Lynn Fuchs

Lynn Fuchs, Ph.D., is the Nicholas Hobbs Professor of Special Education and Human Development at Vanderbilt University, where she also co-directs the Kennedy Center Reading Clinic. She has conducted programmatic research on assessment methods for enhancing instructional planning and on instructional methods for improving reading and math outcomes for students with learning disabilities.

Dr. Fuchs has published more than 200 empirical studies in peer-reviewed journals. She sits on the editorial boards of 10 journals. She been identified by Thompson ISI as one of 250 most highly cited researchers in the social sciences, and has received a variety of awards to acknowledge her research accomplishments that have enhanced reading and math outcomes for children with and without disabilities. Her awards include the Council for Exceptional Children’s Career Research Award; Vanderbilt’s Earl Sutherland Award for Research Accomplishments; the American Education Research Association’s Distinguished Researcher Award from the Special Education Research Special Education Interest Group; and the 1998 American Educational Research Association’s Palmer O. Johnson Award for the outstanding article appearing in an AERA-sponsored journal for the 1997 volume year.

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