Elizabeth Cramer is Professor of Special Education and Graduate Program Director of Teaching and Learning. Her research is focused on the education of high-need children in inclusive urban settings. Her work explores opportunity and achievement gaps; the intersection of race, culture, language, poverty, and ability; collaboration with diverse family and faculty; data-based decision making; and placement issues and educational outcomes for diverse learners. Her research has led scholarly publications, national consultancies, and 12 federal grants totaling approximately $20 million in support of preparing diverse educators to work in urban settings with high-need students.
Dr. Cramer has served as an educational leader at local, state, and national/international levels. She serves on the Miami-Dade County Public School’s Superintendent’s Advisory Panel for Students with Disabilities. She is past president of both the Division of Diverse Learners of the Council for Exceptional Children and the Florida Council for Exceptional Children.
Dr. Cramer received her PhD in Special Education and Reading, her MSEd in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and Early Childhood Special Education, and her BA in Special Education and Psychology all from University of Miami. Previously, she taught special education in Miami-Dade County Public Schools.
Scholarly & Creative Works
2018Are Teachers Ready? Preservice Teacher Knowledge of Classroom Management and ADHD. SCHOOL MENTAL HEALTH. 10.
2018Equity, Equality, and Standardization: Expanding the Conversations. EDUCATION AND URBAN SOCIETY. 50.
2016Comparison of Video Prompting with and Without Voice-Over Narration: A Replication with Young Children with Autism. BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTIONS. 31:377-389.
2015Implementing Culturally Responsive Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports in Middle School Classrooms: Narrating the Experience of a Young Classroom Teacher Who Collaborates with an Experienced Special Education Teacher to Reduce Subtle Assumptions Filled with Cultural Bias, This Article Reveals Important Implications for Managing Student Behavior in More Productive and Culturally Sensitive Ways
2010The Continuum of "Troubling" to "Troubled" Behavior. REMEDIAL AND SPECIAL EDUCATION. 31:148-162.
2009Response to Kauffman, Mock, & Simpson, (2007): Problems Related to Underservice of Students With Emotional or Behavioral Disorders. BEHAVIORAL DISORDERS. 34:164-171.
2006Challenges in the implementation of success for all in four high-need urban schools. ELEMENTARY SCHOOL JOURNAL. 106.
Works By Students
chaired theses and dissertations
- Lopes, Alexandre, Special and General Education Teachers’ Assessment of Their Participation in a Peer Assistance and Review (PAR) Program 2018
- Briggs, Princess, Teachers as Facilitators or Barriers of Parent Involvement: Experiences of African American Mothers of Children in Special Education Programs 2017
- Munoz, Lorena R, Using Culturally Responsive Teaching with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students with Specific Learning Disabilities to Increase Performance in Algebra I 2016
- Pellegrini-Lafont, Cynthia, Peers as an Academic Resource: An Investigation of an Afterschool Program to Socialize At-risk Students with Disabilities into Greater Academic Engagement 2016
- Taylor, Kristina M, A Descriptive Case Study Examining the Perceptions of Haitian American Parents and the Perceptions of their Children’s Teachers on the Parents’ Involvement in a Structured Parent Intervention Program 2016
- Phillips, Deidre Marshall, The Relationship Between Educational Placement, Instructional Practices, and Achievement Gains of Black Students with Specific Learning Disabilities in Secondary Urban School Settings 2012
- Barrocas, Lisa A, A Study of the Relationship Between Educational Placment and the Achievement of Urban Low Socioeconomic Hispanic Middle School Students With and Without Specific Learning Disabilities 2011
- Moores-Abdool, Whitney, The Use of Curriculum Modifications and Instructional Accommodations to Provide Access for Middle School Students with Autism to the General Curriculum 2011
- Bentolila, Jacques, Secondary School Inclusion Rates: The Relationship Between the Training and Beliefs of School Site Principals and the Implementation of Inclusion 2010
- Gonzalez, Liana, Class Placement and Academic and Behavioral Variables as Predictors of Graduation for Students with Disabilities 2010
- Gregoire, Josee, An Analysis of Haitian Parents' Perceptions of Their Children With Disabilities 2010
Urban special education
Preparation of educators to effectively educate culturally and linguistically diverse students with disabilities within general education settings
Intersection of race, language, culture, poverty, and disability,
Disproportionate representation of students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in special education,
Opportunity and achievement gaps, Parental involvement of families from racial/ethnic minority backgrounds
principal investigator on
- Project TEACH LAB 2016-2021 awarded by U.S. Department of Education 2016 - 2021
- Project OPERATE 2015-2020 awarded by U.S. Department of Education 2015 - 2020
- Project PREPARE: Preparing Rigorous and Effective Professionals as Autism Researchers and Educators. CFDA 84.325K , focus area D awarded by U.S. Department of Education 2012 - 2019
- Parental Engagement in a Large, Urban School District for Students with Disabilities, English Language Learners, and Students at Risk for Academic Failure awarded by American Educational Research Assoc 2017 - 2018
- Least Restrictive Environments and Achievement for Students with Disabilities in a Large, Urban School District awarded by American Educational Research Assoc 2016 - 2017
- Project EDUCATE awarded by U.S. Department of Education 2010 - 2016
- Professional Development Needs of Special Educators to Fully Implement the Mathematics and Language Arts Florida Standards for Students with Disabilities awarded by American Educational Research Assoc 2015 - 2016
- Project IMPRESS. awarded by U.S. Department of Education 2007 - 2013
- Project CREATE awarded by U.S. Department of Education 2007 - 2013
- Secondary Accommodations For Educators: Partnership of Arts and Sciences, Special and General Education. awarded by U.S. Department of Education 2004 - 2009
- EEX6796-RXDA: Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Exceptional Learners Spring Term 2019
- EEX6912-RXDA: Advanced Theory and Research in Special Education Fall Term 2019
- EEX6912-RXDB: Advanced Theory and Research in Special Education Fall Term 2019
- EEX7980-U15: Ed.D. Dissertation Fall Term 2019
- EEX7980-U15: Ed.D. Dissertation Spring Term 2019
- EEX7980-U19: Ed.D. Dissertation Fall Term 2019
- EEX7980-U19: Ed.D. Dissertation Spring Term 2019
- Elizabeth Cramer
- https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8874-114X (confirmed)