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Student Research Opportunities

Diverse Learning Technologies: Students with Disabilities

Former Landmark College student Ajani Thomas created this video about the innovative ways that Landmark College teaches students who learn differently.

Graduate Student Research Opportunities

LCIRT and Academic Affairs at Landmark College have partnered to promote a new initiative: a Graduate Student Research Opportunity for graduate students interested in research in the field of LD, ADHD, and ASD. The goal of this program is to support and expand robust research and knowledge in these areas. Landmark College often receive requests from external graduate students to conduct research at the college because of our unique population and in-house expertise in teaching students who learn differently. This initiative connects graduate students from around the country interested in research on LD, ADHD, and ASD with Landmark College faculty and LCIRT researchers on topics of mutual interest.

Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship

This 12-week (semester-long) Landmark College program provides undergraduates with an opportunity to job-shadow research professionals and participate in weekly research meetings with the Landmark College Institute for Research and Training (LCIRT). Apprenticeship responsibilities include conducting literature reviews on topics of interest, articulating testable hypotheses, and advocating one's own research ideas. Participants receive a certificate of completion at the end of the program.

Research Apprentices share their own research ideas and learn about:

  • the scientific process of inquiry
  • research methods
  • ethics in research
  • protocol for field research in social sciences

Undergraduate Research Assistants

LCIRT works with several undergraduate Landmark College Research Assistants (RAs) during each academic year. These students receive training, mentorship, a stipend, and travel funds for their research work at the college. In 2015-16, the RAs worked on the following projects:

Social Presence Online: This project is focused on improving online education for students who learn differently and is funded by the National Science Foundation. Research activities include coding video data, interpreting results, data entry, and meeting regularly with the research team.

EVO Project: This project is focused on exploring the use of a tablet game in improving the cognitive performance of students who learn differently. Research activities include recruiting participants, using an eye tracker, data entry, and meeting regularly with the research team.

RAs have the opportunity to be be part of the research team’s dissemination efforts through journals and conferences and are mentored in their own research work.


For initial inquiries about graduate or undergraduate opportunities, please contact Rick Bryck, Senior Academic Researcher, at

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