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Dr. Sharon Gilbert

Room C160, Peters Hall

Dr. Gilbert is a faculty member of the Interdisciplinary-Studies Early Childhood program (IDEC). In that capacity, she teaches graduate and undergraduate courses, such as assessment, program management, human development, introduction to early childhood special education, introduction to disabilities, introduction to the field of education (CORE 201), and introduction to speech and hearing. Supervision is also an important piece of her work. She supervises interns completing their early intervention placement, working with children under the age of three with disabilities in home, child care and school settings. She also supervises student teachers in their early childhood special education placements, which are always in public school settings working with children between 3 and 5 years of age with disabilities.

Dr. Gilbert is currently the project area leader for the IDEC program. In that capacity, she responds to inquiries about the program from interested students and addresses the needs of the program throughout the year. She is also helping the Program prepare for accreditation by the  National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Dr. Gilbert is also a member of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) and the Division for Early Childhood (DEC). She has extensive experience in grant work, having successfully written and received grant funding for over $538,000 for personal research, personnel development, and training.

Her educational background includes a B.S. from the University of Southern Mississippi in Speech and Hearing Sciences, an M.S. from that same university in Speech/Language Pathology and a Ph.D. from Auburn University in Rehabilitation and Special Education with an emphasis in Early Intervention. Dr. Gilbert has been teaching at the university level for over 10 years. She has taught at the University of South Alabama and the University of Maine before coming to Radford University. Her work experience was as an early interventionist in south Alabama.