B.A., Secondary Education, English and Speech/Theatre-Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
M.S., Special Education-Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
Ph.D., Special Education- Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
Beyda-Lorie, S. D., Kritikos, E., & Messerer, J. (2011). Preparing special educators to infuse real life issues into the K-12 curriculum. Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 17 (1), 5-16.
Beyda Lorie, S. D. (2010). Behavior assessment. In E. Papoutsis Kritikos (Eds.), Special education assessment: Issues and strategies affecting today’s classrooms. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Merrill.
Beyda, S. D., & Lee, D. (2007). Administrator beliefs about students referred for classroom disruption. Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 14 (4), 255-264.
Beyda Lorie, S. D., Papoutsis Kritikos, E., Messerer, J., & LeDosquet, P. (2007). Curiculum infusion of real life issues for students with exceptionality. Network for the Dissemination of Curriculum Infusion. Northeastern Illinois University. Chicago, IL. Prepared as part of dissemination for the Fund for the Improvement of Post Secondary Education (FIPSE) 2003-2006 grant.
Beyda, S. D. (2003) The use of theatre as an instructional strategy in the content areas for students with learning disabilities. Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 12, 65-74.
Beyda, S. D., Zentall, S. S., & Ferko, D. K. (2002). The relationship between teacher practices and the task- appropriate and social behavior of students with behavioral difficulties. Behavior Disorders, 27, 236-255..
Beyda, S.D. (2002). Dramatic improvisation for students with EBD: A means for addressing individual and classroom goals. Beyond Behavior, 11, 34-38.
Stormont, M., Zentall, S.S., Beyda, S., Javorsky, T., & Belfiore, P. (2000). Playground contexts for aggression for preschoolers with hyperactivity. Journal of Behavioral Education, 10, 37-48.
Beyda, S. D., & Zentall, S. S. (1998). Administrative responses to AD/HD. Reaching Today’s Youth: The Community Circle of Caring Journal, 2, 31-36.
Sandra Beyda-Lorie (Ph.D. Purdue University) is Professor at Northeastern Illinois University’s Department of Special Education in Chicago, Illinois and has served as Department Chair since 2008. In collaboration with program faculty she has supported the expansion of the department’s high quality program offerings to include an advanced master’s degree in special education (LBS II), the university’s first online program leading to special education (LBS I) endorsement, and a second undergraduate night program at the university’s El Centro campus. She considers herself a servant leader dedicated to developing and facilitating undergraduate and graduate learning experiences that position program graduates to transform the lives of individuals with disabilities. Her research focus is special educator and administrative practices that honor the social and emotional development of students with exceptional learning needs and simultaneously facilitate positive academic learning outcomes.
Her motto, “It’s about the kids.”