Scholarly Interests: Video-based instruction, academic and behavioral interventions for students with autism spectrum disorders and severe disabilities, augmentative and alternative communication, and teacher preparation.
Courses Taught: RAL 225: Children’s Literature; RDLG 691: Reading Practicum in Diagnostic Procedures; RDLG 692: Correction & Remediation of Reading Difficulties; RDLG 530: Experiencing Children’s Literature: Educational Perspectives; First Year Seminar
Achievements: Published work in Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, Conference presentations at the International Council for Exceptional Children Conference (CEC), The Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps Conference (TASH), Teacher Education Division Conference (TED), Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities Conference (DADD); Special Education Teacher and Alternate Assessment Coach in New York City public schools.
Degrees: Ph.D. in Special Education from Penn State University; M.Ed. in Urban Education from Mercy College; B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Penn State University