Christopher Lemons, Ph.D., Joins the Stanford Graduate School of Education

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We are excited to share that Christopher Lemons, Ph.D., has joined the Stanford Graduate School of Education. Before coming to Stanford, Dr. Lemons was an Associate Professor of Special Education at the Peabody College of Vanderbilt University. He is also a member of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, which is a research center that aims to improve the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities through research, service, training, dissemination, and educational advocacy. 

Dr. Lemons’ primary research focus is on improving academic outcomes for children and adolescents with intellectual, developmental, and learning disabilities. More recently, his research has focused on creating and evaluating reading interventions specifically for individuals with Down Syndrome. Additionally, he lectures and researches about data-based individualization, intervention-related assessment, and professional development. 

His work has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals including Exceptional ChildrenFocus on Autism and Other Developmental DisabilitiesIntellectual and Developmental DisabilitiesJournal of Intellectual Disability Research, and Remedial and Special Education. Throughout his career, Dr. Lemons has received numerous awards for his research and leadership within Special Education. One of which is the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers, from President Obama. Before entering academia, Dr. Lemons taught in several special education settings including a preschool autism unit, an elementary resource and inclusion program, and a middle school life skills classroom. We look forward to seeing Dr. Lemons continue to work to improve the lives of those with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Welcome to “The Farm,” Dr. Lemons!