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Nicole Dobbins

Associate Professor

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
Contact
Proctor Hall 270
Education
Ph.D.Special Education / University of Nevada Las Vegas
MEDSpecial Education / University of Nevada Las Vegas
B.A.Psychology / Spelman College

Bio

Dr. Nicole Dobbins has a Ph.D. in Special Education with an emphasis in the areas of emotional & behavioral disorders, autism, and administration. Her scholarship is focused on providing teachers with effective academic, behavioral, social, & cultural strategies for diverse learners with an emphasis on Universal Design for Learning. She has presented at regional, national & international conferences & published several manuscripts in these areas. She teaches undergraduate and graduate special education courses. Dr. Dobbins has over 15yrs experience teaching and mentoring general and special education teacher candidates.

Research Interests

Special Education, Mild Disabilities, Universal Design for Learning, Inclusive Teaching Practices, Cultural Relevant Pedagogy

Recent Publications

  • Mariana Mereoiu, Carol Bland, Nicole Dobbins, Judith Niemeyer, Mariana Mereoiu, Nicole Dobbins (2015). (Exploring Perspectives on Child Care With Families of Children With Autism). (1) 17, ). Early Childhood Research and Practice.
  • Joseph Morgan, Yun-Ju Hsiao, Nicole Dobbins, Kyle Higgins, Joseph Morgan, Yun-Ju Hsiao (2015). (Comparing student and teacher perceptions of the importance of social skills in a self-contained setting). ). Journal of American Academy of Special Education Professionals.
  • Joseph Morgan, Yun-Ju Hsiao, Nicole Dobbins, Nancy Brown, Catherine Lyons, Joseph Morgan, Nicole Dobbins (2015). (An Observation Tool for Monitoring Social Skill Implementation in Contextually Relevant Environments). (1) 51, pp. 1053451215577474 ). Intervention in School and Clinic.
  • Katrina Cummings, Dionne Sills-Busio, Barker, A Fain, Nicole Dobbins, Katrina Cummings, Nicole Dobbins (2015). (Parent Professional Partnerships in Early Education: Relationships for Effective Inclusion of Students with Disabilities). (4) 36, pp. 309-323 ). Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education.
  • Vita Jones, Kyle Higgins, Regina Brandon, Debra Cote, Nicole Dobbins, Vita Jones, Nicole Dobbins (2013). (A Focus on Resiliency: Young Children With Disabilities). pp. 1096250613481681 ). Young Exceptional Children.
  • Dobbins Nicole, Draper-Rodriquez Cathi, Dobbins Nicole, Draper-Rodriquez Cathi (2013). (Providing Support for English Language Learners with Behavioral Needs). (3) 48, ). Intervention in School and Clinic.
  • Natasha Veale, Nicole Dobbins, Stephanie Kurtts, Natasha Veale, Nicole Dobbins (2013). (Career Changers in Special Education: A Collaborative Direction in Teacher Preparation for School Systems and Institutions of Higher Education). (2) 22, pp. 107 ). Issues in Teacher Education.
  • Stephanie Kurtts, Nicole Dobbins, Natsuko Takemae, Stephanie Kurtts, Nicole Dobbins (2012). (Using assistive technology to meet diverse learner needs). 18, pp. 92 ). School Library Management.
  • Stephanie Gardiner-Walsh, Nicole Dobbins, Stephanie Gardiner-Walsh, Nicole Dobbins (2012). (Effective instructional strategies: from theory to practice, by KD Moore, Los Angeles, Sage, 2008, 464 pp., 57.95 (paperback), ISBN 978-1-41-295644-4). (1) 16, pp. 143–144 ). Teacher Development.
  • Stephanie Kurtts, Nicole Dobbins, Natsuko Takemae, Stephanie Kurtts, Nicole Dobbins (2012). (Using assistive technology to meet diverse learner needs). 18, pp. 92 ). School Library Management.
  • Stephanie Gardiner-Walsh, Nicole Dobbins, Stephanie Gardiner-Walsh, Nicole Dobbins (2012). (Coaching emotional intelligence in the classroom: a practical guide for 7–14). (3) 16, pp. 423–424 ). Teacher Development.
  • Stephanie Gardiner-Walsh, Nicole Dobbins, Stephanie Gardiner-Walsh, Nicole Dobbins (2012). (Effective instructional strategies: from theory to practice, by KD Moore, Los Angeles, Sage, 2008, 464 pp., 57.95 (paperback), ISBN 978-1-41-295644-4). (1) 16, pp. 143–144 ). Teacher Development.
  • Stephanie Gardiner-Walsh, Nicole Dobbins, Stephanie Gardiner-Walsh, Nicole Dobbins (2012). (Coaching emotional intelligence in the classroom: a practical guide for 7–14). (3) 16, pp. 423–424 ). Teacher Development.
  • Nicole Dobbins, Kyle Higgins, Tom Pierce, Richard Tandy, Matt Tincani, Nicole Dobbins, Kyle Higgins (2010). (An analysis of social skills instruction provided in teacher education and in-service training programs for general and special educators). (5) 31, pp. 358–367 ). Remedial and Special Education.
  • Nicole Dobbins, Kyle Higgins, Tom Pierce, Richard Tandy, Matt Tincani, Nicole Dobbins, Kyle Higgins (2010). (An analysis of social skills instruction provided in teacher education and in-service training programs for general and special educators). (5) 31, pp. 358–367 ). Remedial and Special Education.
  • Nakeshia Williams, Nicole Dobbins, Kellee Watkins (The Mediating Role of Social Media in Shaping the Self-Concept of Black Girls). In Aria Halliday, (Black Girls and Black Girlhoods ) pp. 20 ). Sage Publications.