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

 

Areas of Interest

Autism spectrum disorders and severe disabilities; family-school partnership; special education advocacy and alternative dispute resolution; applied behavior analysis; positive behavior supports; families from culturally and economically diverse backgrounds

 

Recent Publications 

Burke, M. M. & Goldman, S. E. (2019). Working with parents. In D. Bateman, J. Cline, & M. Yell (Eds.), Current Trends and Legal Issues in Special Education (pp. 53-71). Thousand Oaks, California: Corwin Publishing. 

Goldman, S. E., & Burke, M. M. (2019). The perceptions of school involvement of parents of students with autism spectrum disorders: A systematic literature review. Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 6, 109-127.

Goldman, S. E., Sanderson, K. A., Lloyd, B. P., & Barton, E. E. (2019). Effects of school-home communication with parent-implemented reinforcement on off-task behavior for students with ASD. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 57, 95-111.

Goldman, S. E., Burke, M. M., & Mello, M. P. (2019). The perceptions and goals of special education advocacy trainees. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 31, 377-397.

Goldman, S. E., Glover, C. A., Lloyd, B. P., Barton, E. E., & Mello, M. P. (2018). Effects of parent implemented visual schedule routines for African American children with ASD in low-income home settings. Exceptionality, 26, 162-175.

Burke, M. M. & Goldman, S. E. (2018). Special education advocacy among culturally and linguistically diverse families. Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 18, 3-14.

Goldman, S. E. & Mason, C. Q. (2018). Predictors of participant perceptions of facilitated individualized education program meeting success. Journal of Disability Policy Studies, 29, 43-53.

Goldman, S. E., & Burke, M. M. (2017). The effectiveness of interventions to increase parent involvement in special education: A systematic literature review and meta-analysis. Exceptionality, 25, 97-115.

Mason, C. Q., & Goldman, S. E. (2017). Facilitated individualized education planning: The state of implementation and evaluation. Journal of Disability Policy Studies, 27, 212-222.

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. (2017). Documenting the experiences of special education advocates. Journal of Special Education, 51, 3-13.

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.

 

Selected Presentations

Goldman, S., Burke, M., & Mello, M. P. (2019, August). The perceptions and goals of special education advocacy trainees. Presented at the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities World Congress, Glasgow, Scotland.

Goldman, S., Burke, M., Casale, E., Frazier, M., & Hodapp, R. (2019, April). Using special education advocates: Family needs, processes, and outcomes. Poster presented at the Gatlinburg Conference on Research and Theory in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, San Antonio, TX.

Vander Hart, N., Schaper, E., & Goldman, S. (2018, November). Partnership to elevate preparation of teachers of diverse learners. Presented at the Massachusetts Association of Colleges for Teacher Education annual conference, Sturbridge, MA.

Goldman, S., Sanderson, K., Barton, E., & Lloyd, B. (2018, May). Using school-home communication to decrease off-task behavior for students with autism spectrum disorders. Poster presented at the Association for Behavior Analysis International annual symposium, San Diego, CA. 

Sanderson, K., & Goldman, S. (2018, February). A systematic review and meta-analysis of interventions to increase IEP participation for transition-age students. Poster presented at the Council for Exceptional Children Convention, Tampa, FL.

Vander Hart, N., Goldman, S., & Schaper, E. (2018, February). Partnership to elevate preparation of special education teachers. Presented at the Council for Exceptional Children Convention, Tampa, FL.

Goldman, S. (2017, November). Symposium on Developing and Testing Strengths-Based Interventions for Parents of Children with Disabilities: The Volunteer Advocacy Project. Presented at the National Council on Family Relations annual conference, Orlando, FL. 

Goldman, S., Burke, M., Casale, E., & Hodapp, R. (2017, June). Families’ experiences working with special education advocates to promote family-school partnerships. Presented at the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities annual conference, Hartford, CT.

Goldman, S., Chandler, R., Burke, M. & Hodapp, R. (2017, April). Special education law training for master’s-level pre-service teachers in the United States. Poster presented at the Council for Exceptional Children Convention, Boston, MA.

Goldman, S. & Mason, C. (2017, April). Facilitated IEP meetings: The state of implementation and evaluation. Poster presented at the Council for Exceptional Children Convention, Boston, MA.

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. 

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., & 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. 

 

Grants and Awards

Fulbright Specialist, Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, U.S. Department of State, 2018 

Special Education Advocacy Training Effectiveness: Replication and Extension. Faculty Development Grant, Assumption College, 2019-2020

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

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

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)

International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IASSIDD)

TASH