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Beverley Evans

Associate Professor

Beverley Cush Evans teaches in the special education programs in the Graduate School of Education. She has worked with students with Autism Spectrum Disorder for over 30 years, and has been a consultant for the Pennsylvania State Department of Education for Inclusive Education. She has served in higher education for 18 years, first at Duquesne University and most recently at Lesley University. Prior to her entrance into higher education she worked in both segregated and inclusive settings as a special education teacher for 14 years.

In 2021, The Run Around, created by youth designers in partnership with Beverley, iThrive Games, and Transition HOPE’s Janelle Ridley, won a gold medal in the category of Educational Tabletop Games at Serious Play Conference’s 2021 Serious Play Awards. The game authentically communicates the emotional, mental, and spiritual bondage the juvenile justice system creates.


BA, Marquette University
MS in Education, Duquesne University
PhD, University of Pittsburgh

Selected Publications

  • Lengyel, L., Evans, B., Gran, J., & Ransom, L. The special educator as an expert witness. In preparation for submission to Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities: The Journal of TASH.
  • Evans, B.C., & Henderson, J.E., (1997) Surefire Ways to Circumvent Costly Law Suits. The School Administrator, April, 1997.
  • Evans, B.C., & Henderson, J.E., (1998) Surefire Ways to Circumvent Costly Law Suits. Reprint in The National Down Syndrome Newsletter, vol.22, Number 10.
  •  vans, B.C., & Henderson, J.E., (1998) Reprint: Surefire Ways to Circumvent Costly Law Suits. In Arizona State School Psychologist Newsletter.
  • Evans, B & Lengyel, L. (November 2010). Assistive Technology squared: Learning Outcomes for both teacher candidates and the students they teach. Accepted for 2010 TED Conference 2010. St. Louis, Missouri.
  • Evans, B. & Dojonovic S. (November 2010). Social Competence: Mentor program for facilitating transition from high school to post secondary education for students with ASD. Accepted for 2010 TED Conference 2010. St. Louis, Missouri.
  • Lengyel, L. & Evans, B. (December, 2010). Removing Barriers To The General Education Curriculum Using AT: Teacher Preparation. Accepted for TASH 35th Annual Conference Embracing Difference..... It’s Time. Denver, Colorado.
  • Ford. M. & Evans, B. (2010). Teacher Candidates' Perceptions of Diversity in Urban Field Experience. Poster presentation accepted for AERA 2010 Conference. Denver, Colorado.
  • Evans, B. & Hinkle, S. (2010). Hidden Curriculum: Issues and Solutions (Autism Spectrum Disorders). Invited presentation for PEAL conference 2010. Pittsburgh, PA.
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