I am an Assistant Professor in the Special Education program. I teach courses in Special Education History and Law, Behavior Analysis, and Inclusive Teaching practices. In addition I coordinate the Special Education program and supervise graduate and undergraduate student teachers. My scholarship is focused on collaboration between parents of children with disabilities and school systems as well as dual certification.

Areas of Expertise

Collaboration; Curriculum and Instruction; Disability and Inclusion; Diversity, Access, and Equity; Educational Policy; Family Studies; Leadership; Social Justice; Special Education; Teacher Education; Universal Design

Scholarship

Selected Publications

  • Shepherd, K. G., & Kervick, C. T. (2015). Enhancing collaborative leadership among parents of children with disabilities: New directions for policy and practice. Journal of Disability Policy Studies. DOI: 10.1177/1044207315576081  [abstract]
  • Shepherd, K.G., Kervick, C.T., & Salembier, G. (2015). Person-Centered Planning: Tools for Promoting Employment, Self-Direction, and Independence among Persons with Intellectual Disabilities. In Way leads on to way: Employment of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

Selected Presentations

  • Kervick C.T., (2015, November). “Constructing a Seat at the Table: Parents’ Perceptions of Collaboration with Schools.” Presented at the 2015 annual meeting for the Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children, Tempe, AZ
  • Kervick C.T., (2015, November). “Crafting a Signature Yearlong Integrated Internship for Dual Endorsement Candidates.” Presented at the 2015 annual meeting for the Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children, Tempe, AZ

Awards and Recognition

  • John Dewey Teaching Award from College of Education and Social Services: This award is given annually to faculty to recognize outstanding achievement in teaching. (2015)

Professional Associations

  • American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)

Licensure or Certifications

  • Vermont Educator License, Level II, Consulting Teacher
Colby Kervick

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