In honor of her ongoing research and teaching in special education, West Virginia University College of Education and Human Services professor Kimberly Floyd was named a 2013 Darden College of Education Fellow at Old Dominion University.

Floyd received her doctorate in special education from Old Dominion and was nominated for her significant contributions to the field. While at Old Dominion, her dissertation focused on utilizing assistive technology with post-secondary students who have learning disabilities. Since coming to WVU in 2009, Floyd has expanded on her dissertation research to include implementing assistive and emerging technologies in general and special education classrooms while infusing principles of Universal Design for Learning within instructional design in early childhood settings, and integrating assistive and instructional technologies in teacher preparation programs.

Additionally, she was awarded Outstanding Teaching Awards in 2011 and 2013, and created and serves as coordinator of the Collaborative Assistive Technology Education Lab. Floyd also has secured two grants, authored numerous journal articles and book chapters, and presented more than 30 presentations on her teaching and research.

“I am truly honored to receive this award from faculty I greatly admire,” said Floyd. “I have worked hard to accept the challenge of making significant contributions to my field of study and hope to continue to inform the field at both the professional and practitioner levels.”

Floyd will represent the College of Education and Human Services at an awards ceremony on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at the Ted Constant Convocation Center in Norfolk, Va. The event is part of nationwide celebration of the National Education Association’s American Education Week, which takes place Nov. 18-22.



CONTACT: Christie Zachary, College of Education and Human Services

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