M. Ed in Special Education, California State Polytechnic University
B.A. in Social Ecology, University of California, Irvine
A.A. in Liberal Arts, Mt. San Antonio College
Campus collaboration on inclusive models for students with various backgrounds.
Universal design for learning as a vehicle for social justice and person-centered learning in the classroom.
Using innovative instructional strategies, effective pedagogy, and collaborative models for positive student engagement outcomes.
Social integration and engagement of students with disabilities, diverse ethnicities, and gender differences in higher education.
Gustin, L., Funk, H. E., Reiboldt, W., Parker, E., Smith, N., Blaine, R. (2020). Gaining Independence: Cooking Classes Tailored for Students with Autism. Journal for Postsecondary Education and Disability.
Smith, N. V. & Pelonis, E. M. (2014). Accommodating students with autism in higher education through peer mediated intervention. Communiqué. 12-15.
Smith, N. V. (2014). LIFE Project Training Manual. Long Beach, CA. CSULB.