Dr. Lindsay Griendling

Dr. Lindsay M. Griendling is an assistant professor of special education, who identifies as an individual with a disability (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) and a first-generation college student. She earned a Ph.D. in education with a concentration in special education from the University of Virginia in 2023, a M.S. in special education-curriculum and instruction specialist from Longwood University in 2018, and a B.S. in elementary education with a specialization in special education from Lebanon Valley College in 2012.

Prior to pursuing her doctorate, Dr.  Griendling was a professional special educator for seven years within urban, suburban, and rural public school systems in Pennsylvania and Virginia. During this time, she predominantly taught in self-contained and inclusive middle school mathematics classrooms, serving adolescents identified under a wide range of disability categories.

Her research interests are two-fold: (1) dismantling ambiguity in policy and practice to mitigate educational inequities for students with disabilities from marginalized racial/ethnic backgrounds; and (2) centering student and family voice within educational spaces to effectively inform and improve classroom practice and, thereby, schooling experiences of multiply marginalized youth.

She co-chairs the Council for Exceptional Children's Student and Early Career Committee, and she is leading the new Mathematics Clinic in the Reich College of Education. 

Outside of work, Dr. Griendling enjoys running, hiking, singing karaoke, as well as spending time with friends, family, and her dog, Ollie.

Selected Publications

  • Griendling, L. M., VanUitert, V. J., & McDonald, S. D. (2022). Are students' basic psychological needs fulfilled in remote learning environments?: A mixed methods study. Middle Grades Review, 8(2). https://scholarworks.uvm.edu/mgreview/vol8/iss2/2
  • Griendling, L. M., VanUitert, V. J., Kennedy, M. J., Rodgers, W., Romig, J., Mathews, H. M., & Peeples, K. (2022). Intersectionality in inclusive science classrooms: Enhancing student performance via multimedia teacher professional development. Journal of Special Education Technology [OnlineFirst]. https://doi.org/10.1177/01626434221088023
  • Griendling, L. M., VanUitert, V. J., McDonald, S. D., Kunemund, R., & Kennedy, M. J. (2021). Using multimedia to create explicit and culturally responsive content area vocabulary lessons. Teaching Exceptional Children. https://doi.org/10.1177/00400599211038322

Dr. Griendling's Curriculum Vitae

Title: Assistant Professor, Special Education
Department: Department of Child Development, Literacy, and Special Education

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-8883

Office address
325 C
College of Education Building