Dr. Cassandra M. Smith is a postdoctoral fellow in Special Education at the University of Missouri. She completed her PhD and certificate in Quantitative Methods at the University of Missouri. Formerly, Dr. Smith was a middle and high school mathematics special education teacher in the St. Louis and Kansas City areas.
Dr. Smith’s research focuses on identifying, developing, and disseminating evidence-based algebra instruction and intervention practices for secondary students with disabilities. This includes supporting pre-service and in-service teachers implement evidence-based mathematics practices. She is also interested in using quantitative methodology to evaluate mathematics instructional programs for students with disabilities. As a postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Smith is a team member on two federally funded research programs: Linking Science, Mathematics, & Literacy (National Institutes for Health Funded) and Project STAIR 2.0 (Institute for Education Sciences Funded).
Areas of Expertise
- Mathematics instruction and interventions for secondary students with disabilities
- Algebra instruction and interventions for secondary students with disabilities
- Quantitative research methods