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Special Education Program

Educational Foundations & Special Education

Pamela J. Mims Ph.D.
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Pamela J. Mims Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Associate Dean of Research and Grants
423-439-7145 /
Warf-Pickel 319

Dr. Mims is an Associate Professor of Special Education as well as Associate Dean of Research and Grants in the College of Education. She teaches graduate and undergraduate special education courses focused on severe disabilities. She taught middle grades for 7 years in a classroom for students with profound, multiple disabilities and autism. She earned her Undergrad in Special Education at East Carolina University, Masters Degree in Severe Disabilities at Western Carolina University, and PhD in Special Education with a focus on Severe Disabilities at UNC Charlotte. Her research interests include: (a) examining the use of systematic instruction strategies for providing access to the general curriculum for students with low incidence disabilities, (b) examining the use of technology to promote access to the general curriculum, and (c) implementation of data based decisions in the classroom. Dr. Mims has authored several curricula focused on using evidence based practices to promote access to grade aligned ELA and early literacy skills. She is currently the PI of a Phase II IES SBIR research grant with Attainment Company focused on providing access to grade aligned ELA standards for students with significant disabilities via an iPad application.

See Dr. Mims' Curriculum Vita! Click here!

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