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Linda Miller-Dunleavy

  • Linda Miller-Dunleavy
  • Senior Lecturer
  • Communication Disorders & Special Education
  • 100 Lions Child Study Ctr
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-3226
  • lmillerd@odu.edu
  • Senior Lecturer, Darden School of Education. Linda Miller-Dunleavy has given 20 years of service to the public school system in the state of Virginia. The last 15 years have been spent in the higher education arena, at Old Dominion University, where she was voted “Most Inspiring Faculty Member” for the Darden College of Education in 2000. Linda began her journey in the special education field in 1977, when the laws were just beginning to embrace the students with disabilities in the educational systems.
  • Education

    Old Dominion University,
    Major: Special Education - Mental Retardation
    Degree: B.S.
    Old Dominion University, 1986
    Major: Special Education
    Degree: M.S.Ed.
  • Research Interests

    Linda Miller-Dunleavy has no research expectations. However, she and another colleague, an instructional technology educator in another department were awarded a grant from the Virginia Educational Technology Alliance, which allowed for a study to focus on special education concerns with technology integration into the classroom. The goal was to develop instructional strategies using Microsoft Word to improve writing skills for student with learning disabilities. Additionally, Ms. Miller-Dunleavy and her ECI colleague presented their informal data at various conferences between 1999-2001. Additionally, Linda has been a team member in writing two DOE grants that were not funded in her continued interest to collaborate with collegues and serve the community of students with special needs.
  • Licensures and Certifications

    Family Mediator
    Sponsoring Organization: Supreme Court of Virginia
    Date Obtained: 1995-01-01
    Expiration Date: 2001-12-31
  • Expertise

    Special Education
    IDEA-2004 & related issues, cultural diversity/Hispanic perspective/bilingual issues-speak Spanish, mild disabilitites-MR, LD & ED practices, test taking strategies & improving learning in adult learners, ADHD and related areas, advocacy for special needs.
  • 2004: Most Inspiring Faculty Award, ESSE Department ODU
  • 2003: PDA Award for Travel
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    Using Tracking Changes to Improve the Writing Scores of Special Needs Students
    Sponsoring Organization: VETA (Virginia Educational Technology Alliance) Grant
    Date: 2001 - 2004
    Investigators:Schultz, L.; Miller-Dunleavy, L.