Dr. Ann M. Cranston-Gingras
Professor & Associate Dean
Ann M. Cranston-Gingras, Ph.D., is a Professor of Special Education and Director of the Center for Migrant Education. She also serves as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Education.
Dr. Cranston-Gingras holds a Doctoral degree in Curriculum and Instruction/Special Education, a Master's degree in Special Education and a Bachelor's degree in English Education. She is the Principal Investigator and Director of the federally funded High School Equivalency Program for Youth from Migrant Farmworker Families and the College Assistance Migrant Program.
Dr. Cranston-Gingras’ research and writing focus on children who have been marginalized by schools and society including children with disabilities and those from migrant farmworker families. She is the co-author of the texts, Teaching Learners with Diverse Abilities and Rethinking Professional Issues in Special Education.
Dr. Cranston-Gingras is a past president of the National Migrant HEP/CAMP Association and is active on several local, state and national committees working on behalf of youth from migrant farmworker families. She teaches special education undergraduate and graduate classes and supervises doctoral student research. Prior to coming to USF, Dr. Cranston-Gingras taught high school in New York, Massachusetts and Connecticut.