University Consortium Member

Holly Lawson, CLVT, COMS

George Mason University

Dr. Lawson is assistant professor and coordinator of the Virginia Consortium in Teacher Preparation in Vision Impairment. She has over fifteen years experience working with school-aged children with visual impairment, both at residential schools for the blind and visually impaired and as an itinerant teacher. She received her PhD from the University of Arizona in 2010, which focused on postsecondary outcomes for students with visual impairments in Arizona. From 2005-2008 at the Arizona School for the Deaf and Blind, she co-directed a summer transition program, Project Freedom, designed to prepare students for postsecondary education and employment after high school. Her research interests are transition, low vision, and public policy. She serves as Chair of Division 7, Low Vision Rehabilitation, for the Association for the Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired. Lastly, she is a member of the VI State Planning Committee, which is a group of leaders working on improving the education for students with visual impairments in Virginia.