Lakshmi Mahadevan, Ph.D.

Center on Disability and Development
578 John Kimbrough Blvd. STE 117
Mail Stop 2251
College Station, TX 77843-2251
 
Phone: 979-845-4374
Email: lmahadevan@ag.tamu.edu
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Last Updated: June 13, 2014

Lakshmi Mahadevan
 

Primary Activity Coordinators: Community Support
Research
Technical Assistance
Discipline Coordinators: Education
Specialty Resource Contacts: Career and technical education
Project/Program/Clinic Contacts: Career and Technical Special Populations Training and Resource Education Center (CTSP Center)
 
Discipline(s): Education/Special Education
Career and Technical Education
 
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership
 
Research: CTE Teacher Professional Development, CTE Teacher Competencies for Effectively serving Special Populations and Career Development of Students with Special Needs
Education: Career Development Education, Special Education, Educational Psychology

Vita/Bio


EDUCATION

Ph.D. Texas A&M University (Educational Psychology)

AREAS OF INTEREST

Career and Technical Education, Career Development, Special Education

EXTERNALLY FUNDED PROJECTS

Coordinated the activities of a state-funded grant (Texas Education Agency) since 2003 ($850,000 over the past three years). The "Career and Technical Education Special Populations Training and Resource Education Center" (CTSP Center) provides access to career and technology (CTE) and special education-related multimedia information (books, curriculum materials, videos, online courses) to teachers, parents and education professionals throughout Texas and nationally.

PUBLICATIONS AND DISSEMINATION ACTIVITIES

Co-authored five peer-reviewed research papers, 7 newsletters, four grant reports and co-created eight online professional development modules for Career and Technical Education teachers. All publications are centered on addressing the needs of special populations within the educational context.

SUMMARY OF PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES

  • Presenting on special education issues in career and technical education instruction
  • Grant evaluation and report preparation
  • Teaching graduate level courses in career assessment
  • Statistical analyses of data and results interpretation
  • Website design and maintenance
  • Managing courses using E-Learning systems
  • Conversion of materials for electronic delivery
  • Paper and online survey design and implementation
  • Multicultural personal/career counseling