B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2002 M.S.Ed., University of Pennsylvania, 2003 Ph.D., University of Florida, 2013
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst, MA 01003
Dr. Alexandra A. Lauterbach’s scholarly interest centers on effective literacy instruction for elementary and secondary students with specific learning disabilities (SLD), and effective professional development for teachers of students with SLD. Specifically, she is interested in learning how dimensions of teacher cognition influence teacher quality and achievement of students with SLD, particularly in the area of literacy. Additionally, her research emphasizes teacher education at the preservice and inservice levels, focusing on how teacher educators can best prepare both high quality special educators and general educators able to deliver effective evidenced-based instruction.