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Elizabeth Fleming, DA

Associate Provost & Dean, School of Education, Human & Health Sciences

BS, Fitchburg State College; MEd, Vanderbilt University - George Peabody College; EdS, Vanderbilt University - George Peabody College; DA, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Simmons College

Elizabeth Fleming, DA, is Associate Provost & Dean, School of Education, Human & Health Sciences. In this capacity, she oversees undergraduate and graduate programs in psychology, education and health sciences.

Bay Path’s Graduate Program in Special Education prepares graduate students for their roles as highly trained teachers and human service professionals who provide designed instruction and services to children with various special needs. Under Fleming’s direction, the program instructs graduate students about the use of multiple teaching strategies, which ensure all students with special needs reach their learning potential.

A nationally recognized leader in the field of special education, Fleming served as assistant dean, chair and director of the Department of Special Education—undergraduate and graduate—at Simmons College in Boston prior to joining Bay Path as the Dean of Faculty for the Burlington campus. She has been the principal investigator on several federal grants; conducted numerous program curriculum evaluations; chaired college accreditation evaluations; and served as a grant reader for several state and federal grants in Washington, DC; and was a participant at the CISSLM-IMLS International Research Symposium discussing the impact of school libraries on student learning in New York. Currently, she is co-editor of the Journal of the National Association for Alternative Certification, an education publication, and is a member of the national CEC finance committee for the Council of Special Education Administrators.

Fleming’s research interests are in the areas of special education, professional development, and inclusionary practices for both educators and students. She has conducted national and local presentations and initiated programs for the practice of inclusion, and she is actively committed to training professionals to expand educational skills to educators at all levels.