A member of the AU faculty for more than 10 years, Dr. Cynthia Baughan is Anderson University’s Excellence In Teaching award recipient for 2019. She earned a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction in special education and an M.Ed. in early childhood special education, both from Clemson University. Dr. Baughan’s undergraduate degree in elementary and special education was conferred by Bob Jones University.
Dr. Baughan’s teaching focuses on special education. These courses focus on preparing pre-service teachers in the areas of assessment, classroom management, and instructional practices that effectively support the inclusion of students with disabilities across school environments.
In addition to her special education teaching load, Dr. Baughan serves as the AU Associate Dean of the College of Education.
Prior to joining the Anderson faculty, Dr. Baughan’s professional experiences related to special education spanned classroom, agency, community, and higher education settings. She draws from these experiences to make her AU classes practical, relevant, and engaging for students.
Baughan’s scholarship and service focus on promoting positive outcomes for young children with disabilities and their families. She has contributed to the field through papers presented at state and national conferences, in peer-reviewed journals, and in book chapters; through editorial board service on two professional journals; and through service as a member of the board of directors for a local non-profit organization.