Intersections of Race and Class in Special Ed Policy
    • About:

      Dr. Wendy Cavendish is currently a Visiting Research Scholar at Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute and Associate Professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning in the University of Miami School of Education and Human Development. She joined the University of Miami faculty in 2007 after serving as research faculty at the Center for Criminology and Public Policy Research in the College of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida State University. Dr. Cavendish’s interdisciplinary research focus includes the practices and processes in schools and other social institutions (e.g., criminal justice system) that facilitate and support successful transition of youth both into and out of special education. Her work has been published in the Journal of Learning Disabilities, Journal of Special Education, Journal of Youth & Adolescence, Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, and Journal of Adolescence as well as numerous research reports and book chapters.