- Ph.D. in Early Childhood Special Education – Early Intervention from the University of Florida
- M.Ed. in Interrelated Disabilities/Special Education from the University of Georgia
- B.A in Specific Learning Disabilities/Special Education from the University of South Florida
- Teaches in Inclusive Early Childhood, Early Childhood Special Education, and K-12 Special Education
- Conducts Initial Intake Advisement for students in Special Education
- Advises students in the SPED Non-Teaching minor
- Serves as Principal Investigator for the OSEP 325T Grant: Resilient and Informed Special Educators
- Serves as Principal Investigator for the VDOE Grant: Higher Education Council for Early Childhood Special Education
Professional Experience and Interests:
- Teacher of students with high incidence disabilities across the grade levels and service delivery models for 12 years.
- Teacher educator for 16 years
- International professional development for supporting learners with disabilities in inclusive environments.
- Faculty supervisor for short term and semester study abroad programs.
- Member of various committees and Boards in support of developing inclusive services and opportunities for persons from diverse backgrounds and experiences, including disability.
- Feature Editor and Reviewer for professional journals in exceptional education, teacher education and higher education.
- Development of faculty’s and students’ cultural and global competence through intercultural – off campus learning opportunities.
- Development of cultural and global competence through teacher education programs.
- Development of professional identity in an interprofessional, global community.
One Piece of Advice for Future/New Teachers:
- Find the humor and joy in your work, and understand that everyone won’t always share your perspective.
Resources that you would Recommend:
Dr. Cheryl Beverly
Professor of Special Education
Office: 3225-D Memorial Hall