Patricia Lynch, Ph.D.

Center on Disability and Development
Department of Educational Psychology
Texas A&M University
Harrington 637C
Mail Stop 4225
College Station, TX 77843-4225
 
Phone: 979-845-9462
Email: pslynch@tamu.edu
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Last Updated: January 17, 2012

 

Specialty Resource Contacts: Clinical Professor of Special Education
 
Discipline(s): Education/Special Education
 
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership
 
Research: Family Involvement in Education
Secondary Special Education
Transition from School to Work

Vita/Bio

Patricia S. Lynch

(December 2011)

Clinical Professor, Educational Psychology

College of Education and Human Development, Texas A&M University

College Station, TX  77843-4225

(979) 845-9462

UIN:  601005843

 

Current and accurate as of 12/12/2011

 

 

Professional Interests

Secondary Special Education

Transition from School to Work

Teacher Preparation

Family Involvement in Education

 

Education

B. A. Curriculum and Instruction, Texas A&M University, 1982

M. S. Educational Psychology/Special Education, Texas A&M University, 1985

Ph. D. Vocational Education, Texas A&M University, 1992

 

Professional Licenses

Lifetime Teaching Certificate, State of Texas, Secondary English, Generic Special Education

NCATE Evaluator for Council for Exceptional Children

Strategic Instruction Model (SIM) Trainer, University of Kansas

 

Educational Experience

Clinical Professor, Educational Psychology, (September 2004 – present)

Clinical Associate Professor, Educational Psychology, (September 2001 – August 2004)

Senior Lecturer, Educational Psychology, Texas A&M University, (September 1998 – August 2001)

Visiting Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology, Texas A&M University, (January 1993 – August 1998)

Assistant Lecturer, Educational Psychology, Texas A&M University, (September 1990 - December 1992)

Instruction/Child Care Coordinator, Options for Young Parents, (September 1988 - August 1990)

Research Associate, Educational Psychology, Texas A&M University, (July 1987 - June 1988)

Graduate Assistant, Industrial, Vocational, and Technical Education, Texas A&M University, (September 1985 - June 1987)

Teacher, Secondary Special Education, Snook Independent School District, Snook, Texas, (September 1982 - May 1985)

 

Professional Associations

Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), Division of Career Development (DCD), Teacher Education Division (TED), Division of International Special Education and Services (DISES), Division for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Exceptional Learners (DDEL), Pioneers Division (CEC-PD)

Association for Career and Technology Education (ACTE), Special Needs Division

National Association of Vocational Education Special Needs Personnel (NAVESNP)

American Vocational Education Research Association (AVERA)

American Educational Research Association (AERA)

Southwestern Educational Research Association (SERA)

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)

Phi Delta Kappa (PDK)

Phi Kappa Phi


Publications

Lynch, P. S., & Vaquero, J. (in press). Natural Supports. In C. R. Reynolds, K. J. Vannest, & E. Fletcher-Janzen (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Special Education, New York: John Wiley & Sons.

 

Williams-Diehm, K. L., & Lynch, P. S. (2007). Student knowledge and perceptions of individual transition planning and process. The Journal for Vocational Special Needs Education, 29(3), 13-22.

 

Crawley, S. H., Lynch, P. S., & Vannest, K. (2006).  Off-task behavior.  Child & Family Behavior Therapy, 28(2), 29-48.

 

Lynch, P. S., & Bruhl, S. D.  (2005). Inclusion strategies for middle and high school settings. In P. Zionts (Ed.) Inclusion strategies for students with learning and behavior problems (2nd ed.) Austin, TX: Pro Ed.

 

Lynch, P. S. (2001). A review of the Life Centered Career Education Competency Assessment: Knowledge and Performance Batteries.  In J. T. Kapes & E. A. Whitfield (Eds.) A counselor's guide to career assessment instruments (4th ed.). Alexandria, VA:  Nactional Career Development Association.

 

Lynch, P., & Durbin, B. (2000). Transition planning for culturally and linguistically diverse students. In C. R. Reynolds & E. Fletcher-Janzen (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Special Education, (pp. 1822-1827). Ney York: John Wiley & Sons.

 

Presentations

Lynch, P. S., Vaquero, J., & Baker, M. (2011, July). Barriers to implementing best practices: Teachers share their perspectives. 2011 National Council for Community and Education Partnerships/GEARUP Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA.

 

Lynch, P. S., Vaquero, J., Grenwelge, C., & Baker, M. (2011, April). Incorporation of Self-Determination Training into a GEAR-UP Project. 2011 Council for Exceptional Children International Conference, National Harbor, MD.

 

Lynch, P. S., Vaquero, Juana, & Grenwelge, C. (2010, July). Self-Determination: A Strategy for Enhancing Postsecondary Outcomes for Students with Disabilities. 2010 National Council for Community and Education Partnerships/GEARUP Annual Conference, Washington, DC.

 

Williams-Diehm, K. L., & Lynch, P. S. (2010, April). Reaching transition goals: What happens after students graduate?.  2010 Council for Exceptional Children International Conference, Nashville, TN.

 

Lynch, P. S., & Montague, M.  (2010, April). Using universal design to explain difficult concepts to preservice educators.  2010 Council for Exceptional Children International Conference, Nashville, TN.

 

Lynch, P. S., & Montague, M. (2010, January). Using universal design to demonstrate teaching strategies to pre-service educators. 2010 Division on Autism & Developmental Disabilities Annual Conference, Council for Exceptional Children, Maui, HI.

 

Lynch, P. S., Grenwelge, C., Williams-Diehm, K., & Montague, M. (2010, January). Community mapping as a transition strategy. 2010 Division on Autism & Developmental Disabilities Annual Conference, Council for Exceptional Children, Maui, HI.

 

Lynch, P. S., Williams-Diehm, K., & Grenwelge, C. (2009, November). Implementing best transition practices: Preservice educators learn by doing. Teacher Education Division Annual Conference, Council for Exceptional Children, Charlotte, NC.

 

Williams-Diehm, K. L., & Lynch, P. S. (2009, October). Transition preparation: How do colleges and universities prepare future educators in transition issues? 2009 Division on Career Development & Transition International Conference, Council for Exceptional Children, Savannah, GA.

 

Williams-Diehm, K. L., & Lynch, P. S. (2009, April). Do dreams come true? Student-indicated postsecondary goals.  2009 Council for Exceptional Children International Conference, Seattle, WA.

 

Lynch, P. S., & Montague, M. (2008, November). Is it a problem if I haven’t started my project yet?  Teacher Education Division Annual Conference, Council for Exceptional Children, Dallas, TX.

 

Lynch, P. S., & Abbs, A. K. (2008, April). Meeting the challenge of educational reform: Educator training and inclusion in Qatar. 2008 Council for Exceptional Children International Conference, Boston, MA.

 

Williams-Diehm, K. L., & Lynch, P. S. (2008, February).  Culture and gender in transition planning: Implications for practitioners and collecting follow-up research. Texas Transition Conference, College Station, TX.

 

Abbs, A. K., & Lynch, P. S. (2008, January). My very own touch & feel book: Make it and take it. The First Childhood Conference. University of Qatar, Doha, Qatar.

 

Lynch, P. S., & Abbs, A. K. (2007, November). Educator training in Qatar as part of a national reform. Teacher Education Division Annual Conference, Council for Exceptional Children, Milwaukee, WI.

 

Williams-Diehm, K. L., & Lynch, P. S. (2007, October). Culture and gender in transition planning and follow-up: Implications for practitioners. 2007 Division on Career Development & Transition International Conference, Council for Exceptional Children, Orlando, FL.

 

Lynch, P. S., & Abbs, A. K. (2007, July). Cross-cultural collaboration in teacher training: Preparing educational leaders in Qatar.  2007 Division of International Special Education Services Conference, Council for Exceptional Children, Lima, Peru.

 

Lynch, P. S. (2007, May). Families: The key to positive outcomes for children with special needs. The 3rd Annual Conference of Special Education, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar.

 

Lynch, P. S., & Al Sada, S. (2007, April). The Vocabulary LINCing Routine as a Tool for Increasing Vocabulary.  Qatar TESOL, Doha, Qatar.

 

Lynch, P. S., Al Ansari, E., & Abbs, A. K. (2007, January). Cross-cultural collaboration in teacher training: Creatively solving challenges.  2007 Creativity or Conformity Conference, Cardiff, Wales, UK.

 

Lynch, P. S., Evans, R., Williams, K. L., & Minshew, L. R., & Vannest, K. (2005, April). Why Should I Stay in Special Education?  A Survey of Texas A&M University Special Education Graduates.  2005 Council for Exceptional Children Convention and Expo, Baltimore, MD.

 

Lynch, P. S., Brossart, D., Evans, R., Minshew, L. R., & Williams, K. L. (2004, November). What happens after they graduate? A follow-up of TAMU special education graduates. 27th Annual Conference, Council for Exceptional Children, Teacher Education Division, Albuquerque, NM.

 

Williams, K., Lynch, P. S., & Minshew, L. R. (2004, November). What does it take to be a “top ten” university? 27th Annual Conference, Council for Exceptional Children, Teacher Education Division, Albuquerque, NM.

 

Crabtree, L., Haecker, B., Callicott, K, & Lynch, P. S. (2003, November). Teacher dispositions: What are they and can they be measured? 26th Annual Conference, Council for Exceptional Children, Teacher Education Division. Biloxi, MS.

 

Lynch, P. S., Brossart, D., Evans, R., Williams, K., Minshew, L., & Callicott, K. (2004, June). Follow-up of TAMU special education graduates: Implications for training. Fifth Annual Chancellor’s Invitational Conference, Houston, TX.

 

Boyd, P., Gray, A., Hoffman, A., Lynch, P. S., & Kochevar, D. (2004, September). Students achieve beyond expectations: A science and math centered middle school mentoring and teacher recruitment program. School University Partnership Conference, San Antonio, TX.

 

Boyd, P., Gray, A., Hoffman, A., Lynch, P. S., & Kochevar, D. (2004, May). Students achieve beyond expectations: A science and math centered middle school mentoring and teacher recruitment program. Regents’ Initiative for Excellence in Education Collaborative Research Conference, College Station, TX.

 

 

Inservice, Workshop, and Continuing Education Activities

Weigh Anchor and Hoist the Mizzen! Disability Services at a Glance.  Co-Presenter with Kristie Orr.  Disability Training Network Summer Institute, Galveston, TX, June 2011.

 

Helping Students with Disabilities Be Successful in College Classes. Disability Training Network Summer Institute, Galveston, TX, June 2011.

 

Best Practices in Transition from School to Work. Shafallah Center for Children with Special Needs, Doha, Qatar, June 2006.

 

Funded Proposals

Author. Bryan High School TTIPS Grant, Bryan ISD. Texas Education Agency, $5,249,264 (2011-2014)

 

Author. MC Harris School TTIPS Grant, Bryan ISD. Texas Education Agency, $750,000 (2011-2014)

 

Co-Author and Co-Director. Bryan ISD GEAR-UP Project. U. S. Department of Education, $2,900,000 (2008-2014).

 

Co-Author, Comprehensive School Reform-Texas High School Initiative Grant, Texas Education Agency, Bryan ISD.  $250,000 (2004-2007)

 

Co-Author, Smaller learning communities program planning grant, Bryan ISD. U. S. Department of Education, $50,000. (2004-2005)

 

Co-Author, Texas high completion and success grant, Texas Education Agency, Bryan ISD. $325,500. (2004-2005)

 

Community and Civic Activities

HOSTS Volunteer, Bryan ISD, 1993 - present

Volunteer in Public Schools, Bryan ISD, 1990 - present

NCATE Reviewer for Council for Exceptional Children, 2000 – present

Brazos Valley Prenatal Clinic Board

Family Solutions Member

MC Harris School CPIC Member, 2011