University at Buffalo

Sharon L. Raimondi

Sharon L. Raimondi

Director, Joint Doctoral Program in Special Education (with Buffalo State)

Full Professor

LEARNING AND INSTRUCTION


Specialty/Research Focus

Educator Preparation; Virtual Reality; Special Education


Education and Training:
  • Ph.D., American University
Awards and Honors:
  • Lifetime Achievement Award; New York State Council for Exceptional Children; 2017-10-20;
  • student awards; 2017 Huda A. Almumen - GSE Mary Lou and S. David Farr Scholarship for digital technology and learning research, University at Buffalo 2017 Abdullah Alshehri, UB Paul A. and Margaret E. Bacon Scholarship and the Gregory J. Dimitriadis, Ph.D., Dean’s Excellence Fund 2017 Riza Ozdemir, UB GSE The Leroy and Margaret H. Callahan Scholarship for research in mathematics 2017 Heather Walker - Gregory J. Dimitriadis, Ph.D., Dean’s Excellence Fund 2016 Gliset Colon, Riza Ozdemir, Heather Walker - UB - LAI Herb Foster Scholarship for work with students with emotional and behavioral disorders.; UB; 2017-06-15;
Grants:
Grant:
  • TeachLivE™: Enhancing Pedagogical Practice within a Simulated Environment; Federal; UB GSE; Awarded; (08/29/2016-08/28/2017)
  • TeachLivE from New York: It’s SUNY-Wide! Enhancing Pedagogical Practice within a Simulated Environment; SUNY IITG; Awarded; (09/01/2015-08/31/2016)
Contract:
  • TeachLivE™: Enhancing Pedagogical Practice within a Simulated Environment. ($10,000); Foundation and Research Organization; UB GSE Innovative Teaching Grant -; Awarded; (08/22/2016-07/01/2017)
Publications:
Journal Article:
  • Kaczorowski,T.,& Raimondi,S.(2015). eWorkbooks for mathematics: Mapping the independent learning experiences of elementary students with learning disabilities. Journal of Learning Analytics.
Presentations:
Conferences:
  • Colón, G. & Raimondi, S. (2018, February). High-Impact Educational Practices: The Effects of Collaborative Assignments and Projects on the Conceptual Understanding of Special Education for Undergraduate Teacher Candidates. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Council for Exceptional Children, Tampa, FL.;
  • Raimondi, S. & Vince Garland, K. (2017, October). Let’s Get Real: Perceptions of Presence and Measures of Social Validity Within TeachLivE Simulation Sessions. Symposium conducted at the annual conference of NYS Council for Exceptional Children, Binghamton, NY.;
  • Raimondi, S. (2017, November). Let’s Get Real: Perceptions of Presence and Measures of Social Validity Within TeachLivE Simulation Sessions. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children, Savannah, GA.;
  • Raimondi, S. & Walker, H. (2017, April). Let’s Get Real: Perceptions of Presence and Measures of Social Validity within TeachLivE Simulation Sessions, Presented at CEC’s Annual Conference, Boston, MA. Raimondi, S. & Colón, G. (2017, April). Concept Mapping as a Research Tool to Evaluate Teacher Candidates' Conceptual Understanding of Special Education, Presented at CEC’s Annual Conference, Boston, MA. Raimondi, S. & Walker, H. (2017, November). Let’s Get Real: Perceptions of Presence and Measures of Social Validity Within TeachLivE Simulation Sessions, Presented at TED’s Annual Conference Lexington, KY. Raimondi, S. & Howorth, S. (2017, November). Concept Mapping as a Research Tool to Evaluate Teacher Candidates Conceptual Understanding of Special Education, Presented at TED’s Annual Conference Lexington, KY.;
  • Raimondi, S. & Vince Garland, K. (2015, November). TeachLivE from NY: Time to Play in the Sandbox. Live simulation presented at the NYS CEC Annual Conference. Saratoga Springs, NY.;
  • Raimondi, S. & Walker, H. (2016, June). Let’s get Real: Perceptions of Presence and Measures of Social Validity within TeachLivE Simulation Sessions. In L. Dieker et al. Proceedings of the 4th Annual International TeachLivE Conference. Orlando, FL: University of Central Florida.;
  • Raimondi, S. & Walker, H. (2016, June). Let’s get Real: Perceptions of Presence and Measures of Social Validity within TeachLivE Simulation Sessions. Paper presented at the 4th Annual International TeachLivE Conference in Orlando, FL.;
  • Raimondi, S., Kaczorowski, T., & Howorth, S. (2015, November). Concept Mapping as a Research Tool to Evaluate Teacher Candidates Conceptual Understanding of Special Education. Presented at the CEC TED Annual Conference in Tempe, AZ.;
  • Raimondi, S., Maheady, L., & Miller, K.) (2016, January). Teacher Education Research: Lessons Learned from IRIS Impact Studies. Presented at the 17th International CEC DADD Conference. Honolulu, Hawaii (accepted, but declined due to lack of travel funds.;
  • Raimondi, S., Maheady, L., Miller, K., &Correa, V. Teacher Education Research: Lessons Learned from IRIS Impact Studies. Presented at the CEC TED Annual Conference. Tempe, AZ.;
  • Raimondi, S., Vince Garland, K., & Bell, K. (2016, June) TeachLivE from NY: It's SUNY Wide. In L. Dieker et al., Proceedings of the 4th Annual International TeachLivE Conference. Orlando, FL: University of Central Florida.;
  • Vince Garland, K. & Raimondi, S., (2015, November). TeachLivE from NY: It's SUNY Wide. Presented at the NYS CEC Annual Conference. Saratoga Springs, NY.;
  • Vince Garland, K., Raimondi, S., & Bell, K. (2016, June) TeachLivE from NY: It's SUNY Wide. Paper presented at the 4th Annual International TeachLivE Conference in Orlando, FL.;
  • Vince Garland, K., Raimondi, S., & Bell, K. (2016, June). Teach Live from NY. Presentation at the CIT Annual Conference in Potsdam, NY.;
  • Doody, K. & Raimondi, S. (2014, November). It's not the same old story: Using digital social narratives to increase appropriate social interactions of students with autism spectrum disorder. Paper presented at the annual conference for CEC's Teacher Education Division, Indianapolis, IN.;
  • Raimondi, S. & Dobey, S. (2015, April). Shelter from the Storm: Art Therapy Treatment for a Traumatized Boy. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Council for Exceptional Children, San Diego, CA.;
  • Raimondi, S. (2014, July). Preparing Special Education Doctoral Leadership Personnel for the Digital Age. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the US Department of Education OSEP, Washington, DC.;
  • Raimondi, S. (2014, November). Preparing Special Education Doctoral Leadership Personnel for the Digital Age. Pecha Kucha presented at the annual conference of CEC's Teacher Education Division, Indianapolis, IN.;
  • Raimondi, S. (2015, April). Preparing Special Education Doctoral Leadership Personnel for the Digital Age. Poster presented at the annual conference for the Council for Exceptional Children, San Diego, CA.;
  • Raimondi, S. (2015, May). Preparing Special Education Doctoral Leadership Personnel for the Digital Age. Poster presented at the digital conference of the US Department of Education, OSEP's Annual Project Directors' meeting.;
Invited Lectures:
  • Alshehri, A. & Raimondi, S. (2017, November). Applied research applications of the RICOH Theta V 360 camera. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the Technology and Media Division of the Council for Exceptional Children, Savannah, GA.;
  • Raimondi, S. Harris, J., Maheady, L., Zgliczynski, T. & Doody, K.(2018, May). Strategies and Techniques for developing and maintaining a Pro-active approach to managing student behaviors. Symposium presented at the annual professional development meeting of Related Service Personnel, Buffalo Schools, Buffalo, NY.;
Activities:
Editorial and Review:
  • Reviewer for Journal of Special Education Leadership
    08/28/2017-08/27/2018
  • Editorial Review Board for Children and Youth Services Review Editorial Review Board for Leadership and Policy in Schools External reviewer for promotion of Dr. Linda Ware to the rank of Professor, SUNY Geneseo
    08/22/2016-06/15/2017
  • Council for Exceptional Children, Proposal Reviewer
    08/24/2015-06/26/2016
  • Council for Exceptional Children, Teacher Education Division, Proposal Reviewer
    08/24/2015-06/26/2016
  • Reviewer for Children and Youth Services
    09/22/2014-06/16/2015
  • Reviewer - Educational Research and Review
    08/25/2014-06/01/2016
Professional Service:
  • Participation in a research review of IRIS modules
    08/28/2017-12/09/2017
  • NYS Council for Exceptional Children, Conference Planning Committee
    08/24/2015-06/26/2016
  • Treasurer - Council for Exceptional Children
    11/03/2014-06/01/2016
  • Treasurer - New York State Council for Exceptional Children
    08/25/2014-01/31/2015
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