Elizabeth Hartmann, Ph.D.Assistant Professor of Education
Office: Brennan Library
Degrees: Ph.D., Special Education, University of California at Berkley with San Francisco State University; M.Ed., Special Education, Boston College; B.A., Boston College
Professor Hartmann is an Assistant Professor of Education at Lasell. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Universal Design for Learning (UDL) at Boston College, in collaboration with CAST. She is a graduate from the Joint Doctoral Program in Special Education from the University of California, Berkeley and San Francisco State University. Liz is a licensed special educator and has published, presented, and consulted in her field. In her research, she examines how to support learners with multiple and complex special needs. She also studies the UDL framework and the everyday working lives of teachers.
What is your teaching philosophy for Lasell courses?
"As a professor at Lasell, I aspire to create social and cultural contexts through pedagogy that will allow students, regardless of background, to foster their higher or internal critical thinking. In this sense, teaching is like a dance, where skills, knowledge, dispositions and experiences partner with theory in ways that support and sustain each other. Each course I teach is an opportunity to encourage inquiry-focused perspectives that shift emphasis from the superficial receiving and obtaining of content to the building of lifelong habits of authentic learning."