Laila Richman

Assistant Dean and Associate Professor

Laila Richman

Contact Information

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OFFICE
Hawkins Hall, Room 304G

Education

Ph.D., Special Education (Instructional Technology and Research), University of Kansas, 2005

M.S. Ed., Special Education (High Incidence Disabilities), University of Kansas, 2003

B.S., Elementary Education: K-9th (Minor in Special Education), University of Kansas, 2000

Areas of Expertise

Instructional Technology, Universal Design for Learning, Teacher Preparation, Collaboration

Selected Publications

Richman, L. J. (accepted). Using online case studies to enhance teacher preparation. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education.

Richman, L.J., Wittmann, C., & Madden, M. (2014). The Story of a Unique Collaborative Partnership Focused on Preparing Effective Teachers to be Successful in High-Poverty/High-Minority Schools. School-University Partnerships.

Shady, S., Luther, V. & Richman, L.J. (2013). Teaching the teachers: A study of perceived professional development needs of educators to enhance positive attitudes toward inclusive practices. Education Research and Perspectives 40, 169-191.

Richman, L.J., Richman, W.A., & Fuller, D.P. (2011). Supporting universally designed instruction through the use of iPod Touch technology. Journal of Special Education Technology 26(1), 57-60.

Luther, V., & Richman, L. J. (2009). Teacher attrition: Listening to teachers to find a solution. Academic Leadership 7(4).

Richman, L. J. & Venn, M. (2007). Book and material reviews: “Collaborating with families: A case study approach”. Journal of Educational & Psychological Consultation 17, 95-100.

Selected Presentations

Richman, L. J. (2016). Collaborative Professional Development to Promote Access to the Next Generation Science Standards. Presentation at the Council for Exceptional Children Convention and Expo, St. Louis, Missouri.

Richman, L. J. (2015). Examining the efforts of a collaborative partnership focused on preparing future teachers for high-poverty, culturally and linguistically diverse schools. Presentation at the National Professional Development School Conference, Atlanta, Georgia.

Madden, M., Wittmann, C., Beiter, J., Davis, J., Dean, P., Dupuis, J., Frazier, L., Moore, L., Richman, L. J., Savick, S.(2015). Preparing educators for high poverty/culturally and linguistically diverse schools: A manual for teacher educators, teachers, and principals. Workshop at the National Professional Development School Conference, Atlanta, Georgia.

Richman, L. J. (2015). Learning by doing: Preparing pre-service teachers to use mobile technology in the classroom. Presentation at the 67th AACTE Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia.

Richman, L. J. (2014). Collaborating to integrate common core standards in English language arts across disciplines. Presentation at the Council for Exceptional Children Convention and Expo, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Richman, L.J. (2013). Designing a framework to facilitate effective implementation of “app” technology for diverse learners. Presentation at the Council for Exceptional Children Convention and Expo, San Antonio, Texas.

Richman, L. J., Eustis, A., Konefsky, B., & Rothman, C. (2014). Working together to effectively prepare teachers for high-poverty, diverse schools. Presentation at the National Professional Development School Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Selected Grants

Richman, L. J. (Principal Investigator), & Neville, E. (2016). NGSS+: Integrating the Next Generation Science Standards, Universal Design for Learning, High-Leverage Teaching Practices, and ELA Common Core Standards to Promote Learning for All Elementary, Middle, and High School Students, Improving Teacher Quality (ITQ) State Grant Program: Partnership Grants for Professional Development (Phase 14), Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC). $142,486 (2016-2017).

Richman, L. J. (Principal Investigator), & Neville, E. (2014). Leading from the Classroom: Teachers Integrating the Next Generation Science Standards Science and Engineering Practices, Universal Design for Learning, and ELA Common Core Standards to Promote Learning for All Middle and High School Students, Improving Teacher Quality (ITQ) State Grant Program: Partnership Grants for Professional Development (Phase 13), Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC). $145,900 (2015-2016).

Richman, L. J. (Principal Investigator), & Neville, E. (2013). Transitioning to the Next Generation Science Standards: Integrating the Science and Engineering Practices, Universal Design for Learning, Co-Teaching, and ELA Common Core Standards to Promote Learning for All Middle School Students, Improving Teacher Quality (ITQ) State Grant Program: Partnership Grants for Professional Development (Phase 12), Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC). $150,000 (2014-2015).

Richman, L. J. (2013). Designing a Framework to Facilitate Effective Implementation of “App” Technology for Diverse Learners, France Merrick Research Grant Award, Towson University. $3000 (2013-2014).

Selected Service

State Team Member, NCATE Board of Examiners

Reviewer, Journal of Special Education Technology

NCATE Specialized Program Association (SPA) Reviewer (CEC)

Maryland State Council for Exceptional Children, President

Maryland State Professional Development School Conference Planning Committee

Towson University Assessment Council, Chair