Dr. Kaleena Selfridge

Dr. Kaleena Selfridge
Phone: 8148632286
Office Address:
231 Cedar Bldg
University Park, PA 16802
Campus: University Park


Assistant Professor of Education (SPLED)


Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education


Special Education


Kaleena Selfridge is a former public school special education teacher with experience teaching students with mild to moderate disabilities including language impairments, learning disabilities, emotional/behavioral disorders, and autism primarily at the elementary level. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh in 2014. Her research interests include special education teacher preparation improvement, inclusive classroom management, special education assessment, and positive behavior supports. 

Areas of Expertise

Age Levels


Education Levels


Education Types

Distance Ed

Leadership Preparation

Teacher Prep


Classroom Management
Curriculum and Supervision
Education Access
Equity and Diversity
Instructional Methods and Design
Learning Assessment

Social Issues

Civil Rights and Education
Social Issues

Special Education

Applied Behavioral Analysis
Mild Disabilities

Teacher Preparation

In-service Teachers
Pre-service Teachers


Instructional Design

Courses Taught

SPLED 400 Inclusive Special Education Foundations: Legal, Characteristics, Collaboration, Assessment, and Management

SPLED 403A Evidence-Based Instruction for Elementary Students with Disabiltiies in Reading, Math, and Writing
SPLED 461: Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders: Issues and Concerns 

Office Hours

Spring 2017
Thursdays 11:00-1:00
By Appointment 

Representative Publications

Kostewicz, D. E., Kubina, R. M., Selfridge, K. A., & Gallagher, D. L. (2016). A review of fixed fluency criteria in repeated reading studies. Reading Improvement, 53, 23-41.

Selfridge, K., & Kostewicz, D. (2011). Reading interventions for four students with learning disabilities. Journal of Precision Teaching and Celeration, 27, 19-24. 

Selfridge, K., Lemons, C.J., Kostewicz, D.E., & Libman, A.J. (under revision). Assessment of students in special education in Pennsylvania: A survey of teachers and an examination of teacher preparation. 

Activities and Honors

Peer Supporter for Parent to Parent, PA