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Kent Coffey, Ed.D.

Office: 337 Allen Hall
Phone: 6623252188

(Curriculum Vitae)



B.S. in Special Education at the University of Alabama, 1981

M.A. in Special Education at the University of Alabama, 1983

Ed.D. in Special Education at the University of Alabama, 1992



EDX 3233, Contingency Management in Special Educationo

EDX 4133, Working with Parents of Exceptional Children

EDX 4123, Methods/Materials for Elementary Age Disabilities

Four courses in physical/multiple disabilities (EDX 4503, EDX 4603, EDX 4613, EDX 4623)

EDX 8103, Advanced Contingency Management

EDX 8173, Special Education in the Regular Classroom



I am interested in the use of technology to meet the needs of students with physical/multiple disabilities and early literacy for students with mild/moderate disabilities.



Cirlot-New, Coffey, & Xie. (2010). Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP). Institute of Education Sciences ($1,548,993) [Under Review]

Dill, A., Jayroe, T., Robichaux, R., Pope, M., Coffey, K., & Burroughs. S. (2009). 21st Century Community Learning Centers. Changing Academic Performance and Promoting Success (CAPPS). Mississippi Department of Education ($1, 873, 286).

Co‑Principal Investigator. 1998 Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services grant. Steppingstones from Technology to Action and results. $365,179. October 1, 1998‑September 30, 2000.



Coffey, K.M., & Obringer, S.J. (2011). A look back.  Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 30(1), 1-3

Obringer, S.J., & Coffey, K.M. (2010). Major case law: Individuals with physical disabilities and health impairments. Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 29(1), 7-18.

Coffey, K.M., & Obringer, S.J. (2009). Diastat: A necessary related service. Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 27(2), 7-17.



University: Member, Academic Review Board  (2008-present)

College: Member, Teacher Education Council (2007-present)

Department: Chair, Promotion and Tenure Committee  (2000; 2010)

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