C&I Faculty:


College of Education
Office of the Dean
705 Maytum Hall
SUNY Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3311 phone
(716) 673-3794 fax

 

Curriculum & Instruction
E268 Thompson Hall
SUNY Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3701 phone
(716) 673-4664 fax

Language, Learning & Leadership
E262 Thompson Hall
SUNY Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3702 phone
(716) 673-4664 fax

Laura Geraci-Crandall
Laura M. Geraci, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Special Education
Program Coordinator of Childhood Inclusive Education & CAS


Office: TH E 240 Phone: (716)673-3312
Email: crandalg@fredonia.edu

 

Introduction

Dr. Geraci, a Past Director of Special Education at Chautauqua Lake Central School, she has been an instructor at SUNY Fredonia for the past six years. She is currently teaching the undergraduate section for adolescent majors of Exceptional Children and supervises the field experience.  She is co-advisor of CEC Student Chapter.

Scholarly/Teaching Interests

  • Curriculum
  • Family and Siblings of Students with Disabilities
  • Autism
  • Teacher preparation programs, specifically for diverse and inclusive settings
  • Effective field experiences
  • Ensuring “voice” for students with disabilities

Recent Publications

  • Jabot, M., Maheady, L., & Harper, G., Geraci-Crandall, L. (2007). The Impact of Inquiry-Based Science Instruction on Student Learning and Level of Participation. Journal of Applied Behavioral Analysis. (in review)
  • Magieria, K., & Geraci-Crandall, L. M. (2007) Student's Perceptions of Families with Children with Disabilities. (in progress)
  • Magieria, K., Geraci-Crandall, L. M., Simmons, R., Ro, J., Bird, C., & Bier, C. (2007) Tutoring Literacy (in progress).
  • Magiera, K., Geraci, L. M., Simmons, R., Ro, J., Bird, & Beier, C. (2010). Undergraduate teacher candidate knowledge and beliefs about literacy. Exceptional Individuals.
  • Geraci, L.M. & Fitzgerald, C. (Manuscript preparation). The impact of parent and sibling perceptions on living with family members with disabilities on teacher candidates.
  • Geraci, L.M.(Manuscript preparation). The impact on learning and social relations within a triadic tutoring relationship.

Recent Presentations

  • Geraci-Crandall, L.M., & Sobjack, J. (February 2007). Differentiating Instruction for Science. Workshop facilitator for YISWTKP, Silver Creek Central School District, Silver Creek, NY.
  • Geraci-Crandall, L.M., Jabot, M., & Gradel, K. (November 2007). UDL: 10 East Steps to Teach it, Learn it, and Use it, TED Annual Conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
  • Geraci-Crandall, L.M., Jabot, M., & Gradel, K. (June 2007). Differentiating Instruction with Technology. Conference on Instructional Technologies, Plattsburgh, NY.
  • Geraci-Crandall, L. M., & Rafferty, L. (June 2007). Basic Overview of Functional Behavior Assessment. Tonawanda School District, Tonawanda, NY.
  • Geraci-Crandall, L. M. (November 2006). The IDEA and Research for Inclusive Settings (IRIS) Center for Faculty Enhancement. New York State Council for Exceptional Children Annual Convention, Albany, NY.
  • Raimondi, S., Geraci-Crandall, L.M., Kerber, C., & Rafferty, L. (November 2006). Life after Graduation, Albany, NY.
  • Geraci-Crandall, L. M., Stuchio, L. (June 2006). Online Supports for Preservice and Professional Development\'82\'c4\'b6Meet IRIS and myLab.School. Western Region Task Force on Quality Inclusive Schooling, West Seneca, NY.
  • Geraci-Crandall, L. M., & Givner, C. (May 2006). Project IRIS: The Use of Technologically Mediated Materials in Teacher Education. Poster Presentation, Conference on Instructional Technologies, Fredonia, NY.
  • Geraci-Crandall, L. M., Raimondi, S., & Gradel, K. (May 2006). Universal Design for Learning: Strategies for \'82\'c4\'faJust doing it\'82\'c4\'f9 in Higher Education. Conference on Instructional Technologies, Fredonia, NY.
  • Geraci-Crandall, L. M. (May 2006). Using Mind Maps to Evaluate Preservice Teachers\'82\'c4\'f4 Knowledge of Disabilities and Instructional Strategies Appropriate for those Disabilities. New York Higher Education Support Center for Systems Change, 11th Conference on Inclusive Schools and Communities, Ryebrook, NY.
  • Geraci-Crandall, L. M., Gradel, K., Raimondi, S., & Jabot, M. (May 2006). Higher Education Induction Supports for New Faculty: What\'82\'c4\'f4s Up? What\'82\'c4\'f4s Needed? New York Higher Education Support Center for Systems Change, 11th Conference on Inclusive Schools and Communities, Ryebrook, NY.
  • Geraci-Crandall, L. M., & Gradel, K. (May 2006). Building Skills in Differentiating Instruction in k-12 Inclusive Classrooms: A District-IHE Approach to Professional Development. New York Higher Education Support Center for Systems Change, 11th Conference on Inclusive Schools and Communities, Ryebrook, NY.

Grants

  • Geraci, L.M. (2010). The impact on learning and social relations within a triadic tutoring relationship. Western New York Higher Education Task Force Mini Grant.
  • Geraci, L.M. (Grant preparation). The effectiveness of varied pathways of teacher education: A literature review. NYACTE: Political action Initiative: Literature review Mini-Grants.

Education

  • 2009 Ph.D. SUNY Buffalo
  • 1996 C.A.S., Educational Administration, SUNY Fredonia
  • 1990 M.S., Exceptional Education, Buffalo State College
  • 1986 B.S., Psychology & Sociology, University at Buffalo

Certifications

  • 1996 School District Administrator Permanent Certificate, New York State
  • 1996 School Administrator and Supervisor Certificate, New York State
  • 1990 Permanent Teaching Certificate, N-12, Exceptional Education, New York State




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