Assistant Professor and Extension Special Populations Specialist
College Station, Texas 77843-2251
Lakshmi (Hema) Mahadevan is an Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist for Special Populations. She coordinates the activities of the Career Technical Special Populations Training and Resource Education Center (CTSP Center) – a Texas Education Agency/Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service collaborative project. She is in charge of disseminating career and technical education (CTE) and special education-related information to teachers, educators, and other personnel in Texas concerned with serving students with special needs. In addition to fulfilling typical grant-related responsibilities, Hema aids in the design, editing, and final production of multimedia learning modules centered on addressing the critical knowledge needs of CTE teachers.
After obtaining a Master’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Chennai in India, Hema moved to the United States to pursue her doctoral education. She has her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology with an emphasis in Career Development Education from Texas A&M University. Her areas of expertise include career assessment, post-secondary options for individuals with special needs, and multicultural career counseling. She has taught graduate-level courses on career assessment and has skills and experiences in various areas including educational research, bilingual education, and program evaluation.
Last updated: March 26, 2015