L. Lynn Stansberry Brusnahan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Special Education and Gifted Education
(651) 962-4397
MOH 439 | Opus Hall

Lynn Stansberry Brusnahan is the parent of a young adult with autism. She coordinates the autism spectrum disorders certificate, license and master’s program.  Lynn earned her Ph.D. in Urban Education from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (2007). She received a Masters degree at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in Special Education and her undergraduate degree from Purdue University.  Her professional experiences include being an independent inclusion, autism and behavioral specialist working with individuals with a wide range of abilities and challenges in school and community settings. Lynn's graduate studies focused on autism spectrum disorders and the inclusion of children with disabilities in early childhood and childcare settings. Lynn has served on board for the Autism Society of America, Autism Society of Wisconsin, and was a Past President of the Autism Society of Southeastern Wisconsin. She was appointed by the Governor of Wisconsin to the Council for People with Developmental Disabilities and she is on the advisory board for the Minnesota Life College.  Lynn’s research interests include: autism, developmental disabilities, paraprofessionals, transition, and professional development of educators. Lynn has presented locally, regionally, nationally and internationally on autism spectrum disorders.

Publications

  • Stansberry, L. & Collet-Klingenberg (2010). Evidence-based Practices for Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Guidelines and Recommendations from the National Research Council and National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders. International Journal of Early Childhood Special Education 2 (1). 45-56.
    URL: http://www.int-jecse.net/V2N1.htm
  • Stansberry, L. (2012). Minnesota Special Education Licensure Updates:  Better serving students by preparing special education teachers in a hybrid model of disability specific and cross-categorical system
    LEND Brief
    : Issues and Innovative Practices in Educating Persons with ASD. Leadership Training Program in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
    URL: http://lend.umn.edu/docs/LENDBriefWinter2012.pdf

Awards & Accomplishments

Delta Air Lines Chairman's ClubCharter Member