Lecturer - Special Education

Kelly Swindlehurst teaches and advises students in our undergraduate and graduate programs for Special Education. She teached courses on Collaborative Consultation, Behavior Management and Foundations of Special Education.

In addition to her teaching and advising role, Kelly currently serves as the program coordinator for the Special Education M.Ed. graduate program and the Special Education undergraduate minor. 


Kervick, C. T., Jenkins, E., & Swindlehurst, K. (2019). Exploring the Structure and Benefits of an Integrated Yearlong Dual Certification Student Teaching Internship. The Teacher Educator, 55(2), 165-189.

Swindlehurst, K., Kervick, C. T., & Shepherd, K. G. (2019). Examining the Perspectives of Elementary Education Teachers Prepared Through Traditional and Dual License Programs. The Journal of Special Education Apprenticeship, 8(1), 4.

Associations and Affiliations

  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)
  • Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
  • New England Educational Research Association (NEERO)
Kelly Swindlehurst

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

  • Special Education
  • Teacher Education


  • Ph.D., Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, University of Vermont
  • M.Ed., Education, University of Massachusetts
  • B.A., Smith College


Office Location:

449 Waterman

Courses Taught

  • EDSP 387/EDLP 320 Collaborative Consultation
  • EDSP 201 Foundations of Special Education
  • EDSP 117 Behavior Management