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Special Education Program

Educational Foundations & Special Education

Cathy Galyon-Keramidas Ed.D
Dr. Cathy Galyon

Cathy   Galyon Ed.D

Associate Professor, Special Education & Early Childhood Special Education Coordinator
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EDUCATION

  • Post Doctoral Work, certificate in Distance Education, University of Kentucky
  • Ed. D., Special Education (Early Childhood), University of Kentucky
  • M.A., Special Education (Early Childhood), Tennessee Technological University
  • B.A., English Literature, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

COURSES TAUGHT

  • Exceptional Learners

  • Early Intervention Strategies for the Exceptional Child

  • Applications of Assistive Technology

  • Instructional Practices for Exceptional Needs, K-3

  • Instructional Practices for Exceptional Needs, Preschoolers

  • Intervention Practices with Infant, Toddlers, and Families

  • Assessment & Progress Monitoring of Young Children with Exceptional Needs

  • Professional Seminar in Early Childhood Special Education

  • History, Issues and Trends of the Exceptional Learner

  • Advanced Practicum in Special Education

  • Preclinical Experience in Special Education

RESEARCH FOCUS

  • Early Childhood Special Education

  • Assistive Technology

  • Behavior and Young Children

  • Early Intervention, Birth-3

  • PreK Inclusion

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Ludlow, B. L., & Galyon Keramidas, C. (2016). Using a virtual classroom to prepare new special educators live and online in West Virginia and across the U. S. In B. L. Ludlow & B. C. Collins (Eds.), Online in real time: Using Web 2.0 for distance education in rural special education. (Online book chapter; publisher: American Council for Rural Special Education).

Galyon-Keramidas, C., Dugan, A., Hale, K.D., & King, J. (March, 2016). The High Stakes Literacy Game: Improving Literacy of Children with Disabilities Through Squishy Books.  American Council on Rural Special Education Annual Conference Proceedings, Las Vegas, NV.

Hudson, T.M., Galyon Keramidas, C. & Marks, L. (March, 2015). Capturing Success! Using Remote Observation Technology for Teacher Candidate Supervision: What does that Research Say? American Council on Rural Special Education Conference Proceedings, New Orleans, LA.

Galyon Keramidas, C. (2012). Are Undergraduate Students Ready for Online Learning? A Comparison of Online and Face-to-Face Sections of a Course. Rural Special Education Quarterly, 31(4), 25-32.

Hagar, K., & Galyon Keramidas, C. (Eds.) (2012). Special Issue: Technology and Teacher Preparation. Rural Special Education Quarterly, 31(4), 25-32.

Hager, K., & Galyon Keramidas, C. (2012). Riding Fences. Rural Special Education Quarterly, 31(4), 2.         

Floyd, K., Galyon Keramidas, C., Jeffs, T., & Judge, S. (2011). Beginning to begin. In Trentin G. & Repetto, M (Eds.). Faculty training on Web enhanced learning. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

Floyd, K. & Galyon Keramidas, C. (2011). Review of the book [Teaching tech-savvy kids: Bringing digital media into the classroom, grades 5–12,]. Journal of Special Education Technology, (26)2, 66-67.

Galyon Keramidas, C. (2010). Commentary on classic articles from issue two of RSEQ's 30-year retrospective. Rural Special Education Quarterly, 29(2), 32-33.

Galyon Keramidas, C., & Collins, B. C. (2009). Assistive technology use with the birth to three population: A rural perspective. Rural Special Education Quarterly, (28)1, 38-48.

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

Miller, K.J., Collins, B.C., Bausch, M., Courtade, G., & Galyon, C., (March, 2018). Chairs: Seasoned and New Department Level Leaders Share Their Experiences. American Council on Rural Special Education Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT.

Miller, K.J., Collins, B.C., Bausch, M., Courtade, G., & Galyon, C., (November, 2017). Department and College Leadership: The Treasure of Challenges and Riches. Teacher Education Division Annual Conference, Savannah, GA.

Hudson, T. M. & Galyon, C. (March, 2017). Leaping Over Firewalls! Identifying & Overcoming Barriers with School Districts toPromote Collaboration with Technology. American Council on Rural Special Education Annual Conference, Ashville, NC.

Miller, K., Collins, B.L., Courtade, G., & Galyon, C. (March, 2017). Department Chairs:Seasoned & New Department Level Leaders Share Their Experiences.  American Council on Rural Special Education Annual Conference, Ashville, NC.

Galyon-Keramidas, C., Dugan, A., Hale, K.D., & King, J. (March, 2016). The High Stakes Literacy Game: Improving Literacy of Children with Disabilities Through Squishy Books.  American Council on Rural Special Education Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV.

Galyon, C., Chambers, C. Hudson, T.M., & Marks, L. (March, 2016). Gambling on Technology:  Setting up Technology for Supervision at a Distance. American Council on Rural Special Education conference, Las Vegas, NV.

Hudson, T.M., Galyon Keramidas, C. & Marks, L. (March, 2015).  Capturing Success! Using Remote Observation Technology for Teacher Candidate Supervision: What does that Research Say? American Council on Rural Special Education Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Galyon Keramidas, C., (March. 2014). Going Online! Meeting the Needs of ALL Stakeholders When Creating an Online Certification Program, American Council on Rural Special Education Annual Conference, Tucson, AZ.

Galyon Keramidas, C., & Mayton, M. (March, 2013). Who’s Ready to Learn Online? American Council on Rural Special Education Annual Conference, Orlando, Florida.

Floyd, K. K. & Galyon Keramidas, C. (November, 2011). Creating an inclusive environment designed for all learners. Division of Early Childhood Annual International Conference, National Harbor, Maryland.

Galyon Keramidas, C., & Floyd, K. (November, 2011). New IDEAS: Infusing technology throughout a special education teacher education program. Teacher Education Division Conference Austin, Texas.

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • University of Kentucky Post Doctoral Fellowship 2012

  • Outstanding Teaching of the Year, College of Human Resources and Education, West Virginia
    University 2012

  • Nominated for Outstanding Teaching of the Year, College of Human Resources and Education, West Virginia University 2010

  • Outstanding Teaching of the Year, College of Human Resources and Education, West Virginia University 2008

PERSONAL INTERESTS

Dr. Galyon enjoys gardening and biking. She is the mother of 2 boys, Macky and Chandler. Her favorite place to be is at the beach.
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