Ph.D., ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
Scholarly Interests: Home-school involvement; Roles of fathers in child development and learning; Collaborative relationships in classroom communities; Child language development
Courses Taught: SPE 103: Social and Legal Foundations of Special Education; SLP 102: Language, Speech & Communication Development; EDUC 513: Collaboration, Consultation & Partnerships; SPED 664: Research Trends in Special Education.
Pancsofar, N., Petroff, J., & Lewis, A. (in Press). Father-friendly classrooms: Making a space for dads of children with disabilities, Teaching Exceptional Children.
Pancsofar, N., & Petroff, J. (2016). Teachers’ reported use of co-teaching methods: Associations with structural elements of co-teaching, teacher attitudes and professional development opportunities, The International Journal of Inclusive Education, 20, 1043-1053.
Slobodzian, J., Pancsofar, N., Hall, M., & Peel, A. (2016). A Closer Look at the Pragmatic Model of Mentored Undergraduate Research: Examples from One School of Education. CUR Quarterly, 37, 41-45.
Slobodzian, J., & Pancsofar, N. (2014). Models for integrating undergraduate research in teacher training programs: Supporting the transition from learner to educator. CUR Quarterly, 34, 43-47.
Pancsofar, N., & Petroff, J. (2013). Professional development experiences in co-teaching:
Associations with teacher attitudes, interests and confidence. Teacher Education and Special Education, 36, 83-96.
Pancsofar, N., Vernon-Feagans, L., Odom, E., & The Family Life Project Investigators. (2013).
Work experiences and father vocabulary to infants in African American families in low-income rural communities. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 34, 73-81.
Pancsofar, N., Vernon-Feagans, L., and The Family Life Project Investigators (2010). Fathers’
early contributions to children’s language development in families from low-income rural communities. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 25, 450-463.
Pancsofar, N., Vernon-Feagans, L., Odom, E., & Roe, J. (2008). Family relationships during infancy and later mother and father vocabulary use with young children. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 23, 493-503.
Vernon-Feagans, L., Pancsofar, N., Willoughby, M., Odom, E., Quade, A., Cox, M., & The Family Life Project Investigators. (2008). Predictors of maternal language to infants during a picture book task in the home: Family SES, child characteristics and the parenting environment. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 29, 213-226.
Pancsofar, N., &; Vernon-Feagans, L. (2006). Mother and father language input to young children: Contributions to later language development. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 27, 571-587.
Conference presentations: Council for Exceptional Children; American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities; American Educational Research Association; Society for Research in Child Development Degrees: Ph.D.,
Degrees: Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, research specialization in Early Childhood, Intervention and Literacy.