C&I Faculty:


College of Education
Office of the Dean
705 Maytum Hall
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3311 phone
(716) 673-3794 fax

 

Curriculum & Instruction
E268 Thompson Hall
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3701 phone
(716) 673-4664 fax

Language, Learning & Leadership
E262 Thompson Hall
State University of New York at 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


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

 

Introduction

Dr. Geraci, Program Coordinator for the Childhood Inclusive Education Program, has been with Fredonia since 2009. She is currently teaching graduate and undergraduate inclusive education courses, focusing on autism, classroom management and assessment. She is a member of the Faculty Senate and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advisory Council. She is co-advisor of CEC Student Chapter and Autism Speaks Student Chapter.


Scholarly/Teaching Interests

  • Family and Siblings of Students with Disabilities
  • Autism
  • Positive Behavior Intervention Supports
  • P-12 Partnerships
  • Bullying

Recent Publications

  • Geraci, L. M. & Fitzgerald, C (Eds.). (2012). Exploring bullying: An assault on human dignity. Oxfordshire: Harvestway House.                      
  • Magiera, K. & Geraci, L. M. (2014).Sustaining school-university partnerships: A twenty-year retrospective of tutoring in an after-school program. Rural Special Education Quarterly,33(1).
  • Fitzgerald, C., Geraci, L.M., & Crowell, M. (2014). Scaling up on rural schools using positive behavioral interventions and supports. Rural Special Education Quarterly, 33(1).
  • Kuo, Y. & Geraci, L.M. (2011). Sister’s caregiving experience to a sibling with Cerebral palsy-the impact to daughter-mother relationships. Sex roles,(DOI 10.1007/s11199-011-0098-y).
  • Magiera, K., Geraci, L., Simmons, R., Ro, J., Bird, C., & Beir, C. (2009). Undergraduate teacher candidate knowledge and beliefs about literacy. Exceptional Individuals, 34(3), 7-10.

Recent Presentations

  • Geraci, L. M. & Fitzgerald, C. Positive behavior supports and interventions and dignity for all students. (June 2015). Paper submitted for presentation at the 14th Biennial Conference of the International Association of Special Education (IASE), Wroclaw, Poland.
  • Magiera, K. & Geraci, L. M, Simmons, R., & Givner, C. (March 2015).Evidence-based practices in rural schools: Teacher candidates learn to do what’s best for all students. Paper submitted for presentation at the American Council for Rural Special Education (ACRES) 34th Annual National Conference: Celebrating Differences: Rural and Urban Schools at the Crossroads of Change, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Geraci, L. M., Gugino, J., & Berkley, M. (November 2014). The myth and reality of teaching Saudi Arabian students in a rural university campus. Paper submitted for presentation at Making Diversity Count: Ensuring Equity, Inclusion, Access and Impact Conference, Albany, New York.
  • Fitzgerald, C. & Geraci, L. M. (October 2014). Positive behavior supports and interventions and dignity for all students: The law or inherent wisdom? Paper accepted for presentation at the Third Biennial Conference of the World Federation of Associations of Teacher Education, Beijing, China.
  • Magiera, K. & Geraci, L. M. (March 2014). Lesson learned: Developing a consistent lesson plan in a rural teacher education. Paper accepted for presentation at the American Council for Rural Special Education (ACRES) 33rd  Annual National Conference, Tucson, Arizona.
  • Fitzgerald, C. & Geraci, L. M. (March 2014). A view of a rural school and successful SWPBIS. Paper accepted for presentation at the American Council for Rural Special Education (ACRES) 33rd Annual National Conference, Tucson, Arizona.
  • 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.

Grants

  • SUNY Teacher and Leader Education Network (S-TEN). Campus Based Clinically Rich Grant: Fredonia Partnership Initiative: C-TEN Erie 2-BOCES Partnership: BOCES-Fredonia Inclusive Education Collaboration. (Funded) Initiative Lead: Geraci, L.M.& Fitzgerald, C. (Summer 2014 – Spring 2015).
  • SUNY Teacher and Leader Education Network (S-TEN). Campus Based Clinically Rich Grant: Fredonia Partnership Initiative: C-TEN Brocton and Westfield School Districts Partnership Initiative: “The Thoughtful Classroom Professional Development Program”. (Funded) Initiative Lead: Geraci, L.M.& Fitzgerald, C. (Summer 2014 – Spring 2015).

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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