Linda Lengyel

Associate Professor

Linda Lengyel

Linda’s work has focused on supporting persons with complex needs, considered to have severe disabilities in inclusive environments. Before entering higher education, she supported persons with severe disabilities and their families in school, work, employment, and home settings. Linda also has an extensive history of advocacy activities, supporting IEP teams, as well as advocating for systemic and policy changes. Previous to coming to Lesley, Linda was a faculty member in higher education for over 15 years.

Education: BS, Pennsylvania State University; M.Ed., University of Pittsburgh; PhD, University of Pittsburgh

Selected Publications

  • Lengyel, L., & Vernon-Dotson, L. J. (2010). Case-based pedagogy in teacher preparation programs: Examples from practice. Teacher Education and Special Education.
  • Lengyel, L. & Evans, B. (December, 2010). Removing Barriers To The General Education Curriculum Using AT: Teacher Preparation. the TASH 35th Annual Conference. Denver, Colorado.
  • Lengyel, L. & Evans, B. (November, 2010). Assistive Technology squared: Learning Outcomes for both teacher candidates and the students they teach. Presented at the Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children Annual Conference. St. Louis, Missouri.
  • Lengyel, L., Slesaransky-Poe, G., & Brinkley, J. (November, 2009). Exemplary Practices in Inclusive Educational Settings. Presentation at the TASH 2009 Annual Conference. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  • Lengyel, L. & Inman, S. (November, 2009). Combining AT, AAC and Literacy: A Case Study of a Secondary Student. Presentation at the TASH 2009 Annual Conference. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  • Lengyel, L. (April, 2009). Functional Sight Word Instruction Using a Guided Visual Attention Approach. Poster presentation at the Council for Exceptional Children 2009 Annual Conference and Expo. Seattle, Washington.
  • Lengyel, L. & Evans. B. (April, 2008). Relationships and connections: Gaskin settlement agreement, National legal climate, IDEIA and NCLB. Poster presentation at the Council for Exceptional Children 2008 Annual Conference and Expo. Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Lengyel, L. & Vernon-Dotson, L. J. (April, 2008). Professional development with teachers in an alternative education program: student outcomes. Poster presentation at the Council for Exceptional Children 2008 Annual Conference and Expo. Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Vernon-Dotson, L. J., Lengyel, L. & Lane, M. (February, 2008). School-university partnerships: Collaborating with an alternative program. Presentation at the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education 60th Annual Meeting and Exhibits. New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Lengyel, L., & Vernon-Dotson, L. J. (November, 2007). Case based pedagogy in teacher preparation programs. Presentation at the Teacher Education of the Council for Exception Children 2007 Annual Conference. Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
  • Lengyel, L. & Vernon-Dotson, L. J. (2007). Professional development with teachers in an alternative education program: student outcomes. Poster presentation at the Council for Exceptional Children 2008 Annual Conference and Expo. Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Lengyel, L. & Evans, B., Ransom, B. & Gran, J. (December, 2007). The trials and tribulations of being an expert witness. Presentation at the Annual Conference of TASH. Seattle, Washington.
  • Evans, B., Lane, M., Lengyel, L., Levitt, K., & Mautino, R. (March, 2006). Inquiry as Means for Developing PDS Relationships. Presented at the 2006 Professional Development Schools National Conference. Orlando, Florida.
  • Lengyel, L. & Lane, M. (March, 2006). Leading Teacher Program and Professional Development Schools: The Impact of One PDS Relationship on a Teacher Preparation Program. Presented at the 2006 Professional Development Schools National Conference. Orlando, Florida.
  • Lengyel, L. (November, 2005). A Case Study Approach to Prepare Teachers of Students with Severe Disabilities. A Facilitated Conversation Presented at the TED/TAM (Teacher Education Division / Technology and Media division of Council for Exceptional Children) Conference. Portland, Maine.