Nikki Josephs, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Special Education
Room: 406 (Reid 4th Floor)
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Dr. Nikki Josephs is an assistant professor in the Department of Special Education. She earned her Ph.D. in education of children with exceptionalities at Georgia State University, where she learned to conduct research in juvenile justice settings. She completed her dissertation on the use of literacy strategies that improved the oral reading fluency skills of struggling adolescent readers with and without disabilities educated in an alternative high school setting. Dr. Josephs teaches graduate-level courses in classroom management, instructional strategies, transition to post high-school life for students with disabilities, and research techniques. As a professional development school (PDS) liaison and field supervisor, she works closely with Richard J. Bailey Elementary School administration, faculty, and students to further develop a relationship between institutions to enhance the community of learning for all. She maximizes the boundaries of the PDS relationship by encouraging teamwork and community building by providing hands-on experiences to classroom students as well teacher candidates. Her current research interests and publications focus on gender-specific programming and interventions that address the academic needs of adolescents with emotional and/or behavior disorders served in alternative settings.