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Lori Severino, Ed.D

Lori Severino
Assistant Clinical Professor
Program Director of Special Education
3401 Market St.
Room 360

Program Affiliation:

M.S., Special Education
B.S., Education


Ed.D., M.S., Neumann University
B.S., West Chester University

Areas of Expertise:

  • Special Education
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Reading
  • Wilson Language
  • Multi-sensory instruction
  • Reading comprehension
  • Assessment
  • Adolescent literacy

Research Interests:

  • Reading Comprehension strategies
  • Brain research in reading
  • Secondary Reading Assessments 

Professional Experience:

  • Drexel University School of Education (2012-present)
    Program Director and Assistant Clinical Professor, Special Education
  • Oxford Area School District (2008-12)
    Learning Support Teacher; Reading Programs Facilitator, Grades 9-12
  • Upper Darby School District (1999-2008)
    Learning Support Teacher, Grades 7-12; Wilson In-District Trainer K-12
  • Southern York County School District (1986-95)
    Learning Support Teacher, Grades 2-12

Certification Areas:

  • Certification: Principal Certificate
  • Certificate: English 7-12
  • Wilson Language Level I Level II & Certified Trainer


  • Severino, L. (2010) From Mainstreaming to Inclusion: How the Gaskin Settlement Formed the Transition and Where Districts Go From Here, Pennsylvania Educational Leadership, 29(2), 31-38.