Christine Givner, Ph.D.
Dean and Professor
Office: 704 Maytum Hall Phone: (716)673-3311
Dr. Givner has extensive experience in the areas of the education of students with
emotional/behavior disorders and learning disabilities and the use of technology to
facilitate the learning of students with disabilities, with gifts and talents, or
at-risk for academic failure. She is the Dean of the College of Education at SUNY
Fredonia. She has particular interest and expertise concerning the following issues:
a) establishing successful learning environments in inclusive, heterogeneous classroom
b) formal, informal, and authentic assessment
c) change and innovation in schools
d) collaboration and consultation in schools
e) the instruction of students with mild/moderate disabilities or at-risk for academic
f) the use of teacher research to facilitate greater teacher reflection.
- Curriculum/Instructional Adaptations for Heterogeneous Schooling
- Authentic Assessment
- Distance Learning in Teacher Education
- Services and Schooling for Students with Emotional/Behavioral Difficulties, Learning
Disabilities, or Gifts/Talents
- Innovation in Schools
- The Integration of Technology into the Curriculum
- Research Methodologies (Applied Behavior Analysis, Qualitative/Action
- Research, Quantitative/Group Subjects Designs/Parametric Statistics)
- “Professional Competencies Required by Educators in Inclusive Schools”
- “Distance Education in Teacher Education”
- “The Recruitment and Retention of CLD Teacher Candidates in Teacher Education Programs”
- “Mentoring New Faculty in Comprehensive Universities”
- “Evidence-based Practices in Teacher Education: A Policy Analysis”
- Givner, C. C., & Brodwin, M. G. (2010). Learning disabilities. In M. G. Brodwin, F.
Tellez, & S. K. Brodwin (Eds.), Medical, psychosocial, and vocational aspects of disabilities
(3rd ed.). Athens, GA: Elliott & Fitzpatrick, Inc.
- Smith, D. D., Pion, G., Skow, K., Tyler, N., Yzquierdo, Z., Givner, C. C., & Brown,
J. (2005, September). IRIS Center for faculty enhancements: On-line course enhancement
modules and materials for use in the preparation of educational professionals. New
Horizons for Learning. Retrieved September 26, 2005 from http://www.newhorizons.org/spneeds/inclusion/staff/smith%20et%20al.htm
- Falvey, M. A., & Givner, C. C. (2005). What is an inclusive school? In R. Villa &
J. S. Thousand (Eds.), Creating an inclusive school (3rd ed.). Alexandria, VA: Association
for Supervision and Curriculum.
- Lane, K. L., Pierson, M. R., & Givner, C. C. (2004). Secondary teachers' views on
social competence: Skills essential for success. Journal of Special Education, 38(3), 174-186.
- Lane, K. L., Givner, C. C., & Pierson, M. R. (2004). Teacher expectation of student
behavior: Social skills necessary for success in elementary classrooms. Journal of Special Education. 38(2), 104-110.
- Dingle, M., Falvey, M. A., Givner, C., & Haager, D. (2004). Essential special and
general education teacher competencies for preparing teachers for inclusive settings.
Issues in Teacher Education. 13(1), 35-50.
- Ph.D. Special Education August, 1987 University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
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