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Education, Development, Teaching, and Learning

College of Education and Professional Studies

Tim Lawless Bio

Name: Tim Lawless

Title/Rank: Assistant Professor

Contact Information



Education Development Teaching and Learning (EDTL) 



2019  Grand Canyon University (Ed.D.) 

1989  Pacific Lutheran University (Masters)  

1983  Washington State University (Go Cougs!!, B.A.) 



"The influence of a pre-IEP Meeting on parent and Teacher Perceptions: A Qualitative Multi-Case Study", Dissertation, June 2019, Grand Canyon University



Lawless, T. (2018, October).  Parent Voice.  Workshop presented at the “Teaching Equity is Central” conference, Ellensburg, WA.

Lawless, T. (2017, February).  Differentiation.  Lecture presented to Morgan Middle School, Ellensburg, WA.

Lawless, T., Spybrook, J. (2016, May).  The effects of a pre-IEP meeting on the perceptions of parents and teachers of culturally and linguistically diverse students.  Poster session presented to the Council for Exceptional Students National Conference, San Diego, CA.

Lawless, T. (2016, June).  The role of schools in society. Lecture presented to Wenatchee Valley College, Wenatchee, WA.

Lawless, T. (2016, October).  Racism and schools. Lecture presented to Wenatchee Valley College, Wenatchee, WA.


Research Interests

Parent involvement for CLD families, Arts in Education, Culturally competent practices in public education, Cultural reciprocity, Special Education


Professional Organizations

Council for Exceptional Children

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