Kathleen Lynch, PhD

Partnership for People with Disabilities
Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia University Center for Excellence
PO Box 843020
700 E. Franklin Street
Richmond, VA 23284-3020
 
Phone: 804-828-9580
Email: kblynch@vcu.edu
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Last Updated: May 09, 2008

Kathleen Lynch
 

Primary Activity Coordinators: Research
 
Discipline(s): Program Evaluation and Research
 
AUCD Council Membership: Council on Research and Evaluation
 
Research: Expertise in program evaluation and applied research in a wide range of topical areas
Research interests include early childhood education, special education, inclusion, infant hearing loss, effectiveness of training and technical assistance, effectiveness of train-the-trainer models, collaboration as a method of improving IEPs, large-scale survey methodology, effective schoolwide discipline
Education: Ph.D. in Educational Research and Evaluation
Service: American Evaluation Association, American Educational Research Association, Autism Statewide Priority Project

Vita/Bio

 

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

NAME:  Lynch, Kathleen Bodisch

TITLE:  Program Specialist in Evaluation

EDUCATION:

INSTITUTION AND LOCATION

DEGREE

YEAR

CONFERRED

FIELD OF STUDY

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV

LaSalle University, Philadelphia, PA

Ph.D.

M.A.

B.A.

1986

1975

1973

Educational Research & Evaluation

Clinical Psychology

Psychology


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND APPOINTMENTS:

2006-present               Senior Research Associate, Partnership for People with Disabilities

2005-2006                    Research Specialist, Partnership for People with Disabilities

2004-2005                    Director of Assessment, VCU School of Education

1999-present               Program Specialist in Evaluation, VDOE's Training & Technical Assistance Center at VCU

1998-2004                    Program Specialist in Evaluation, Partnership for People with Disabilities (formerly Virginia Institute for Developmental Disabilities), Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Richmond, VA

1992-1998                    Director of Research and Evaluation, Virginia Institute for Developmental Disabilities, VCU

1986-1992                    Assistant Director for Research and Evaluation, Office of Medical Education, and Assistant Professor of Medical Education, University of Virginia (UVA) School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA

1985-1986                    Executive Director, Action for Prevention, Inc., Charlottesville, VA

1980-1983                    Consultant, Workshop Leader, and Evaluator, Evaluation Research Center, UVA

1976-1979                    Case Management Program Supervisor and Case Manager, Region Ten Mental Retardation Services, Charlottesville, VA

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS/COMMUNITY SERVICE

                American Evaluation Association (proposal reviewer for annual conference);

                                Topical Interest Groups on Evaluation of Services for Special Needs Populations; Needs Assessment ; Collaborative, Participatory & Empowerment Evaluation; Qualitative Methods; Non-Profits and Foundations Evaluation

                American Educational Research Association

                Virginia Department of Education State-directed Autism Project

                Working Group on Community-Based Research and the IRB, Virginia Commonwealth University (completed)

                Consultant, Ministry with Disabilities, St. Mary's RC Church

                Co-Chair, Finance Committee, St. Peter's RC Church

               

MAJOR RESEARCH/PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS:

Development and maintenance of effective early childhood/preschool inclusion programs

Effectiveness of training and technical assistance services to improve outcomes for students with disabilities

Infant hearing loss and coexisting disabilities

Effectiveness of collaboration training for IEP teams

Effectiveness of a train-the-trainer model for school-based autism support teams

Large-scale survey methodology

CURRENT AND RECENT PAST RESEARCH OR TRAINING SUPPORT

Principal Investigator, Impact of Hearing Loss and Comorbidity on Virginia's Children and Families

Virginia Department of Education's Training and Technical Assistance Center at VCU

Virginia Department of Education's Parent Involvement Center at the Partnership

Include Me: Bringing Early Education to Children with Disabilities

U. S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs, Model Demonstration Project in Research and Innovation to Improve Outcomes for Students with Disabilities (1 of 15 projects funded in 2000; completed)

Virginia Board for People with Disabilities statewide Improving Special Education Experiences project (completed)

HONORS/AWARDS:

Marcia Guttentag Fellowship, American Evaluation Research Society, 1983

Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award, UVA Curry School of Education, 1988

CONTINUATION PAGE FOR

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

NAME:  Lynch, Kathleen Bodisch

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:

Gentry, T., Wallace, J., Kvarfordt, C., & Lynch, K. B. (2008). Personal digital assistants as cognitive aids for individuals with severe traumatic brain injury: A community-based trial. Brain Injury, 22(1), 19-24.

Lynch, K., & Wright, S. (2006, Summer). Survey says: Asking all the right questions. Innovations and Perspectives, 4. Virginia Commonwealth University Training and Technical Assistance Center, Richmond, Virginia.

Croasdaile, S., & Lynch, K. B. (2005, Summer). How effective is my student intervention? Innovations and Perspectives, 6-7. Virginia Commonwealth University Training and Technical Assistance Center, Richmond, Virginia.

Lynch, K. B., Geller, S. R., & Schmidt, M. G. (2004). Multi-year evaluation of the effectiveness of a resilience-based prevention program for young children. Journal of Primary Prevention, 24, 335-353.

Haynes, P. L., Lynch, K., & Wright, S. (Summer, 2003). Helping T/TAC help you. Innovations and Perspectives, 5.  Virginia Commonwealth University Training and Technical Assistance Center, Richmond, Virginia.

Gutkin, J., Haynes, P. L., Lynch, K., & Wright, S. (March, 2002). How to define educational outcomes, or, words of wisdom from the Cheshire cat. Innovations and Perspectives 5(2), 3. Richmond, VA: Virginia Commonwealth University Training and Technical Assistance Center.

Lynch, K. B., & Radcliffe, P. M.  (2001). Improving outcomes for all students: The School By School project. Summary of Conference Proceedings of 2001 Governor's Conference on Education (pp. 65-66). Charlottesville, VA: Virginia School Boards Association.

Lynch, K. B., & Geller, S. R. (2001). Replicability of a resiliency-based early childhood prevention program. Summary of Conference Proceedings of Head Start's Fifth National Research Conference (p. 503). Washington, DC: Administration on Children, Youth, and Families.

Lynch, K. B. (Sep./Oct., 2000). Long-term technical assistance projects: What have we learned? Innovations and Perspectives, 4(1), 4.  Virginia Commonwealth University Training and Technical Assistance Center, Richmond, Virginia.

Lynch, K. B., & Read, J. S. (2000). A systematic approach to evaluating the effectiveness of professional development. Eighth Annual CSPD Conference on Leadership and Change Monograph (pp.184-187). Alexandria, VA: National Association of State Directors of Special Education.

Lynch, K. B., Geller, S. R., Hunt, D. R., Galano, J., & Dubas, J. S. (1998). Successful program development using implementation evaluation. Journal of Prevention and Intervention in the Community, 17(2), 51-64.  Also published in J. A. Durlak & J. R. Ferrari (Eds.), Program Implementation in Preventive Trials.  NY: Haworth Press (pp. 51-64).

Dubas, J. S., Lynch, K. B., Galano, J., Geller, S. R., & Hunt, D. R. (1998). Preliminary evaluation of a resiliency-based preschool substance abuse and violence prevention project. Journal of Drug Education, 28(3), 235-255.

Lynch, K. B., & Bridle, M. J. (1993). Construct validity of the Occupational Performance History Interview. The Occupational Therapy Journal of Research, 13, 231-240.

Woode, M. K., & Lynch, K. B. (1992). Effective intervention strategies for producing black health care providers: A case study. In R. L. Braithwaite & S. E. Taylor (Eds.), Health Issues in the Black Community (pp. 281-297). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Lynch, K. B., & Woode, M. K. (1990). The relationship of minority students' MCAT scores and grade point averages to their acceptance into medical school.  Academic Medicine, 65, 480-482.

Bridle, M. J., Lynch, K. B., & Quesenberry, C. M. (1990). Long-term functioning following the central cord syndrome. Paraplegia, 28, 178-185.

Lynch, K. B., & Bridle, M. J. (1989). Validity of the Jebsen Hand Function Test in predicting activities of daily living. Occupational Therapy Journal of Research, 9, 316-318.

Lynch, K. B. (1988). Evaluation practices of educational programs reviewed by the Joint Dissemination Review Panel, 1980-1983. Evaluation Review, 12(3), 253-275.

Lynch, K. B. (1987). The size of educational effects:  An analysis of programs reviewed by the Joint Dissemination Review Panel. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 9(1), 55-61.

Lynch, K. B. (1986). Style versus substance in evaluation reports. Evaluation Practice, 7(4), 75-76.

Lynch, K. B. (1983). Qualitative and quantitative evaluation: Two terms in search of a meaning. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 5, 461-464.

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