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Latha Bhushan

Dr. Latha Bhushan

216 Robinson LRC
(570) 484-2170

Courses Most Commonly Taught

  • SPEC 202: Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in Education
  • SPEC 300: Communication Disorders & Assistive Technology
  • SPEC 325: Infants, Preschoolers with Special needs
  • SPEC 400: Professional and Technology Skills
  • SPEC 450: Disability and Community Services Field Experience

Areas of Expertise

Communication Disorders & Assistive Technology, Law & Collaborative Practices in Special Education, Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in Education, Early Intervention, and Community Services for Individual with Disabilities. Annual

Education: 

  • Ph.D. Special Education - The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. 1996.
  • B.Ed. Special Education -S.N.D.T. University, Bombay, India. 1985.
  • M.A. Clinical Psychology - Bangalore University, Bangalore, India. 1981.
  • B.A. Psychology - Bangalore University, Bangalore, India. 1979.

Courses Developed: 

  • SPEC 119: First Year Seminar for Special Education Students
  • SPEC 202: Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in Education
  • SPEC 300: Communication Disorders & Assistive Technology
  • SPEC 325: Infants, Preschoolers with Special needs
  • SPEC 400: Professional and Technology Skills
  • SPEC 425: Law and Collaborative Practices
  • SPEC 450: Disability and Community Services Field Experience

Programs Developed: 

Developed Disability and Community Services (DCS) undergraduate major in the department of special education. The multidisciplinary curriculum prepares students to work as professionals serving individuals with disabilities in a wide array of governmental and non-governmental agencies.

Senior DCS students participate in the annual Career & Transition Fair, Commonwealth Technical Institute (CTI) @ Hiram G. Andrews Center, Johnstown, PA 15905

Professional Presentations: 

Bhushan , L ( 2018- 2019) Lock Haven University International Meritorious Teaching Award. To train professionals to provide inclusive education to children with disabilities in their communities. College of Education, The Royal University of Bhutan (Spring Semester 2019)

Bhushan, L, 2011. Rise of India. International Week, Lock Haven Univ., Lock Haven, PA.

Bhushan, L., Chrisman, J., Manlove, E., McKinnon, K., Langan, F., and Patte, M. 2009. Panel Member for the session titled” “Forging New Alliances through Mutual Understanding between Early Childhood, Special Education and Elementary Educators” at the 2nd Annual Higher Education Institute on Diversity, “Harrisburg/Hershey, PA.

Bhushan, L., and B. Esber. 2008. Pre-service Teachers Experience With Children From Diverse Cultures: What Do We Need To Know? Pennsylvania Diversity Institute for Higher Education on Institutions, Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, State College, PA.

Bhushan, L., L. Bennedetto., and L. Kaczmarek.2008. Panel Member for the session titled”

Strategies for Honoring the Special Education Component of Chapter 49-2,” the at Pennsylvania Diversity Institute for Higher Education on Institutions, Penn Stater, SCE, PA.

Bhushan, L. and M. Dion. 2008. Training Teachers to use Assistive Technology, Pennsylvania Educational Technology Expo & Conference. Hershey Lodge and Convention Center, Hershey, PA.

Community/Professional Service: 

Associate Editor: Pennsylvania Teacher Educator (PACTE) Journal

Regional Evaluation Coordinator: SERVE. Inc., Improving Learning through Research and Development. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Interim Director, Office of Disability Student Services, LHU (summer, 2016)

Program Reviewer: Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE)

Program Reviewer: National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)

Program Reviewer: Disability Services Program, Special Education and Clinical Services, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA.

Committee member, Health Advisory Committee, STEP Head Start

Clinton County Core Team Member, Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS) STEP Head Start.

Board member, United Nations Association, Centre County Chapter

Planning Committee member, BUDDY WALK- Centre County Down Syndrome Association

Coordinator, Annual Autism Speaks 5K run/3Kwalk, State College, PA

Volunteer, Childhood Gate Garden, Arboretum, Penn State University

Volunteer & project coordinator, Association for India Development, Penn State Chapter

Volunteer, Society for Indian Music and Arts, State College

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