Claudia Rinaldi, PhD
Claudia Rinaldi, PhD, is the professor and Chair of the Education Program at Lasell University. She is the Lasell University Chair of the Joan Weiler Arnow ’49 Professor of Education, a three-year endowed position awarded for excellence in teaching and community impact. Her areas of research are the implementation of the Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS) framework in urban settings with English learners, teaching education in bilingual special education, and diversifying the teacher pipeline.
Dr. Rinaldi has authored peer-reviewed publications and a book for educators called Practical Ways to Engage All Struggling Readers. She leads a graduate certificate program in Teaching Bilingual Students with Disabilities for general, ESL, and special education teachers geared towards applying research-informed practices to the questions and processes of identifying whether it is a language difference or a learning disability.