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Ashwini Tiwari

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Ashwini Tiwari

Assistant Professor

Office: C-430G
713-226-5252
tiwaria@uhd.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Ashwini Tiwari is an assistant professor in the Urban Education Department at the University of Houston-Downtown where he teaches courses primarily in the areas of special education. Dr. Tiwari received his dual-title Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Comparative International Education from Penn State University and MA in Special Education from the University of Arizona. Prior to joining UHD, he held faculty positions at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV). Additionally, Dr. Tiwari has worked as a special educator in an inner-city school district in Phoenix, Arizona; He holds certifications in the areas of K-12 Special Education with an endorsement in the Structured English Immersion.  

Dr. Tiwari's research is centered around "examining issues of educational inequity with a focus on inclusive education in the comparative international contexts". His research findings have been published in many top-tier journals such as Teaching and Teacher Education, Educational Studies, Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs and Asia Pacific Education Review. He regularly presents at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and, Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) Conference.

​Penn State University            Ph.D.          2014

The University of Arizona      MA              2007

Osmania University               BA               2005

​PED 3301: Introduction to Special Populations

SOSE 3320: Assessment and Evaluation of Children

​Tiwari, A. & Fu, T. (2017). Institutional barriers of educational participation: Examples from China and India. International Journal of Educational Reform, 26(1), 70-84.

Guerra, F., Tiwari, A., Das, A., Cavazos, J. & Sharma, M. (2017). Examining teachers' understanding of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1471-3802.12382/full

Chapman, A., Ward, H., Tiwari, A., Weimer, A., Duran, J., Guerra, F., & Sale, P. (2017). The role of language in anatomy and physiology instruction. The American Biology Teacher. http://abt.ucpress.edu/content/79/3/184

Kelly, J., Tiwari, A. & Pohl, B. (in press). Technology and special education. In J. Nath & I. Chen (Eds.) Technology in the classroom: For now and the future. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt.

Diallo, A., Braithwaite, J., Mamboleo, G., Tiwari, A., & Sharma, M. (accepted with revisions). Use of live theater in changing attitudes toward persons with disabilities. Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin. 

Tiwari, A., Das, A., & Sharma, M. (2015). Inclusive education a "rhetoric" or "reality"? Teachers' perspectives and beliefs. Teaching and Teacher Education, 52, 128-136. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0742051X15300020

Tiwari, A. (2015). Making our judgments right: Ethics in corporal punishment in Indian schools. International Education Studies 8(5),69-74. http://www.ccsenet.org/journal/index.php/ies/article/view/48180

Yadav, M., Das, A., Sharma, S., & Tiwari, A. (2015). Understanding teachers' concerns about inclusive education. Asia Pacific Education Review, 16(4), 653-662. http://link.springer,com/article/10.1007/s12564-015-9405-6

Singh, A., Yeh, C. J., Singh, Y. P., Agarwal, A., & Tiwari, A. (2015). Best practices for designing practicum in special education programs. European Academic Research 3(4), 4148-4179. ISSN: 2286-4822

Yeh, C., Singh, A., Tiwari, A., Singh, Y. (2015). Phenomenology and language acquisition in young children. INSIGHT: Journal of Applied Research in Education 20(1). ISSN: 0975-0665

Shah, R., Das, A., Desai, I & Tiwari, A., (2014). Teacher concerns about inclusive education in Ahmedabad, India. Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs. doi: 10.1111/1471-3802.12054. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1471-3802.12054/full

Presentations: 

Tiwari, A. & Das, A. (April, 2017). Special education students in regular education classrooms: Where are we? Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) annual meeting, Washington DC. 

Tiwari, A. (March, 2017). Teacher, classroom practices and inclusive education. Paper presented at the 61st Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), Atlanta. 

Tiwari, A. & Fu, T. (April, 2016). Understanding oblivious and non-oblivious barriers to education. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) annual meeting, Washington DC.

Chapman, A., Jaime, D., Tiwari, A. & Ward, H. (February, 2016). Bridging languages to learn anatomy: Spanish as linguistic capital? Symposium presented at Texas Language Education Research (TexLER) Conference, San Antonio.

Das, A. & Tiwari, A. (February, 2016). What, Why, and How of Mathematics Instruction for Struggling Learners. Paper presented at the annual international conference of Learning Disability Association of America, Orlando, FL. 

Tiwari, A. (April, 2015). Corporal Punishment in India: Caste system context. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) annual meeting, Chicago, IL. 

Tiwari, A., Park, M., & Das, A. (April, 2015). A teacher's decision making and practices to increase student engagement. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) annual meeting, Chicago, IL.

Fu, T. & Tiwari, A. (March, 2015). Institutional barriers of education for sustainable development: Examples from China and India. Paper presented at the 59th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), Washington DC. 

Singh, A., Yeh, C., & Tiwari, A. (March, 2015). The role of field-based experiences in special education programs. Paper presented at Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, Las Vegas, NV. 

Tiwari, A., Singh, A., & Yeh, C. (March, 2015). Responding to students' misbehavior on Facebook: Examining teachers' beliefs and perceptions. Paper presented at Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, Las Vegas, NV. 

​Distinguished as an honorable mention for the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) South Asia Special Interest Group's Best Dissertation Award, 2015. 

Received Penn State's Graduate Student Association outstanding service award for diversity initiatives at Penn State, 2013. 

Fellow, Center for Progressive Leadership, 2010-13.

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