Linda Flynn, Ph.D.

Dr. Linda Flynn-WilsonProfessor 

Contact

Office: 342O Bicentennial Education Center
Phone: 504-280-6541
Fax: 504-280-1120 
E-mail: lflynnwi@uno.edu

Background

Educational Background:
Bachelors in Science, Home Economics, Murray State University, 1972
Masters in Education, Early Childhood, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1976
Ph.D., Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education, University of Illinois, 1990

Dr. Flynn is the coordinator of the Early Intervention Program (children with disabilities from birth-to-five years old and their families). She has directed several federal and state projects on the topics of inclusive education, cross-cultural competence, teaming and collaboration, program development, and personnel preparation for doctoral and master's programs. Dr. Flynn has past experience as a teacher in the preschool classroom as well as working with infants and toddlers in homes and community-based programs. Her line of research is concerns, priorities, and resources of families who have young children with disabilities. 

Website

UNO's Early Intervention: Training and Collaboration (TAC) Project

U.S. Department of Education Grants

Flynn, L.L. (2015-2020). Principal Investigator & Director, Project EI-TAC (Early Intervention-Training and Collaboration) ($1,249,000) over 5 years, U.S. Department of Education, Preparation of Early Intervention Personnel), Washington, D.C.

Flynn, L.L. (2009-2016). Principal Investigator & Director, Project REBUILD (Redesign Efforts Benefiting an Urban Institution in Leadership Development) ($799,897 over 6 years, U.S. Department of Education, Preparation of Leadership Personnel), Washington, D.C.

Refereed Publications

Flynn, L., Ruiz, M., Wilson, H., & Pere, C. (2015). Retention of Undergraduate Students: Faculty Practices that are Most Supportive. American Council on Rural Special Education,160-163.

Fox, D., Flynn, L., & Austin, P. (2014). Child Leadership: Teachers’ Perceptions and Influences. Childhood Education 98(4),123-130.

Flynn, L. & Ruiz, M. (2014). Partnerships with family members to meet the needs of their children. American Council on Rural Special Education, 140-145.

International and National Presentations

Flynn, L., (October 2017). Utilization and Implications of the Revised DEC Position Paper for Personnel Preparation, Poster presented at the DEC 33rd International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and their Families, Portland, Oregon

Flynn, L. (July 2017). Support Needs of Families of Young Children with Autism. Paper presented at the 30th Pacific Educational Conference, Palau, Micronesia.

Flynn, L. (July 2017). Establishing Partnerships with Family Members. Paper presented at the annual Micronesia Teacher Education Conference, Yap, Micronesia.

Flynn, L. (June 2017). Support Priorities Identified by Families of Young Children with Disabilities. Keynote presentation at the International Symposium: Families, Rights, and Disability at the University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria.

Flynn, L., Newton, J., & Williams, M. (November 2016). Every Family has a Story: Building Family-Centered Practices Capacity in Preschool Education. Web Discussion for Division of Early Childhood (DEC).

Flynn L. & Ruiz M. (November, 2016) Retention of Undergraduate Students: Practices that Make a Difference. Paper presented at the annual Mid-South Educational Research Association (MSERA), Mobile, AL.

Ruiz, M. & Flynn, L. (November, 2016). Students’ Perceptions of Factors that Facilitated or Delayed their Completion of a Doctoral Program in Special Education. Paper presented at the 39th Annual Conference of Teacher Education Division (TED) Of CEC, Lexington, KY.

Flynn, L. (June 2016). Research with Families of Young Children with Disabilities. Paper presented at the University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.

Flynn, L. (June, 2016). Special Education in the United States. Paper presented at the University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria.