Assistant Professor of Education (SPLED)
Educational Psychology, Counseling, and 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
Curriculum and Supervision
Equity and Diversity
Instructional Methods and Design
Civil Rights and Education
Applied Behavioral Analysis
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
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