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Lina Shanley

Research Associate Professor
College of Education, Education Research and Outreach, Educational Leadership
Phone: 541-346-8647
Office: 1600 Millrace Dr., Ste 243


Dr. Lina Shanley worked as a special education teacher in Oakland, CA prior to moving to the University of Oregon. She received her mild/moderate disabilities teaching credential and Masters in Special Education from San Francisco State University while working as a Resource Specialist for the Oakland Unified School District.

Currently, Dr. Shanley is a Research Assistant Professor at the Center on Teaching and Learning. She is an investigator on several federally funded grants to develop and examine the efficacy of early mathematics intervention programs delivered in both in-person and technology-based contexts. She is a co-Project Director for the NumberShire Integrated Tutor System and also codirects a grant aimed at better understanding mathematics intervention response via neuroimaging.


PhD, 2014, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
Major: Quantitative Methodology and Measurement

MA, 2010, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
Major: Special Education

BA, 2000, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA
Major: History


Shanley, L., Biancarosa, G., Clarke, B., & Goode, J. (2019). Relations between mathematics achievement growth and the development of mathematics self-concept in elementary and middle grades. Contemporary Educational Psychology, 59. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.cedpsych.2019.101804

Shanley, L., Clarke, B., Anderson, D., Turtura, J., Doabler, C., Kurtz-Nelson, E., & Fien, H. (2019). Exploring the utility of assessing early mathematics intervention response via embedded assessment. School Psychology, 34(5), 541-554. doi: 10.1037/spq0000326

Shanley, L., Strand Cary, M., Turtura, J., Clarke, B., Sutherland, M., & Pilger, M. (2019). Individualized instructional delivery options: Adapting technology-based interventions for students with attention difficulties. Journal of Special Education Technology. Advance online publication.

Shanley, L., Clarke, B., Doabler, C. T., Kurtz-Nelson, E., & Fien, H. (2018). Measuring early mathematics knowledge via early number skills and task types. Mathematical Thinking and Learning, 20(4), 324-336. doi: 10.1080/10986065.2018.1509419

Clarke, B., Shanley, L., Kosty, D., Strand Cary, M., Baker, S. K., Fien, H., & Smolkowski, K. (2018). Investigating the incremental validity of cognitive variables in early mathematics screening. School Psychology Quarterly, 33(2), 264-271. doi: 10.1037/spq0000214

Shanley, L., Clarke, B., Doabler, C. T., Kurtz-Nelson, E., & Fien, H. (2017). Early number skills gains and mathematics achievement: Intervening to establish successful early mathematics trajectories. Journal of Special Education, 51(3), 177-188. doi: 10.1177/0022466917720455

Shanley, L., Strand Cary, M., Clarke, B., Guerriero, M. A., & Thier, M. (2017). Instructors’ technology experience and iPad delivered intervention implementation: A mixed methods replication study. Educational Technology Research and Development, 65(4), 815-830. doi: 10.1007/s11423-016-9488-8

Shanley, L. (2016). Evaluating longitudinal mathematics achievement growth: Modeling and measurement considerations for assessing academic progress. Educational Researcher, 45(6), 347-357. doi: 10.3102/0013189X16662461


Dr. Shanley’s research interests are nested broadly within the fields of numerical cognition and special education. Her primary line of inquiry involves identifying factors associated with mathematics development among at-risk students. Within this frame, much of her current work focuses on how students acquire early number concepts with the aim of improving intervention response via increasingly efficient screening processes and targeted intervention practices. Dr. Shanley is currently working to forge multi-disciplinary research partnerships in education, cognitive science, and neuropsychology to better understand early mathematics development and factors that affect responsiveness to intervention.