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Crockett, Jean



Professor
School of Special Education, School Psychology and Early Childhood Studies

College of Education
University of Florida
1410 Norman Hall
PO Box 117050
Gainesville FL 32611
352-273-4292
jcrockett@coe.ufl.edu

Research Biography

Jean B. Crockett, Ph.D., is Professor in the School of Special Education, School Psychology, and Early Childhood Studies at the University of Florida. She earned her doctorate in Special Education from the University of Virginia, and previously served as a teacher, building principal, and special education administrator in New York. Dr. Crockett’s research addresses legal issues and leadership practices that foster effective instruction for students with disabilities, as well as the intersection of special education with education in the arts for children and youth with disabilities. Her publications address conceptual, historical, and legal foundations of special education, and frameworks for leading special education in contemporary schools. She has published five books, in addition to multiple book chapters and articles in peer reviewed journals. She is a past-president of the Division for Research of the Council for Exceptional Children, and serves on six editorial boards for peer reviewed journals. She is an associate editor for the Journal of Special Education Leadership, and the special education editor for the Journal of Law and Education.

Degrees

Ph.D.  University of Virginia, 1997, Special Education, (sub-focus: Leadership, Foundations, and Policy)

Ed.S.  St. John’s University, 1987, Educational Administration and Supervision

M.A.  State University of New York, Stony Brook, 1975, Elementary Education; Music Education

B.A.  Marymount Manhattan College, 1968, History

Key Professional Appointments

Director–School of Special Education, School Psychology, & Early Childhood Studies (SESPECS) 2010-2016

Professor–Special Education, 2010

Acting Director–SESPES, 2009-2010

Associate Professor–Special Education, 2005-2010

Activities and Honors

  • Past President (2007–2011):  Council for Exceptional Children, Division for Research
  • Special Education Editor (2001-present):  Journal of Law and Education
  • Associate Editor (2006-2010):  Journal of Disability Policy Studies
  • Associate Editor (2005-present):  Journal of Special Education Leadership
  • Guest Editor:  Exceptionality, 2007, 15(3), Administrating Special Education: The Changing Landscape of Leadership
  • Editorial Review Boards:  Exceptional Children, Exceptionality, Learning Disabilities Quarterly, Journal of Disability Policy Studies

Scholarly Institutes

2008-present: Designed and produced the Doctoral Student Seminars in Special Education Research, an online seminar series engaging 10 doctoral student scholars selected annually through a national competition sponsored by the Division for Research of the Council for Exceptional Children.

Grants

2013- 2018: Leadership Preparation Writing Team: Collaboration for Effective Educator Development and Reform (CEEDAR) Center. US DOE, Office of Special Education Programs, $25 million.

2010-2015: Co PI: Investing in Innovation (i-3) Grant: The Florida Master Teacher Initiative. US DOE and Miami Dade Public Schools, University of Florida, $3.3 million.

2007-2011: PI. Project EXCEL: Expanding the Capacity of Educational Leaders to Drive Accountability and Change in Special Education. US DOE, Office of Special Education Programs, leadership training grant funding doctoral preparation in special education administration, University of Florida, $800,000.

Selected Publications

Books

Crockett, J. B., Billingsley, B., & Boscardin, M. L. (Eds.). (2012). Handbook of leadership and administration for special education. New York: Routledge

Brownell, M. T., Smith, S. J., Crockett, J. B., & Griffin, C. C. (2012). Inclusive instruction: Evidence-based practices for teaching students with disabilities. New York: Guilford.

Chapters

Crockett, J. B., Berry, K., & Anderson, A. (2015). Where are we now: The research on arts integration and special education. In A. Anderson (Ed.), Arts integration and special education (pp. 157-188). New York: Routledge.

Crockett, J. B. (2014). Reflections on the concept of the Least Restrictive Environment in special education. In B. Cook, M. Tankersley, & T. Landrum, (Eds.), Special education past, present, and future perspectives from the field: Advances in learning and behavioral disabilities (Vol. 27; pp. 39-61). London: Emerald.

Billingsley, B. S., Crockett, J. B., & Kamman, M. (2014). Recruiting and retaining teachers and administrators in special education. In E. McCray & P. Sindelar, (Eds.), Handbook of research on special education teacher preparation, (pp. 94-112). New York: Routledge.

Crockett, J. B. (2013). IEPs, Least Restrictive Environment, and placement (revised). In M. A. Gooden, S. Eckes, J. F. Mead, L. R. McNeil, & M. S. Torres (Eds.), The principal’s legal handbook (5th ed), (pp. 241-266). Dayton, OH: Education Law Association.

Brigham, F. J., & Crockett, J. B. (2013). Using assessments to determine placement in the Least Restrictive Environment for students with disabilities. In M. Tankersley & B. Cook (Eds.), Research-based practices in special education, (pp. 287-300). Boston, MA: Pearson.

Brigham, F. J., & Crockett, J. B. (2013). Using assessments to determine placement in the Least Restrictive Environment for students with disabilities. In J. W. Lloyd, T. J. Landrum, B. G. Cook, & M. Tankersley (Eds.), Research-based approaches for assessment (pp. 70-83). Boston, MA: Pearson. Reprinted with permission from M. Tankersley & B. Cook (Eds.), Research-based practices in special education. Boston, MA: Pearson.

Crockett, J. B., Filippi, E. A.,* & Morgan, C. W.* (2012). Included, but underserved? Rediscovering special education for students with learning disabilities. In B. Y. L. Wong, (Ed.) Learning about learning disabilities (3rd ed), (pp. 405-436). San Diego, CA: Academic Press.

Crockett, J. B. (2012). Developing educational leaders for the realities of special education in the 21st century. In J. B. Crockett, B. S. Billingsley, & M. L. Boscardin, (Eds.). Handbook of leadership and administration for special education (pp. 52-66). New York: Taylor & Francis.

Crockett, J. B. (2011). Conceptual models for leading and administrating special education. In J. M. Kauffman & D. P. Hallahan (Eds.), Handbook of special education (pp. 351-362). New York: Routledge.

Yell, M. M., & Crockett, J. B. (2011). Revisiting the meaning of a free appropriate public education. In J. M. Kauffman & D. P. Hallahan (Eds.), Handbook of special education (pp. 77-90). New York: Routledge.

Contributions to Books

Crockett, J. B. (in press). Least Restrictive Environment. In A. E. Wenzel (Ed.). Encyclopedia of clinical and abnormal psychology. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Crockett, J. B. (Editor, Section VI). (2011). Policy and leadership in the administration of special education: Introduction to Section VI. In J. M. Kauffman & D. P. Hallahan (Eds.), Handbook of special education (p. 349). New York: Routledge.

Articles

Billingsley, B., McLeskey, J. L., & Crockett, J. B. (in press). Success for all students: Leading for effective and inclusive schools. Focus on Exceptional Children.

Gagnon, J. C., Murphy, K. M., Steinberg, M. A., Gaddis, J., Crockett, J. B. (2013). IDEA-related professional development in juvenile corrections schools. Journal of Special Education Leadership, 26, 93-105.

Selected Links

Council for Exceptional Children, Division for Research www.cecdr.org

Museum of disABILITY History http://museumofdisability.org/

VSA: the International Organization on Arts and Disability http://www.kennedy-center.org/education/vsa/