- Ed.D., University of Virginia, 1975
- M.A., George Washington University, 1968
- B.A., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 1967
In a role created in 2007, I work closely with Dean Pianta and our faculty to strengthen Curry partnerships that connect to the following: University programs and schools; local, regional and global communities; PK-12 school divisions; state departments, government officials, and legislators; international opportunities for faculty and students; and organizations related to teaching such as Teach for America. In addition, I am the Dean’s representative to the Curry Faculty Council as it leads academic program planning and curriculum reviews. I am a professor in special education and offer an online module for students preparing to teach youngsters with behavior disorders.
My background experiences and scholarship focus on two areas. First, in special education, I teach an online course on Behavioral & Emotional Disorders in which I emphasize cognitive strategies to assist students’ learning. The second area is the application of knowledge to solve real-world problems in service learning courses, academic outreach, community-based research, and other types of university engagement with public issues.