Mandy Lusk


assistant professor, special education 

Education: Ph.D., behavior disorders, University of North Texas, 2012 

Previously: graduate research assistant, University of North Texas

Expertise: teacher preparation in students with exceptionalities; elected member on Board of Directors for Council of Exceptional Children, largest special education organization in the world; presented at numerous international conferences; advocate for children and youth with exceptionalities 

“I have always dreamed to work on an university campus. With that said, my first day as an undergraduate student at the Mississippi State University was pretty embarrassing. I decided to wear a cute dress and 3-inch heels. When I was crossing traffic to go to my first class, I tripped on a pebble and went tumbling. My dress was wrapped around my head and heels were in two different directions. Fortunately, this incident did not discourage me from working on a university campus and look forward to more embarrassing moments at Wichita State University.”