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Kathryn L. Lubniewski, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Special Education

Special Education
McAllan Hall 212

Kathryn L. Lubniewski, Ph.D.

Dr. Lubniewski earned a doctorate from West Virginia University in special education. Her B.S. in multi-disciplinary studies and M.A. in elementary education were also from West Virginia University. She acquired additional certification in multi-categorical special education and early childhood education. She has taught inclusion for reading and mathematics in grades K, 1, and 2, and has taught in a self-contained setting for grades 9-12. Dr. Lubniewski worked as an Assistant/Associate Professor at Elmhurst College for 6 years. She specializes in collaboration, differentiated instruction, and teacher training. Dr. Lubniewski is a member of the Council for Exceptional Children, and American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. She served as an executive board member of Esperanza Community Services Center and also as an executive board of the Teacher Education Division for the Council for Exceptional Children. Her current scholarship focuses on The Collaborative Student Teacher Training Model and how iPads impact student engagement.


Ph.D., West Virginia University

M.A., West Virginia University

B.S., West Virginia University


Scholarly Articles

  • Wong, Chiu-Yin (Cathy), and Kathryn Lubniewski. 2020. Hong Kong Teacher Perceptions of U.S. Culture and Education: A Case Study to Prepare for a Collaboration. New Waves – Educational Research & Development, 23(1):26-42.
  • Lubniewski, K. & Brennan, M. (2019) Road map for GATE in creating innovative differentiated approaches to skill development. In Judith A. Bazler, Meta L. Van Sickle, Julie Swanson, & Kathryn Lubniewski (Eds.). Identifying, Describing, and Developing Teachers Who Are Gifted and Talented (pp. 205-214). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
  • Van Sickle, M.L., Swanson, J.D. , Bazler, J.A., & Lubniewski, K.l. (Eds.).  (2019) Identifying, Describing, and Developing Teachers Who Are Gifted and Talented. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
  • Servilio, K. L., Hollingshead, A., & Hott, B. L. (2017). Partnerships enhancing practice: A preliminary model of technology-based peer-to-peer evaluations of teaching in higher education. Journal of Special Education Technology, 32 (1), 23-35.
  • Servilio, K. (2017). Cases on STEAM Education in Practice: Differentiated Instruction. In Judith Bazler and Meta Van Sickle (Eds.). Cases on STEAM Education in Practice , pp. 319-334. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
  • Burke, Lisa, Wu-Ying Hsieh, Norma Lopez-Reyna and Kathryn Servilio,(2016), Fall. Teaching Reading Comprehension to Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Social Studies Classrooms: Middle School Teacher Perceptions. Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, 60-78.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles:

  • Lubniewski, K., McArthur-Amedeo, C., & Harriott, W. (2018, January). Evaluating Instructional Apps Using the App Checklist for Educators (ACE). International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 10(3), 323-329.
  • Natale, K.& Lubniewski, K. (2018, January). Use of communication and technology between educational professionals and families. International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 10(3), 377-384.

Journal Proceedings:

  • Servilio, K.& Wong, C.Y. (2017, July 31). A case study of a teacher from Hong Kong: What does an international teacher really think about U.S. education? The Clute Institute International Business & Education Conference. New York, NY.
  • Natale, K. & Servilio, K. (2017, July 8-11). The integration of research and education: Graduate research assistantship. International Multi-Conference on Society, Cybernetics, and Informatics. Orlando, FL.
  • Natale, K. & Servilio, K. (2017, March 5-9). Family perspectives on teacher communication through technology. Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education. Austin, TX.

Book Chapters

Mulvaney, Tracy L. and Kathryn Lubniewski. 2020. Differentiating Instruction in the Forensics Classroom. In Cases on Models and Methods for STEAM Education, edited by Judith A. Bazler and Meta L. Ban Sickle, 328-343. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.