Associate Professor of Education
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
Seton Hall B.S. in Developmental Disabilities and Secondary Education:Mathematics
SUNY Oswego M.S. in Reading Education
Syracuse University C.A.S in School Administration
Syracuse University Ph.D. in Special Education
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.