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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 at the University of Florida. She earned her M.S.Ed. in Exceptional Student Education from Nova Southeastern University in 2009. Dr. Chapman has worked as a K-6 teacher and school-based reading coach in Miami-Dade County Public Schools for eight years. During this time, she collaborated with faculty from the University of Miami to develop a professional learning community for student interns at the school site. In addition to supervising interns, she provided guest lectures at the university on how the district used data-based decision making. She then went on to pursue a Ph.D. in Teaching and Learning with a specialization in special education. While a graduate assistant, she taught undergraduate courses in classroom management and served as the project coordinator for a federally funded research grant testing a reading intervention curriculum designed specifically for adolescent struggling readers. Dr. Chapman received her doctorate in 2018 and has since been appointed as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Florida. Her current research is broadly focused on the experiences of special educators including their perceptions of their working conditions and their autonomy in curricular decision-making.


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, August 2018-present

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

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

Graduate Research Assistant, University of Miami, 2015-2018

Elementary Reading Coach, Bel-Aire Elementary School, Cutler Bay, FL, 2013-2015

Activities and Honors

Professional Associations

American Education Research Association, Division K

Council for Learning Disabilities, Diversity Committee Member

University Supervisor, David Fairchild Elementary, Miami, Florida

Special Education Graduate Program Folio Development Committee, University of Miami

Teacher Education Program Committee, University of Miami

Doctoral Program Professional Seminar Restructuring Committee, University of Miami

Selected Publications

Chapters in Books

Chapman, L. A., & Morris, C. T. (forthcoming). 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. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Journal Articles

Chapman, L. A., Calhoon, M. B., & Krawec, J. (2018). Using cluster analysis to explore differences in the reading self-perceptions of adolescent struggling readers. Middle Grades Research Journal, 12, 39-49.