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Diana Abbott, Ph.D.

Professor of Education; Director, M.Ed. in Special Education Program



Syracuse University    Ph.D. in Special Education

Syracuse University    C.A.S in School Administration

SUNY Oswego             M.S. in Reading Education

Seton Hall                  B.S. in Developmental Disabilities and Secondary Education:Mathematics


Dr. Abbott presents at local and national conferences in the areas of: creating standards-based educational programs for students with disabilities; teacher preparation for K-12 Urban Schools. and supporting teachers of students with disabilities within the high-stakes test cultures.

She has worked with schools to create appropriate and effective inclusive education for students with disabilities, autism, and other complex behaviors.  She is an advocate for parents and students with disabilities, working with school districts to create appropriately challenging and responsive educational programs and supporting parents during the IEP process.

Dr. Abbott's research interests include: Infusing Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and Response to Intervention (RTI) into the Common Core Standards; the neurobiology of disability and effective programming for students with autism and emotional behavior disorders.

Courses Taught

Dr. Abbott teaches at both the Graduate and Undergraduate levels.

EDU 202PT    Social Foundations of Urban Education

EDU 440PT    Teaching in Diverse Urban Classrooms

SPED 6731    Applications for Students with Mild Disabilities

SPED 6732    Advanced Assessment for Students with Severe Disabilities

SPED 6741    Applications for Students with Severe Disabilities

SPED 6742    Advacnced Assessment for Students with Severe Disabilities

SPED 6743    Teaming for Students with Severe Disabilities

SPED 5665    Language Learning Disabilities

SPED 5702    Psychology of Applied Behavior Analysis

SPED 7710    Student Teaching and Capstone

SPED 7711    Student Teaching Internship

SPED 7712/13    Research in Special Education Thesis/Project