Debra Lynch holds a B.S. in Special Education and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Special Education from the University of Virginia. Prior to teaching at Kutztown, Dr. Lynch taught primary aged students with physical disabilities in Independence, Missouri. While teaching in Missouri, Dr. Lynch directed the summer school program for students with special needs and was instrumental in promoting the inclusion of children with disabilities in general education classrooms and activities. Dr. Lynch's research areas of interest include functional academic instruction and modifications for successful inclusion of all students with disabilities. She can be contacted at (610) 683-4290 or by email.