Stephanie W Cawthon

Stephanie W Cawthon
Associate Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education

Phone: +1 512 471 0378
Office: SZB 506K
Office Hours: by appointment

Dr. Stephanie Cawthon investigates issues of equity and access in education from multiple vantage points. Dr. Cawthon is a national expert on issues related to standardized assessment and students who are deaf or hard of hearing, particularly in the context of accountability reforms such as No Child Left Behind. She is the Associate Director for Research and Evidence Synthesis at pepnet2, a Technical Assistance and Dissemination project that serves individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Dr. Cawthon explores assessment issues such as the effects of accommodations or item modifications on test scores for students with disabilities and English Language Learners. She is a part of an interdisciplinary team of researchers and practitioners looking at the potential of drama-based instruction for students from diverse backgrounds. This project focuses targeting teacher's pedagogical knowledge through innovative, kinesthetic, and collaborative teaching strategies.