Samantha Goldman, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Education

508 767-7125 Kennedy Memorial Hall - Room 166

Degrees Earned

Vanderbilt University, Peabody College, Nashville, TN Ph.D., Special Education, 2016
Vanderbilt University, Peabody College, Nashville, TN M.Ed., Special Education- Severe Disabilities, 2009
Williams College, Williamstown, MA B.A., Psychology, Art, 2005

Undergraduate Courses Taught

EDU 265: Effective Classroom Management

Publications & Editorships

Goldman, S. E., Burke, M. M., Mason, C. & Hodapp, R. M. (2017). Correlates of sustained volunteering: Advocacy for students with disabilities. Exceptionality: A Special Education Journal, 25, 40-53.

Burke, M. M., & Goldman, S. E. (2016). Documenting the Experiences of special education advocates. Journal of Special Education, advance online publication

Mello, M. P., Goldman, S. E., Urbano, R. C., & Hodapp, R. M. (2016). Services for children with ASD: Comparing rural and non-rural communities. Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 51, 355-365.

Burke, M. M. & Goldman, S. E. (2015). Identifying the associated factors of mediation and due process in families of students with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 45, 1345-1353.

Lloyd, B. P., Wehby, J. H., Weaver, E. S., Goldman, S. E., Harvey, M. N., & Sherlock, D. R. (2015). Implementation and validation of trial-based functional analyses in public elementary school settings. Journal of Behavioral Education, 24, 167-195.

Burke, M. M. & Goldman, S. E. (2015). Family-school partnerships among culturally and linguistically diverse families of children with disabilities. CAISE Review, 3, 14-29.

Hodapp, R. M., Goldman, S. E., & Urbano, R. C. (2013). Using secondary datasets in disability research: Special issues, special promise. International Review of Research in Developmental Disabilities, 45, 1-34.

Goldman, S. E., Urbano, R. C. & Hodapp, R. M. (2011). Determining the amount, timing, and causes of mortality among infants with Down syndrome. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 55, 85-94.

Hodapp, R. M., Miodrag, N., Goldman, S. E., Urbano, R. C. (2010). Health outcomes of infants and toddlers with Down syndrome. In Health Issues in Persons with Down syndrome, R.C. Urbano (Ed.), International Review of Research in Mental Retardation, 39, 37-66.

Presentations

Goldman, S., Sanderson, K., Barton, E., & Lloyd, B. (2017, March). Using school-home communication to decrease off-task behavior for students with autism spectrum disorders. Poster presented at the Gatlinburg Conference of Research and Theory in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, San Antonio, TX. 

Goldman, S., & Sanderson, K. (2017, January). Using school-home communication to decrease off- task behavior for students with autism spectrum disorders. Presented at the Council for Exceptional Children Division on Autism & Developmental Disabilities conference, Clearwater Beach, FL. 

Goldman, S., Chandler, R., Burke, M. & Hodapp, R. (2016, June). Special education law training for master’s-level pre-service teachers in the United States. Poster presented at the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities annual conference, Atlanta, GA. 

Sanderson, K., Goldman, S., & Mello, M. (2016, May). Parents and professional as special education advocates: The Volunteer Advocacy Project. Presented at the Tennessee Disability MegaConference, Nashville, TN. 

Goldman, S. (2016, April). Using home-school communication to reduce problem behaviors in children with ASD. Poster presented at the Council for Exceptional Children Convention, St. Louis, MO. 

Goldman, S., & Burke, M. (2016, April). Increasing parent involvement in special education: A systematic literature review and meta-analysis. Poster presented at the Council for Exceptional Children Convention, St. Louis, MO. 

Goldman, S., Burke, M., Mason, C., & Hodapp, R. (2016, March). Long-term outcomes of a volunteer advocacy training: Correlates of sustained volunteering. Poster presented at the Gatlinburg Conference on Research and Theory in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, San Diego, CA. 

Goldman, S., Burke, M., Mason, C., & Hodapp, R. (2015, November). Long-term outcomes of a volunteer advocacy training: Correlates of sustained volunteering. Poster presented at the Association of University Centers on Disabilities annual conference, Washington, DC. 

Mason, C. & Goldman, S. (2015, October). Facilitated IEP implementation and outcomes. Presented at the Center for Appropriate Dispute Resolution national symposium, Eugene, OR. 

Goldman, S. & Burke, M. (2015, June). Sustained volunteering in special education advocates. Presented at the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities annual conference, Louisville, KY. 

Chiu, C., Burke, M., & Goldman, S. (2015, June). Special education advocacy training program: Overview, lifespan adaptation, cross-cultural modification. Presented at the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities annual conference, Louisville, KY. 

Goldman, S., Glover, C., Lloyd, B., Barton, E., & Mello, M. (2015, May). Effects of parent implemented visual schedule procedures for African-American children with ASD in low-income home settings. Poster presented at the Association for Behavior Analysis International Conference, San Antonio, TX. 

Burke M. & Goldman, S. (2015, January). Identifying the associated factors of mediation and due process in families of students with autism spectrum disorder. Poster presented at the Council for Exceptional Children Division on Autism & Developmental Disabilities conference, Clearwater Beach, FL 

Huber, H., Goldman, S., & Yoder, P. (2015, January). Predictors of growth in communication complexity over 16 months for children with ASD. Poster presented at the Council for Exceptional Children Division on Autism & Developmental Disabilities conference, Clearwater Beach, FL. 

Goldman, S., Lloyd, B., & Mello, M. (2015, January). Effects of a parent implemented visual schedule procedure for an African-American child with ASD in a high poverty home: A case study. Poster presented at the Council for Exceptional Children Division on Autism & Developmental Disabilities conference, Clearwater Beach, FL.

Grants and Awards

Parent Involvement in School for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Faculty Development Grant, Assumption College, 2017-2018

Principal Investigator, Using Home-School Communication to Reduce Problem Behavior in Children with ASD. Organization for Autism Research, 2015-2016

Semmel Award for Excellence in Dissertation Research. Department of Special Education, Vanderbilt University, 2015-2016

Council on Research and Evaluation Award Association of University Centers on Disabilities, Washington, DC, 2015

Robert Gaylord-Ross Award for Excellence in Scholarly Writing Department of Special Education, Vanderbilt University, 2015

Dean’s Fellowship. Peabody College, Vanderbilt University, 2015-2016

Special Education Endowment Award. Department of Special Education, Vanderbilt University, 2015-2016

Graduate Student Council Travel Grant. Vanderbilt University, 2014,2016

Affiliate Travel Award. Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, 2014, 2016

Alice H. Hayden Emerging Leader Award TASH, Washington, DC, 2014

Professional Affiliations

Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI)

Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)

Division on Autism & Developmental Disabilities (DADD-CEC)

International Society for Autism Research (INSAR)

Tennessee Association for Behavior Analysis (TABA)

TASH

Vanderbilt Association for Behavior Analysis (VABA)

Professional Service

Graduate Studies Symposium Presentation Faculty Sponsor 2017

Oral Exams Committee Member, Department of Special Education 2016-2017

Graduate Admissions Committee Member, Department of Special Education 2016-2017