special Education, School Psychology, and Early Childhood Studies

College of Education
University of Florida
1403 Norman Hall
P.O. Box 117050
Gainesville, FL 32611
Phone number: 352-273-4271
Fax number: 352-392-2655

Research Biography

Lindsey A. Chapman, Ph.D. is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the School of Special Education, School Psychology, and Early Childhood Studies (SESPECS) at the University of Florida. Dr. Chapman serves as the program coordinator for the online Ed.D. in Special Education and teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses within the college. She teaches courses related to instructional strategies/high-leverage practices for inclusive settings, practicum seminar, teachers and learners in inclusive schools, collaborative practice, and family engagement. Dr. Chapman is committed to addressing issues of inclusion, diversity, equity, and access within and across her courses.

Dr. Chapman’s professional focus is on teacher education; more specifically, she centers her work on the preparation and development of pre- and in-service teachers in supporting students with and without disabilities in inclusive settings. Primarily driven by qualitative approaches, her research has explored issues such as the mandated use of scripted curriculum in urban schools, access to teacher-driven professional development opportunities, and culturally relevant practice. She writes for both academic and practitioner audiences with published papers in peer-reviewed journals such as Intervention in School and Clinic and The Reading Teacher. Prior to pursuing her Ph.D., Dr. Chapman was an elementary school teacher, clinical teacher, and reading coach in Miami-Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS).


Ph.D. in Teaching and Learning (with specialization in Special Education), 2018
University of Miami

M.S.Ed. in Exceptional Student Education, 2009
Nova Southeastern University

B.S.Ed. in Elementary Education, 2007
University of Miami

B.S. in International Studies, 2007
University of Miami

Key Professional Appointments

Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Special Education, School Psychology, and Early Childhood Studies, 2018-present

Program Coordinator, Online Ed.D. in Special Education, School of Special Education, School Psychology, and Early Childhood Studies, 2018-present

Activities and Honors

Editorial Review Board, Journal of Culture and Values in Education (2020-present)

Editorial Review Board, Journal of the American Academy of Special Education (2017-present)

Editorial Review Board, Special Education Research, Policy, and Practice (2017-present)

Reviewer, Teacher Education and Special Education (2019-present)


Senior Research Associate (2019-present) – “Supporting Educators’ Academic Literacies and Enhanced Discourse” (SEALED), Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) SEED Grant; PI’s Mary A. Avalos, Wendy Cavendish, Luciana de Oliveira, Ana Gutierrez, and Wandarece Ruan

Selected Publications

Chapters in Books

Chapman, L. A.,*Mullen, D., *Kaplan, R., & *Freeman, A. (in press). Fostering student engagement through the creation of a positive learning environment for diverse students. In L. C. de Oliveira & A. Menda (Eds.), English Language Teaching Methods, Approaches, and Lessons. Information Age Publishing.

Chapman, L. A., & Morris, C. T. (2018). From caring to cared for: Prioritizing an ethic of care for special educators. In K. N. Daniels & K. Billingsley (Eds.), Creating Caring and Supportive Educational Environments for Meaningful Learning. IGI Global.

Journal Articles

Morris, C. T., Cavendish, W., Chapman, L. A., Ocasio-Stoutenburg, L., & Kibler, K. (2020). Teacher perceptions of implementation practices to support secondary students in special education. Preventing School Failure, 64(1), 19-27. http://doi.org/10.1080/1045988X.2019.1628000

Kressler, B., Chapman, L. A., Kunkel, A., & Hovey, K. (2019). Culturally responsive data-based decision making in high school settings. Intervention in School and Clinic, 55(4), 214-220. https://doi.org/10.1177/1053451219855737

Morris, C. T. & Chapman, L. A. (2019). A review of timeless learning: How imagination, observation, and zero-based thinking changes schools. Journal of Culture and Values in Education2(1), 113-118. https://cultureandvalues.org/index.php/JCV/article/view/28

Kibler, K., & Chapman, L. A. (2018). Six tips for using culturally relevant texts in diverse classrooms. The Reading Teacher, 72(6), 741-744. https://doi.org/10.1002/trtr.1775

* Denotes student co-authors

Selected Links

Journal of Culture and Values in Education, Special Issue (2020)
Guest Editors: C. T. Morris & L. A. Chapman