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Special Education Program

Educational Foundations & Special Education

Lori Marks Ph.D.
Lori Marks

Lori J.  Marks Ph.D.

Professor, Interim Chair of Educational Foundations and Special Education
Contact:
423-439-7685 /
Warf-Pickel 423

 

 

 

 

 

 

See Dr. Marks' Selected Works


EDUCATION

  • Ph.D. Special Education, University of Florida
  • M.Ed. Special Education: Specific Learning Disabilities, Reading. University of North Florida
  • B.A. Elementary Education, Hearing Impairment, Flagler College

COURSES TAUGHT

  • Assistive Technology in Special Education

  • Evidence-Based Practices in Reading and Language Arts

  • Educational Strategies for Students with Learning Disabilities

  • History, Issues, and Trends in Educating Exceptional Learners

  • Instructional Methodology in Special Education

  • Introduction to Special Education

  • Preclinical Experience in Special Education

  • Residency I and Seminar

  • Residency II and Seminar

  • Teaching Math to Students with Mild/Moderate Exceptional Learning Needs

RESEARCH FOCUS

  • Learning Disabilities

  • Learning Strategies

  • Reading

  • Curriculum-Based Measurement (CBM)

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Marks, L. (2017). Teacher Candidates Earn SIM Micro-credentials (Non-refereed news article). In Tipton, M., Graner, P., Shafer, J., & Allen, P (Eds.), 30x30+ More Stories of Success, Hope, and Innovation (p. 18). The University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning.

Marks, L.J., Bellows, M.E., & Hudson, T.M. (2015). Take the route to effective instruction: Evidence-based practices in math education for students with learning disabilities. In N. L. Rahn (Ed.), Proceedings from ACRES American Council on Rural Special Education, Celebrating Differences: Rural and Urban Schools at the Crossroads of Change (pp. 113-122). Morgantown, WV: American Council on Rural Special Education.

Hudson, T.M., Galyon Keramidas, K., & Marks, L.J. (2015). Capturing success! Using remote observation technology for teacher candidate supervision: what does the research say? In N. L. Rahn (Ed.), Proceedings from ACRES American Council on Rural Special Education, Celebrating Differences: Rural and Urban Schools at the Crossroads of Change (pp. 56-64). Morgantown, WV: American Council on Rural Special Education.

Payne, L. D., & Marks, L.J. (2007). Using curriculum-based assessment to address the academic and behavioral deficits of students with emotional and behavioral disorders. Beyond Behavior, 16(3), 3-6.

Montgomery, D. J., & Marks, L. J. (2006). Using technology to build independence in writing for students with disabilities. Preventing School Failure, 50(3), 33-38.

Pindiprolu, S., Forbush, D., & Marks, L. (2006). Meeting the federal mandates: Research on effective reading instructional programs and implications for classroom teachers. Tennessee Reading Teacher, 34(1), 31-34.

Forbush, D., Pindiprolu, S., & Marks, L. J. (2005, May). Project Need to Read: Evaluation of computer-based reading programs paired with home and school instruction. The Utah Special Educator, 25(6), 44-45.

Marks, L. J., Nelson, A.L., Burnham, J. P., Coates, T., Duncan, J., Lowe, E., Lowery, A., & Seier, E.  (2004). The winding road to community partnerships in Appalachia: A faculty perspective. In B. Behringer & G. Lang (Eds.), Pursuing opportunities through partnerships:  Higher education and communities. West Virginia University Press.

Marks, L. J. (1998). Lessons in caring in teacher education. Tennessee Educational Leadership, 25(1), 11-13.

Prater, G., Savage-Davis, E. M., Fuhler, C., Marks, L., & Minner, S. (1997, Winter). The preparation of special educators in school-based settings: Program descriptions, lessons learned, and recommendations. Journal of the International Association of Special Education, 1(1), 31-47.

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

International:

Hitt, S.B. & Marks, L.J. (2018, October 26-27). II Encuentro Internatcional: Estrategias do apoyo para la intervención positive y efectiva del docente en el aula (Positive and Effective Support Strategies for the Classroom Teacher). Invited workshop for Fundación Enseñando a Aprender, Guayaquil, Ecuador.

Hitt, S.B. & Marks, L.J. (2017, September 7-9). Estrategias do apoyo para la intervención positive y efectiva del docente en el aula (Positive and Effective Support Strategies for the Classroom Teacher). Invited workshop for Fundación Enseñando a Aprender, Guayaquil, Ecuador.

Marks, L.J. (2017, September 11). Apoyo en el hogar para el éxito escolar de su hijo/a (Home Support for the Academic Success of Your Child). Presentation for parents at Unidad Educativa Particular Bilingüe Liceo Panamericano, Samborondón, Ecuador.

Marks, L. J., & Hales, C. (2012, June 19-22). "Promoting the Success of Upper Primary and Secondary Students with Learning Problems.” Invited workshop presentation for Fundación Enseñando a Aprender, Guayaquil, Ecuador.

Marks, L. J. (2011, March – December). Professional Development Series: “Assistendo las Necesidades de Estudiantes con Problemas de Aprendizaje” [Addressing the Needs of Students with Learning Problems] March-December 2011. Fundación Enseñando a Aprender [FUNEAP Foundation, Teaching to Learn], Guayaquil, Ecuador.

National and State Presentations:

Hudson, T.M. & Marks, L.J. (2017, February 17). Adapting Writing Strategies for Primary Students with Learning Disabilities. Presentation at the 54th Annual Learning Disabilities Association International Conference, Baltimore, MD.

Marks, L.J., & Hudson, T.M (2017, March 10). Wandering Along the Road Less Traveled: A Look at the Curriculum Based Measurement in Writing. Presentation at the American Council on Rural Special Education 36th Annual National Conference 2017, Asheville, NC. 

Hudson, T.M., Marks, L.J., Hale, K., & Fox, J. (2016, March 9-12). Trials and Tribulations of Implementing Evidence-based Writing Practices in Rural Elementary Classrooms. Presentation at the American Council on Rural Special Education 35th Annual National Conference 2016, Las Vega, NV. 

Chambers, C., Galyon Keramidas, K., Hudson, T.M., & Marks, L.J.  (2016, March 9-12). Gambling on Technology: Setting up Technology for Supervision at a Distance. Presentation at the American Council on Rural Special Education 35th Annual National Conference 2016, Las Vega, NV. 

Marks, L.J., Bellows, M.E. (graduate student), & Hudson, T.M. (2015, March 20) Take the Route to Effective Instruction: Evidence-based Practices in Math Education for Students with Learning Disabilities. Paper presented at the American Council on Rural Special Education 34th Annual National Conference 2015, New Orleans, LA. 

Hudson, T.M., Galyon Keramidas, K., & Marks, L.J. (2015, March 20) Capturing success! Using Remote Observation Technology for Teacher Candidate Supervision: What Does the Research Say? Paper presented at the American Council on Rural Special Education 34th Annual National Conference 2015, New Orleans, LA. 

Van Dijk, W. (graduate student) & Marks, L. J. (2014, March 21) English Language Learners with Learning Disabilities and the Language in Mathematics: Inclusive Instruction to Support the Acquisition of Both Languages. Poster presentation at the 33rd Annual National Conference of the American Council on Rural Special Education (ACRES), Tucson, AZ.

Marks, L. J., & Jernigan, M. (graduate student). (2013, April 13). CRA2 (Concrete-Representational-Abstract and Constructed Response Assessment): Incorporating Language Skills into Math Instruction and Assessment. Presentation at the Tennessee International Dyslexia Association 11th Annual Reading Instruction Successfully Enhanced (RISE) Conference, Knoxville, TN.

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • East Tennessee State University Distinguished Faculty Award in Teaching, 2000

  • Clemmer College Faculty Award in Teaching, 2000

  • Flagler College Professional Achievement Award, 2001

  • Clemmer College Community Collaboration Award, 2005

SELECTED GRANTS AND EXTRAMURAL FUNDING RECEIVED

Chambers, C., Marks, L.J., & Mims, P. (2017, July) Inclusive Higher Education Initiative at ETSU. Received from Next steps at Vanderbilt University in the New Inclusive Higher Education Programs for Individuals with Intellectual Disability grant competition. Grant Period: August 2017 – 2018. 

Hudson, T.M. & Marks, L.J., Hale, K., & Fox, J. (2015, February) Teaching Writing Skills in Low-SES, Rural Classrooms: The Impact of Evidence-based Practices on Teacher Pedagogy and Student Achievement. Received from the Tennessee Board of Regents, Office of the Provost, Research Grant Competition. Proposal was selected as one of five at the University level. Grant Period: July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016.

Marks, L. J. (2013, March) Special Education Institute: K-12 Modified and Comprehensive Special Education. Program I, K-12 Institute; Program II, ETSU/ Walters State Community College Undergraduate Special Education Off-Campus Cohort for Paraprofessionals. Received from the Tennessee Department of Education, Division of Special Education. Grant Period: July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014.

Marks, L. J. (2012, March). Special Education Institute, K-12 Modified and Comprehensive Special Education: Program I, K-12 Institute; Program II, ETSU/ Walters State Community College Undergraduate Special Education Off-Campus Cohort for Paraprofessionals. Received from the Tennessee Department of Education, Division of Special Education. Grant Period: July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2013.

Marks, L. J. (2012, February). Effects of Sentence Writing Instruction in English on Curriculum-Based Measures of Writing of Spanish Speaking Students in Bilingual Education. Received from the Research Development Committee at East Tennessee State University, RDC# 12-023M. Grant period: April 2012 – December 2013.

Marks, L. (2009, March). BASE-TN Teaching Program at East Tennessee State University. Received from the Tennessee State Department of Education, Division of Special Education’s Become a Special Educator in Tennessee (BASE-TN) Teaching Program grant competition. Grant Period: July 1, 2009 – June 30, 2012.

Marks, L. J. (2009, May). Special Education Institute. Received from the Tennessee State Department of Education, Division of Special Education. Grant Period: July 1, 2009 – June 30, 2012.

PERSONAL INTERESTS

Box gardening, hiking, yoga, and relaxing in the sun
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