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Lindy Crawford, Ph.D.

Ann Jones Endowed Chair in Special Education

College of Education, Texas Christian University

Lindy Crawford, Ph.D., is an associate professor of Special Education and the Ann Jones Endowed Chair in Special Education at Texas Christian University (TCU) in Fort Worth, TX. Dr. Crawford engages in research on the validity of large-scale assessments of students with and without disabilities, use of curriculum-based measures in the classroom and effective math interventions.

She currently is the principal investigator on a development grant funded by the Institute of Education Sciences (U. S. Department of Education) to research the feasibility and functionality of an online supplemental math curriculum for middle school students with math learning disabilities. Participants for this project include students at Starpoint School, one of two laboratory schools for students with disabilities in the College of Education at TCU. Dr. Crawford also is investigating the effect of “active electronic support tools” such as hyperlinks and audio support on students’ math performance. This project is in collaboration with the Center for Applied Technology at the University of Oregon. Dr. Crawford has received funding through the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs, Office of Innovation and Improvement, and Institute of Education Sciences.

Her research, conducted through the Alice S. Neeley Special Education Institute, has also been funded by the National Academy of Education and the Colorado Department of Education. Some of her publications appear in The Journal of Special Education, Exceptional Children, Remedial and Special Education, and The Journal of Learning Disabilities.