Martha D. Elford

Lecturer/Academic Program Associate
Primary office:
785-864-3727
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Rm 549
University of Kansas
1122 W. Campus Rd.
Lawrence, KS 66045-3101


Dr. Marti Elford is the Program Designer for the online High Incidence Teacher Education Practicum program at the University of Kansas.  Dr. Elford has experience as a classroom teacher, a reading specialist, and an instructional coach.  Dr. Elford earned her Ph.D. in Special Education at the University of Kansas as a doctoral fellow with L-TEC, Leadership in Teacher Education Core.  As a post doctoral fellow, Dr. Elford supervised two research projects:  a Poses Foundation grant studying Instructional  Coaching, and TeachLivE, the use of simulation in teacher preparation programs.

Dr. Elford’s research interests include the impact of coaching for pre- and in-service teachers on professional growth, using virtual learning environments, such as TeachLivE, for teacher preparation and professional development, and using technologies such as bug-in-ear to deliver immediate feedback to teachers and students.


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