Tracy McLeod, Ph.D.

Department:  Teaching and Inclusive Learning

Rank, Program:  Assistant Professor, Special Education

Contact info:
Email: mcleot@sage.edu
Phone: (518) 244-3132
Office: Education Building, Room 204                                          

Degree Information:

  • Ph.D., Teaching and Learning- Special Education, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL
  • M.S., Curriculum and Instruction K-8, University of Wisconsin at Whitewater, Whitewater, WI
  • B.S., Sociology/Criminal Justice, University of Wisconsin at Whitewater, Whitewater, WI
  • DipEd., Elementary Education and Biology, Bethlehem Moravian Teachers’ College,  Jamaica

Courses Taught:

  • EDU 588: Building Classrooms as Learning Communities
  • EDU 337: Classroom Management
  • EDU 599: Educating All Students

Research:

  • Professionals, Family, and Community Collaboration
  • Diversity and Equity in public schools
  • Culturally responsive classrooms

Professional Development:

Qualitative research methods/techniques

  • Community-based Participatory Research
  • Action research
    • Grounded Theory
    •  Content Analysis

Recent Publications:

  • McLeod, T. A. (2012). First-generation English-speaking West Indian families: Understandingof disability and special education. Multiple Voices for Ethnically Diverse Exceptional Learners, 13(1), 1-16.

Professional Presentations:

  • McLeod, T.A. (2013, April). Exploring the Role of Culturally-Based Concepts of Disability and  Special Education. Panel Presentation at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA.
  • McLeod, T.A. (2012, April). First-generation English-speaking West Indian families:Understanding the concepts of disability and special education. Poster presentation at the 95th Annual Council for Exceptional Children Conference, Denver, Co. 
  • McLeod, T.A., Malhotra, K., Puccinelli, M., Gutman, L., Kesten, S., Zwerling, H., & Aldarondo, E. (2012, August). Invited Lecture: Understanding Fathers’ Involvement in Children’s Lives.  American Psychological Association (APA) Conference, Orlando, FL.
  • Avalos, M., Zisselsberger, M., Bengochea, A., Doorn, K., Iuhasz, N., McLeod, T.A., Pontier, R., Puccinelli, M., Sembiante, S., & Thorrington, V. (April, 2012). Operationalizing a Linguistic Framework for Math Texts to Inform and Improve Instruction for English Learners. Panel Presentation at the American Educational Research Association Annual Conference, Vancouver, Canada.
  • McLeod, T.A.  (2011, April). Engaging African Identity: Exploring the Personal Narratives of a Graduate student Attending Predominantly White Institutions. Round Table Presentation at the American Educational Research Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.
  • McLeod, T.A. (2011, April). Exploring how my African Identity was shaped by Attending Predominantly White Institutions. Poster Presentation at the Research and Creative Forum, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.
  • Cavendish, W., McLeod, T.A., Espinosa, A., Mahotiere, M., & Menda-Marshall, A. (2010, October). Response to Intervention: Challenges and Successes in Large Scale Implementation Process. Panel Presentation at the Great City Schools Conference, Tampa FL.
  • McLeod, T.A. (2010, October). The Challenges of Involving Immigrant Parents of Students with Disabilities in the Educational Process. Panel Presentation at the American Educational Studies Association (AESA) Annual Conference, Denver, CO.
  • McLeod, T.A., & Ward, S. (2008, May). Is there room for Critical Race Theory (CRT) in Special Education? Round Table Presentation at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Conference, Manhattan, NY.
  • McLeod, T.A. (2008, October). Addressing Challenging Behaviors in a Cultural Context in our Nation’s Schools. Panel Presentation at the Wisconsin Council for Children with Behavior Disorders Annual meeting, Madison, WI.

Personal:

Enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking, decorating, traveling,  and going to sport events.