Associate Professor, Teacher Education, Special Education, Curriculum & Instruction
Kristen Bottema-Beutel brings to the Lynch School expertise in a complex topic gaining increasing public attention: autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Her research into ASD includes social interaction dynamics in children and adolescents, educational interventions to promote peer interaction and social development, social communication development in students, and decision-making processes regarding peer inclusion.
Bottema-Beutel employs her acute expertise in social, emotional, and cognitive development, disabilities, and special education to impart a better understanding of the complexities of social disorders, especially in youth.
She earned her master’s degree from San Francisco State University and her doctorate from University of California, Berkeley and San Francisco State. Before joining the Lynch School in 2014, she was the IES Postdoctoral Fellow in Special Education Intervention Research at Vanderbilt University in the Department of Special Education.
In addition to traveling across North America presenting her research on ASD at education workshops and conferences, Bottema-Beutel serves as guest reviewer on several prominent journals. Her publications include 17 published peer reviewed journal articles, three articles in press, three published chapters, and three chapters in press.
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