Nicole Dobbins

TitleAssociate Professor

DepartmentEducator Preparation


OfficeProctor Hall
Room: 270

1601 East Market Street
Greensboro, NC 27411

Nicole Dobbins


Ph D: Special Education, University of Nevada Las Vegas, 2007

MED: Special Education, University of Nevada Las Vegas, 2001

BA: Psychology, Spelman College, 1997

Research Interests

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

Recent Publications

Cummings,  Katrina  Sills-Busio,  Dionne  Dobbins,  Nicole  ( 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.

Morgan,  Joseph  Hsiao,  Yun-Ju  Dobbins,  Nicole  Brown,  Nancy  Lyons,  Catherine  ( 2015).  An Observation Tool for Monitoring Social Skill Implementation in Contextually Relevant Environments.  ( 1,  51,  pp. 1053451215577474).   Intervention in School and Clinic.

Morgan,  Joseph  Hsiao,  Yun-Ju  Dobbins,  Nicole  Higgins,  Kyle  ( 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.

Mereoiu,  Mariana  Bland,  Carol  Dobbins,  Nicole  Niemeyer,  Judith  ( 2015).  Exploring Perspectives on Child Care With Families of Children With Autism.  ( 1,  17,  ).   Early Childhood Research and Practice.

Jones,  Vita  Higgins,  Kyle  Brandon,  Regina  Cote,  Debra  Dobbins,  Nicole  ( 2013).  A Focus on Resiliency: Young Children With Disabilities.    Young Exceptional Children.

Veale,  Natasha  Dobbins,  Nicole  Kurtts,  Stephanie  ( 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.

Nicole,  Dobbins  Cathi,  Draper-Rodriquez  ( 2013).  Providing Support for English Language Learners with Behavioral Needs.  ( 3,  48,  ).   Intervention in School and Clinic.

Gardiner-Walsh,  Stephanie  Dobbins,  Nicole  ( 2012).  Coaching emotional intelligence in the classroom: a practical guide for 7–14.  ( 3,  16,  pp. 423–424).   Teacher Development.

Gardiner-Walsh,  Stephanie  Dobbins,  Nicole  ( 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.

Kurtts,  Stephanie  Dobbins,  Nicole  Takemae,  Natsuko  ( 2012).  Using assistive technology to meet diverse learner needs.  ( 18,  pp. 92).   School Library Management.

Dobbins,  Nicole  Higgins,  Kyle  Pierce,  Tom  Tandy,  Richard  Tincani,  Matt  ( 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.