Dr. Roffman is Professor Emerita in the Graduate School of Education, retiring after many years working in special education.
Arlyn Roffman, Professor Emerita
Professional Title: Professor Emerita
Areas of Academic Focus and Expertise: Transition needs of youth with disabilities; impact of disabilities on the lives of adults with disabilities; social skills training; mental health and disabilities
Area of Work and Concentration at Lesley: Special education; support for candidates for teaching licensure
Representative List of Recent Courses Taught: Collaboration with Professionals, Families, and Community; Practicum and Seminar in Moderate Disabilities
Education: BA, Connecticut College; MEd, Lesley College; PhD, Boston College
Representative List of Recent Publications / Exhibitions:
Dr. Roffman taught at Lesley beginning in 1976, working most her time here with graduate students in special education. The exception was a 15-year period beginning in 1981, when she founded the Threshold Program and served as director of this comprehensive transition program for young adults with significant learning problems, the first of its kind in the nation based on a college campus. Returning to a faculty role in 1996 allowed her to write two more books and numerous other publications related to transition and to present and consult extensively on this topic throughout the US and abroad. In 2011 the Learning Disabilities Association of America presented Dr. Roffman with the LDA Award, its highest honor. She has served on a number of national boards related to individuals with disabilities and very much enjoys teaching and mentoring new teachers. Dr. Roffman is also a licensed psychologist and maintains a small practice serving adults with disabilities.
All PreK-12 Programs
Initial Licensure Programs
Professional Licensure and Non-Licensure Programs
School-Based Teacher Residency Programs
Professional Development and Centers
Alumni in the News
Field Placement/Student Teaching
New Teacher Community
Graduate School of Education Home
About the School
Examining Race: Resources
888.LESLEY.U / 617.349.8300
Request more information
Schedule a campus visit
Get your application started today!