Faculty & Staff

Faculty & Staff

Faculty & Staff

Nicole Edwards, Ph.D., Associate Professor

Office: Herman D. James Hall 3041

Phone Number: 856-256-4500 x53797

E-mail: edwardsn@rowan.edu

About Nicole Edwards, Ph.D.

Dr. Nicole M. Edwards earned a Ph.D. in Special Education from University of Maryland, College Park, a M.Ed in Early Childhood Special Education from New York University, and a BA in Psychology with an Elementary Education certification from SUNY Geneseo. She has enjoyed teaching courses at Rowan University at the doctoral level (Access, Success, and Equity in Special Education; Research to Practice in Special Education) and undergraduate level (Positive Behavior Support Systems for Students with Exceptional Learning Needs; Human Exceptionality; Early Childhood Special Education Clinical Seminar).  Her current research interests include family-provider partnerships and capacity-building (primarily birth - five; Part C Early Intervention and Early Childhood/ Early Childhood Special Education), perceived role of primary caregivers and service providers in early emotional development, roadblocks to implementing Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS), and the federal Child Find mandate for earlier detection and screening of more eligible children with special needs.  Dr. Edwards serves as co-leader of the International Division of Early Childhood's Early Intervention Special Interest Group.