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Faculty Profile

 

 

Nancy Patrick

Associate Professor of Special Education

Coordinator of Undergraduate Special Education

Director of the Graduate Program in Education

NPatrick@messiah.edu

 

Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, 1992

Dissertation Title: Clinical versus actuarial decision making in the

transition of preschoolers from an early intervention program

to kindergarten.

                                                                              Advisor:  Robert Hale, Ph.D.

 

M.Ed., University of North Florida, 1981

K-12 Special Education-Emphasis Deaf and Hard of Hearing

 

B.A., Texas A & I University, 1977

Sociology and Psychology

 

Patrick Academia Information

 

Courses Taught:

 

Messiah College

  • Educational Psychology
  • Language Development
  • Educating Learners with Special Needs
  • Introduction to Special Education
  • Behavioral Strategies for Learners with Special Needs
  • Instructional Strategies for Learners with Special Needs
  • Disability and Society
  • Special Education Seminar
  • Elementary Education Field Experience Supervision
  • Special Education Field Experience Supervision
  • Elementary Education Student Teaching Supervision
  • Special Education Internship Supervision
  • Psychological Testing
  • Professional Issues in Education

Shippensburg University

  • Teaching Students with Autism

The Pennsylvania State University

  • School Psychology Cedar Clinic Supervisor

 

Advice for First-Year students...

Make the most of the time given to you while in college to prepare the best you can for your chosen vocation.


 

Vocational Story:

I have been concerned for the wellbeing of people in need and for those who are vulnerable for as long as I can remember. I decided at a young age to work in a profession that allowed me to participate in the equipping of people with the necessary tools to move from poverty and dependence to independence. I chose to complete my bachelor’s in the area of social work and then sought a master’s degree in special education. To round-out my preparation I completed a doctorate in school psychology. After many years of work in public and private schools I sensed a call from God to enter higher education. I believe that the best way for me to accomplish my initial goal is to assist in the preparation of other professionals.

 

Hobbies:

Gardening, reading, sports spectator, and home decorating.

 

Favorite Quote:

From everyone who has been given much, much will be required; and to whom they entrusted much, of him they will ask all the more. Luke 12:48b NASB

 

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