Graduate Research Associates
Sri Padmini Chennapragada
A third-year doctoral student, Sri is majoring in Adapted Physical Education, with minors in Educational Leadership and Sport Management. She has a master's in Adapted Physical Activity from Texas Woman's University. Born and raised in the South-Indian city of Hyderabad, Sri speaks Hindi, Telugu and Tamil. The exposure to services that are provided to individuals with disabilities in the United States is a major inspiration behind her interest to take Adapted Physical Education into schools and communities of developing countries. While not in school, Sri is committed to promoting the Adapted Sports India movement, and enjoys blogging about life experiences.
Tamra has most recently worked as a middle school literacy coach and creative writing teacher. She has a Master's in Educational Leadership from Lamar University. She is currently working on a Ph.D. in Reading from TWU. Her research interests are summer reading loss and adolescent literacy. She also teaches an undergraduate literacy course to pre-service teachers at Texas Woman's University. Her certifications include K-12 Reading Specialist, Special Education, ESL, ELAR, and Early Childhood. She recently completed her qualifying exams, and plans to graduate in 2018. You can read more about Tamra’s beliefs and classroom practices in her blog
Tricia has most recently worked as an elementary assistant principal. She got her Master's degree in Educational Administration from TWU and is a full-time doctoral student majoring in Special Education. Her research interests are gender biases in identification, implementation of interventions, and programming for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Tricia has also worked as a general education teacher, Instructional Specialist and Response to Intervention Coordinator. She currently works as a graduate research associate as part of the ELLevate grant.