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Nancy J. Patrick, Ph.D.

Adjunct Faculty in Special Education

Interest and areas of expertise

Nancy has been concerned for the wellbeing of people in need and for those who are vulnerable for as long as she can remember. Nancy decided at a young age to work in a profession that would allow her to help equip people with the necessary tools to move from poverty and dependence to independence. To that end, she earned a bachelor’s degree in the area of social work and then sought a master’s degree in special education. To round-out her preparation, she then completed a doctorate in school psychology. After many years of work in public and private schools, Nancy sensed a call from God to enter higher education. She believes that the best way to accomplish her initial goal is to assist in the preparation of other professionals.

Nancy enjoys gardening, reading, sports, and home decorating.

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

  • Ph.D., School Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University
  • M.Ed., K-12 Special Education with a concentration in Deaf and Hard of Hearing, University of North Florida
  • B.A., Sociology and Psychology, Texas A & I University
Classes I teach
  • EDME 530 Special Education Internship & Seminar
  • EDME 522 Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • EDME 536 Instructional Design & Assessment ASD Learner
  • EDME 527 Positive Behavior Support


  • Patrick, N. J. (2011). Rozvijeni socialnich dovednosti lidi s poruchami autistickeho spectra: Tipy a strategie pro kazdodenni zivot. Praha: Portal.
  • Betts, D. & Patrick, N.J. (2010). Strategies et astuces pour mieux vivre avec un enfant presentant un trouble du spectre de l’autisme. Montreal: Cheneliere Education.
  • Patrick, N.J. (2009). Leva med Asperger: En praktisk guide for tonaringar och vuxna. Stockholm: Natur & Kultur.
  • Patrick, N.J., Siconolfi, K. & Collier, S. (2009). Autism spectrum and higher education DVD.
  • Patrick, N.J. (2008). Social skills for teenagers and adults with Asperger’s Syndrome: A practical guide to day-to-day life. London, Jessica Kingsley, Inc.
  • Betts, D. & Patrick, N.J. (2008). Hints and tips for helping children with autism spectrum disorders. London, Jessica Kingsley, Inc.
  • Betts, D. & Patrick, N.J. (2007).  Autisme wegwljzer: Doeltreffende oplissingen voor alledaagse problemen. Netherlands: Pica.
  • Betts, D. & Patrick, N.J. (2006). Homespun remedies: Strategies in the home and community for children with autism spectrum and other developmental disabilities. London, Jessica Kingsley, Inc.


Co-Principal Investigator: Quality of audio and video transmission for the WERCware device and supporting system prototype 2.0 (remote coaching and scripts for tasks completion) from authentic work sites to remote job-coaching station.

Principal Investigator: Prototype Development of a Wireless Enabled Remote Co-presence (WERC) for the cognitively & behaviorally challenged.

Principal Investigator: Using Remote Coaching to Support Employment for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder.