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Lynn Wilder

Professor, Special Education
Phone: (239) 590-7787
Office: MH - #291

Dr. Lynn K. Wilder is a researcher with more than 50 peer-reviewed publications in the past 15 years at the intersection of the fields of special education and multicultural education. Her doctorate is in education with a cognate in special education emotional/behavioral disorders and a minor in educational leadership/adult education. Dr. Wilder worked for many years with students and adults who struggle in school: students for whom English is a Second Language, students who are homeless, dropouts, and students with disabilities, specifically students with emotional and/or behavioral challenges. As a professor, she investigates the challenges of behavior problems on the mental health of families and the social issues, like poverty, that impact student outcomes. She is the author of two parent-friendly books on Positive Behavior Support, developed from years of research with families of children with challenging behavior in the Family HOPE project where she serves as co-director. Recently her research covers the current state of diverse faculty and students in higher education. Dr. Wilder’s 2012 article entitled, White Voice in Multiculturalism: Belonging, Respect, and Role as Cultural Broker, was the number-one, most-accessed article ever in the journal Multicultural Learning and Teaching. She teaches courses in the undergraduate and graduate special education programs and in the doctoral program.

For more information, please view Dr. Wilder's curriculum vita.



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