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Alexandria (Ali) Lincoln Kappel, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

  • Office: Davis Hall, Room 204
  • E-mail: akappel@iup.edu  
  • Office Phone: 724-357-2454

Education

  • B.S. – Washington and Lee University, 1998 – Broadcast Journalism
  • M.S. – University of Virginia, 2002 – Early Childhood Special Education
  • Ph.D. – West Virginia University, 2012 – Special Education

Teaching Areas

  • Collaboration between professionals and families of children with special needs
  • Service delivery models for preschoolers with special needs
  • Typical and atypical development
  • Creativity
  • Technology for early childhood special education

Research Areas

  • Developmental screening and assessment for early childhood
  • Universal Pre-K
  • Developing service models for effective special education programs for early childhood students in rural settings

Professional Interests

  • Childhood language disorders
  • Early reading difficulties
  • Language and early literacy intervention and curriculum development
  • Collaborative service delivery models for children with special needs
  • Book sharing between parents and preschoolers
  • Book sharing in preschool classrooms

Professional Certifications

  • Preschool Special Needs, West Virginia
  • Early Childhood Special Education, Virginia

Selected Presentations

Kappel, A. (2011). The role of families in developmental screenings. Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children National Conference, Austin, TX.

Floyd, K., & Kappel, A. (2011). UDL and preschool mathematics. Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children National Conference, Austin, TX.

Kappel, A. (2011). Stakeholders’ perceptions on developmental screening. Poster presented at the Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children National Conference, Austin, TX.

LaParo, K., Rimm-Kaufman, S., & Kappel, A. (2002). Teacher-child relationships. Innovative Strategies for All Young Children Conference, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA.

  • Special Education and Clinical Services Department
  • Davis Hall, Room 203
    570 South Eleventh Street
    Indiana, PA 15705-1087
  • Phone: 724-357-2450
  • Fax: 724-357-7716
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.