Kimberly Floyd, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Special Education

CONTACT INFORMATION

Office: 508E Allen Hall
Phone: (304) 293-4387
E’mail: Kim.Floyd@mail.wvu.edu


AREAS OF EXPERTISE/INTEREST:

  • Preschool Special Needs
  • Inclusive Preschools
  • Assistive Technology


ACADEMIC DEGREES:

Ph.D. Old Dominion University
Major: Special Education

M.A. East Carolina University
Major: Special Education

B.A. East Carolina University
Major: School Psychology


PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS:

North Carolina Professional Teaching Certificate
Mental Retardation, K-12
Birth to Kindergarten, 0-5 years
Preschool Handicapped, 3-5 years


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE :

Associate Professor, Special Education
West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV
2014-present

Assistant Professor, Special Education
West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV
2009-2014

Fixed Term Faculty
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC
2008-2009

Director, LEAP Program
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC
1999-2008

Lead Teacher, LEAP Program
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC
1992-1999


RECENT PROFESSIONAL PUBLICATIONS :

Refereed Journals

Coogle, C., & Floyd, K. (in press). Synchronous and asynchronous learning environments of of rural graduate early childhood special educators utilizing Wimba and eCampus. Journal of Online Learning and Technology.

Aronin, S., & Floyd, K. (in press). Using technology to differentiate instruction by products. Science and Children.

Vittek, J., Floyd, K., & Hayes, S. (2013). Stakeholders’ perceptions of special education induction programs. Journal of Research Initiatives 1(1).

Aronin, S., & Floyd, K. (2013). Using iPad in inclusive preschool classrooms to introduce STEM concepts. TEACHING Exceptional Children, 45(4), 34-39

Coogle, C., Floyd, K., Hanline, M., & Kellner-Hiczewski. (2013). Strategies used in natural environments to promote communication development in young children at risk for autism spectrum disorder. Young Exceptional Children, 16(3), 3-23.

Floyd, K., & Judge, S. (2012) The efficacy of assistive technology on reading comprehension for postsecondary students with learning disabilities. Assistive Technology Outcomes and Benefits, 8(1), 48- 64.

Floyd, K. (2012) Postsecondary students with learning disabilities: Can we do more? Journal of Special Education and Apprenticeship, 1(1), 1-13.

Selmer, S., & Floyd, K. (2012). UDL for geometric length measurement. Teaching Children Mathematics, 19(3), 146-151.

Floyd, K., Maydosz, A., & Hughes, K. (2011). A toolkit for web-based course creation and conversion. Rural Special Education Quarterly, 30(4), 32-39.

Suppo, J., & Floyd, K. (2012). Parent training for families who have children with autism: A review of the literature. Rural Special Education Quarterly, 31(2), 12-26.

Judge, S., Floyd, K., & Wood-Fields, C. (2010). Creating a technology-rich learning environment for infants and toddlers with disabilities._ Infants and Young Children, 23_(2), 84-92.

Williams, J., Williams, S., Metcalf, d., Smith Canter, L., Zambone, A., Jeffs, T., & Floyd, K. (2008). From “Big Ideas” to deliberate action: Curriculum revision and alignment in an American special education teacher preparation program. Teaching and Teacher Education, 23(6), 1-6.

Floyd, K., Smith Canter, L. L., Jeffs, T., & Judge, S. (2008). Assistive technology and emergent literacy for preschoolers: A literature review. Assistive Technology Outcomes and Benefits, 5(1), 92-102.

Judge, S., Floyd, K., & Jeffs, T. (2008) Using an assistive technology toolkit to promote inclusion. Early Childhood Education Journal, 36(2), 121-126.

Books and Book Chapters

Floyd, K. (in press). Emotional disabilities and assessment. In Couchenour, D. & Chrisman, K.,
(Eds.), Sage encyclopedia of contemporary early childhood education: Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publishing.

Judge, S., Floyd, K., & Jeffs, T. (in press). Using mobile media Devices and apps to promote young children’s learning. In Heinder, K. & Jalongo, M. (Eds.), Young children and families in the information age: Applications of technology in early childhood. New York: Springer.

Floyd, K., Galyon Keramidas, C., Judge, S., & Jeffs, T. (2011). Beginning to begin the world of on-line instruction. In Trentin, G. & Reppeto, M. (Eds.), Faculty training for web-enhanced learning. Happauge, NY; Nova Science Publishers.

Jeffs, T., Floyd, K., Smith Canter, L., & King, L. (2010). Supporting math instruction through universal design for learning and technology. In Gallenstein, N. & Hodges, J. (Eds.), Mathematics for all: Instructional strategies to assist students with special learning needs. Washington, DC: Association for Childhood Education International.

Wilhite, K., Tripp, M. C., Smith Canter, L. L., Floyd, K. (2009). Socialization and children with autism spectrum disorders. In V. G. Spencer & C. G. Simpson (Eds.), Teaching children with autism in the general education classroom (pp. 75-107). Waco: Prufrock Press.


RECENT PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS :

Bougher, H., Root, A., Coogle, C. G., Floyd, K. (2015, April). Autism severity and parental attributions as predictors of parent emotion socialization practices. Paper presented at the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Conference, San Diego, CA.

Rahn, N. L., Floyd, K., Coogle, C. G. (2015, April). Using technology to adapt Dialogic Reading for children with special needs. Paper presented at the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Conference, San Diego, CA.

Floyd, K.. (2015, April). Addressing bullying in virtual simulations. Paper presented at the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Conference, San Diego, CA.

Floyd, K. (2015, January). Utilizing virtual environments to address bullying behaviors and school violence in teacher education. Paper presented at the Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI.

Floyd, K., & Coogle, C. G. (2014, October). Creating video models that enhance the social interactions of young children with autism and their typically developing peers. Poster accepted for presentation at Division for Early Childhood (DEC) Conference, St. Louis, MO.

Rahn, N. L., Floyd, K., & Coogle, C. G. (2014, October). Effects of Dialogic Reading with and without technology on preschoolers with autism. Paper presented at International Division for Early Childhood (DEC) Conference, St. Louis, MO.

Coogle, C. G., Floyd, K., & Rahn, N. L. (2014, July). _Promoting communication development in young children with autis_m. Paper presented at Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Conference, Braga, Portugal.

Floyd, K., & Coogle, C. G. (2014, July). If a picture is worth 1,000 words, how much is a video? The use of video modeling with typical peers to increase play and communication in preschool children with autism. Paper presented at Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Conference, Braga, Portugal.

Floyd, K., & Coogle, C. G. (2014, April). What is video modeling and how do I use it in my classroom? Paper presented at Council for Exceptional Children International Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Aronin, S., & Floyd, K. (2013, June). Setting the stage for STEM concepts using an iPad. Paper presented at International Society for Technology in Education Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Floyd, K., & Smith, K. (2013, May). Bullying and crisis intervention. Paper presented at the TeachLivE Conference, Orlando, FL.

Floyd, K., Aronin, S., Devito, H., Hartley, M., Ludlow, B., & Smith C. (2013, May). Acquisition, refinement, maintenance of skills by preservice teachers in TeachLive at WVU. Paper presented at the TeachLivE Conference, Orlando, FL.

Jeffs, T., & Floyd, K. (2013, April). Postsecondary accommodations for reading disabilities. Paper presented at the National Council for Exceptional Children Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Gryas-Coogle, C., Hanline, M.F., & Floyd, K. (2012, October). A study of family centered help giving practices and early intervention. Paper presented at the Division of Early Childhood International Conference, Minneapolis, MN.

Floyd, K., & Judge, S. (2012, April). The efficacy of assistive technology on reading comprehension for postsecondary students with learning disabilities. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Jeffs, T., & Floyd, K. (2012, April). Postsecondary accommodations for writing disabilities. Paper presented at the National Council for Exceptional Children Conference, Denver, CO.

Floyd, K., & Gaylon-Keramidas, C. (2011, November). Assistive technology and preschool mathematics: Merging two worlds. Paper presented at the Division of Early Childhood International Conference, National Harbor, MD.

Floyd, K., & Kappel, A. (2011, November). UDL and preschool mathematics. Paper presented at the Teacher Education Division Conference, Austin, TX.

Floyd, K. (November, 2011). Technology supports for postsecondary learners. Poster presented at the Teacher Education Division Conference, Austin, TX.

Floyd, K., & Judge, S. (2011, November). Behavior management strategies for general educators: Trial in a simulated classroom. Paper presented at the Teacher Education Division Conference, Austin, TX.

Judge, S., Bobzien, J., Gear, S., Maydosz, A., Floyd, K., & Gable, R. (2011, November)._ Improving behavioral interventions through the use of virtual environments_. Paper presented at the Teacher Education Division Conference, Austin, TX.

Judge, S., & Floyd, K. (2011, July). Making web enhanced learning accessible for all students. Paper presented at the Ed-Media Conference, Lisbon, Portugal.

Floyd, K., & Judge, S. (2011, April). Postsecondary students with learning disabilities: Can we do more? Paper presented at the Council for Exceptional International Annual Conference, National Harbor, MD.

Floyd, K., & Maydosz, A. (2010, November). Increasing research activity integration into online courses: A program to move research paper to research process. Paper presented at the Teacher Education Division Conference, St. Louis, MO.

Floyd, K., Keramidas, C., Judge, S., & Richards, A. (2010, November). Beginning to begin in the world of on-line instruction. Paper presented at the Teacher Education Division Conference, St. Louis, MO.

Keramidas, C., Floyd, K., & Richards, A. (2010, November). Understanding past students’ preferences and needs to prepare on-line courses for the future. Paper presented at the Teacher Education Division Conference, St. Louis, MO.

Floyd, K., & Judge, S. (2010, October). Assistive technology and early intervention: How to increase inclusion. Paper presented at the Division of Early Childhood International Conference, Kansas City, MO.

Floyd, K., Judge, S., & Wood-Fields, C. (2010. April). Creating a technology rich learning environment for young children with differing abilities. Paper presented at the Council for Exceptional Children Convention and Expo, Nashville, TN.

Floyd, K., & Judge, S. (November, 2009). How does the use of assistive technology influence reading comprehension performance of post-secondary students with learning disabilities? Paper presented at the Teacher Education Division Conference, Charlotte, NC.

Steinweg, S., Evans, C., Floyd, K., & Smith Canter, L. (2008, April). Using tablet PCs in the instructional process. Paper presented at the Council for Exceptional Children Conference, Boston, MA.

Metcalf, D., Floyd, K., Steinweg, S., & Evans, C. (2008, April). The ABCs of UDL: Planning for access, participation, and learning for all students. Paper presented at the Council for Exceptional Children Conference, Boston, MA.

Floyd, K., & Zhang, G. (2008, March). Ethnic identification, self-esteem, and academicachievement among university students. Poster presented at American Educational Research Association Conference, New York, NY.

Voytecki, K., Floyd, K., & Smith-Canter, L. (2007, November). Pre-service general educators” perceptions about children with special needs in their classroom. Poster presented at the Teacher Education Division Conference, Milwaukee, WI.

Smith-Canter, L., Floyd, K., & Voytecki, K. (2007, November). Preparing pre-serviceeducators with disabilities. Poster presented at the Teacher Education Division Conference, Milwaukee, WI.

Steinweg, S., Stapleton, J, Williams S., & Floyd, K. (2006, November). Tablet PCs: Meeting the diverse needs of instructors and students. Paper presented at the Teacher Education Division/Technology and Media Division Conference, San Diego, CA.

Floyd, K., Jeffs, T., Smith-Canter, L., & Zambone, A. (2006, November). The metamorphosis of the undergraduate electronic portfolio: Embracing the process. Presentation at the Teacher Education Division/Technology and Media Division Conference, San Diego, CA.

Floyd, K., Jeffs, T., & Smith Canter, L. (2006, January). Integration of technology into inclusive preschools. Paper presented at the Assistive Technology Industry Association Conference, Orlando, FL.

Smith Canter, L., Floyd, K., & Jeffs, T. (2006, January). BETCHA: Beginning Education through Childhood Accessibility. Paper presented at the Assistive Technology Industry Association Conference, Orlando, FL.


RECENT PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION :

Darden College of Education Fellow, Old Dominion University 2013
Outstanding Teaching Award, College of Education and Human Services, West Virginia University 2013
Outstanding Teaching Award, College of Education and Human Services, West Virginia University 2011

RECENT INVOLVEMENT IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS :

American Council on Rural Special Education
Member, 2010-present
Treasurer, 2011-present
Member, Board of Directors, 2010-present

Council for Exceptional Children
Member, 2000-present
Member, Teacher Education Division
Secretary, Early Childhood Special Interest Group
Member at Large, Early Career Research Special Interest Group
Member, Technology and Media Division
Book Review Editor, Journal of Special Education Technology, 2010-2014
Member, Division for Early Childhood


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