Lindiwe Magaya, Ph.D.

Phone: 732-987-2703
Fax: 732-987-2025
Office Location:
Raymond Hall West 205
Office Hours:
M/W 2:00 - 4:00 pm
School of Education

Educational Background:

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Special Education 
  • Master of Science in Education, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Educational Psychology 
  • Bachelor of Science in Education, University of Zimbabwe, Curriculum and Arts and Educational Psychology 


  • Magaya, L. (2010). Predictors of Sexual Risk Behavior among Zimbabwean Adolescents With and Without Disabilities: Implications for HIV/AIDS prevention. Journal of International Special Needs Education, 13, 14-22.

  • Magaya, L., Asner-Self, K. K., & Schreiber, J. B. (2005). Stress and coping strategies among Zimbabwean adolescents. The British Journal of Educational Psychology, 75, 661-671


  • Magaya, L. (2012). Identification of Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders (EBD): The Case for Zimbabwe and Zambia. Paper presented at the 2012 Council for Exceptional Children Convention and Expo, Boston, MA.

  • Magaya, L. (2011). Tiered Instruction: Learning without Tears. Paper presented at the National Council for Less Commonly Taught Languages, Madison, Wisconsin, April 7- 10, 2011

  • Magaya, L. (2010) To Identify or not to Identify. Paper presented at the International Child & Adolescent Conference XV. Behavioral Institute for Children and Adolescents. Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders (CCBD).  Minneapolis, MN Nov 4-6, 2010

  • Magaya, L. (2010, April). Behavioral disorders- A cultural phenomenon. Paper presented at the 2010 Council for Exceptional Children Convention and Expo, Nashville, TN.

  • Magaya, L. (2009). Differentiated instruction and the teaching of African Languages to non-native speakers. Paper presented at the Annual Convention for the Less Commonly Taught Languages in conjunction with the African Teachers Language Association (ALTA). Madison, WS (April 24, 2009). 
  • Magaya, L (2008). Factors affecting inclusive education: The case for Zambia and Zimbabwe. Paper presented at the Council for Exceptional Children, Boston, MA, April 5, 2008.
  • Magaya, L. (2007). Inclusive Education in Zimbabwe: Historical and cultural conditions for successful inclusion. Council for Exceptional Children Annual Convention and Expo, April 19, 2007.
  • Magaya, L. (2007). Parental Advocacy in Zimbabwe: Implications for successful inclusion.  CEC 2007 Annual Convention and Expo, April 19, 2007.

Courses Taught:

  • ED3201/EDC5206: Assessment and Instructional Design for Students with Special Needs
  • EDC5030: Introduction to Educating Students with Disabilities 
  • EDC5034: Introduction to Learning Disabilities 
  • EDC5037: Psychological and Educational Assessment of Students with Disabilities 
  • EDC5038: Psychology of the Exceptional Child
  • EDC6095: Project Thesis I
  • EDC6099: Project Thesis II


  • Psychological well-being of adolescents in Zimbabwe and the U.S. Georgian Court University Faculty Fellowship Award (2006-2007)

Research Area: 

  • Learning disabilities across cultures
  • Emotional and/or Behavior Disorders
  • Assessment and placement of students who are culturally and linguistically diverse into Special Education   
  • Psychological well-being of adolescents across cultures 

Service to the University:

  • Internal Research and Review Board (IRRB) Chair (2010 -2012)
  • Balloting Committee - (2010-2012)
  • Faculty Development Committee - Georgian Court University (2007 - 2010) 
  • Diversity Committee- Georgian Court University (2008-2010) 
  • Academic Program Review - (2007 -2008)
  • Representative of the School of Education at GCU Open Houses 
  • Search Committees


  • Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
  • New Jersey Council for Exceptional Children (NJCEC)
  • Division of International Special Education and Services (DISES)
  • Division for Learning Disabilities (DLD) 
  • Council for Children with Behavior Disorders (CCBD) 
  • Division for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners (DDEL) 
  • African Languages Teachers Association 

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