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Megan GriffinMegan Griffin

Associate Professor
300 W. Hawthorne Road
Spokane, WA 99251
Phone: 509.777.3667
Fax: 509.777.None listed
Office Location: Dixon Hall


Ph.D., Special Education; Peabody College, Vanderbilt University

M.Ed., Elementary Education; University of Notre Dame

B.A., English; Minors: Theology, Gender Studies; University of Notre Dame

Year Joined Whitworth Faculty


Areas of Specialization / Expertise

Applied behavior analysis (ABA); inclusion of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in school and community settings; self-determination of individuals with disabilities

Selected Publications / Presentations / Honors


Griffin, M. M. & Papay, C. K. (2017). Supporting students with intellectual and developmental disabilities to attend college. TEACHING Exceptional Children, 49(6), 411-419.

Lough, E., Fisher, M. H., Griffin, M. M., & Lane, L. R. (2017). Experiences of bullying for individuals with Williams Syndrome. Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 10(2), 108-125.

Griffin, M. M., Wendel, K. F., Day, T. L., & McMillan, E. D. (2016). Developing peer supports for college students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 29(3), 263-269.

Griffin, M. M., Mello, M. P., Glover, C. A., Carter, E. W., & Hodapp, R. M. (2016). Supporting students with intellectual and developmental disabilities in postsecondary education: The motivations and experiences of peer mentors. Inclusion, 4(2), 75-88.

Burke, M. M., & Griffin, M. M. (2016). Students with developmental disabilities in Catholic schools: Examples in primary and secondary settings. Journal of Catholic Education, 19, 197-220.

Griffin, M. M., Taylor, J. L., Urbano, R. C., & Hodapp, R. M. (2014). Involvement in transition planning meetings among high school students with autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Special Education, 47, 256-264.

Papay, C. K., & Griffin, M. M. (2013). Developing inclusive college opportunities for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2, 110-116.

Fisher, M. H., Burke, M. M., & Griffin, M. M. (2013). Teaching young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to respond appropriately to lures from strangers. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 46, 528-533.

Griffin, M. M., Summer, A. H., McMillan, E. D., Day, T. L., & Hodapp, R. M. (2012). Attitudes toward inclusion of students with intellectual disabilities at college. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, 9, 234-239.

Griffin, M. M., Kane, L. W., Taylor, C. E., Francis, S. H., & Hodapp, R. M. (2012). Characteristics of inclusive faith communities: A preliminary survey of inclusive practices in the United States. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 25, 383-391.

Cox, M., Griffin, M. M., Hall, R., Oakes, W. P., & Lane, K. L. (2011). Using a functional assessment-based intervention to increase academic engaged time in an inclusive middle school setting. Beyond Behavior, 20, 44-54.

Griffin, M. M. (2011). Promoting IEP participation: Effects of interventions, considerations for CLD students. Career Development for Exceptional Individuals, 34, 153-164.

Griffin, M. M., McMillan, E. D., & Hodapp, R. M. (2010). Family perspectives on post- secondary education for students with intellectual disabilities. Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 45, 339-346.